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Gas and Repower Campaigner

Environment Centre NT
  • Full time – 38 hours per week, 12 month contract
  • $74,936 to $78,883 per annum, depending on experience

The Environment Centre (NT) is looking for an experienced, creative and energetic campaigner who can build a campaign to stop any further gas development in the Northern Territory, focussing particularly on plans for an industrial gas and petrochemical precinct in pristine Darwin Harbour, as well as new, highly carbon intensive, offshore gas developments off the Northern Territory’s coast. This campaigner will also continue our work to lead and accelerate the transition for the Northern Territory to be powered locally and economically by renewable energy, building a people power movement for a clean energy economy.

The role and threat

You will take the lead on developing and delivering the Environment Centre NT’s campaign calling for no new gas developments in the Northern Territory, working closely with a diverse range of allies to stop the dangerous expansion of the fossil gas industry in the Northern Territory.  You will have all the great work from our Repower campaign to present alternative means of powering the NT economy, transitioning away from gas to renewable energy and green manufacturing.

Climate change threatens all that is special about the Northern Territory. The impacts of climate change here are already significant, and will disproportionately impact Indigenous lands and communities.  The International Energy Agency recently made it clear that if we are to avoid catastrophic global warming, there must be no new fossil fuel developments from 2021. Yet the Northern Territory and Commonwealth Governments are working to entrench a “gas-fired recovery” from the Covid pandemic that will accelerate climate collapse.  ECNT’s new campaign will build community opposition to new gas developments, and influence decision makers and industry to abandon plans to gas-fire the Northern Territory’s future and direct resources to supporting a renewable future for the Territory.

ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT CENTRE NT

The Environment Centre NT is the peak community sector environment organisation in the Northern Territory (NT). We have been working to protect the NT environment since 1983. Our vision is for ‘thriving nature and a sustainable future for all Territorians’.

Purpose: To inspire, support and take action that protects the environment

We work to foster sustainable communities by empowering community members to take action. For more information, please visit our website: https://www.ecnt.org.au/. ECNT acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the unceded lands and waters upon which we work and their role in caring for country for millennia, now, and into the future.

Selection criteria

  1. An understanding of, or demonstrated capacity to learn about, the threat that further fossil gas development poses and the alternative low emissions economy vision for the Northern Territory.
  2. Experience in planning and delivering successful people-powered advocacy campaigns, including identifying and supporting people to take action.
  3. Experience in preparing campaign materials, including fact sheets, media releases and outreach materials.
  4. An ability to build and leverage high-level networks and relationships with relevant stakeholders, partners and allies (politicial, corporate, NGO, grassroots).
  5. Excellent written and oral communications skills, with an ability to tailor the message and language for different purposes/audiences.
  6. Excellent research skills, to enable campaign strategies to be based on accurate research, insights and analysis.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively with the media to contribute to campaign goals.
  8. A commitment to kindness, compassion and collaboration in teamwork and conflict resolution.
  9. A demonstrated commitment to climate action.
  10. A valid driver’s licence.
  11. A working with children check.
  12. A willingness and flexibility to travel regionally.

If you don’t fulfil all the selection criteria, that’s okay! We still want to hear from you if you’re passionate, committed and the job excites you.

Terms

The job is a full time with a 12-month contract, with an aim to extend longer with further funding.

Salary: $74,936 to $78,883 per annum, depending on experience. 10% Super, 5 weeks annual leave

Only successful applicants will be contacted and invited for an interview via email.

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