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Role: Programme Co-ordinator, Birmingham

Contract: One-year, 14-21 hours a week. Reduced hours during school holidays can also be discussed. 

Location: Home-based

Pay: £28,000 pro rata

Reporting to: Programme Manager

Closing date for applications: 28th July (midnight).

Climate change is the big challenge of this century and young people hold the key to solving it. Climate Ed is an exciting new charity that teaches primary school children about climate change and empowers them to take action.


Climate Ed are expanding from London to Birmingham. We are looking for someone highly organised with experience of working with volunteers and schools and excellent networks across Birmingham and surroundings to co-ordinate the roll-out of our programme across Birmingham. This role will work with volunteers, schools, local authorities and others to ensure the successful roll-out of the programme and measurement of results.  The successful candidate will need to be based in/around Birmingham.


This role could be 14-21 hours per week depending on the amount of fundraising the role takes on and the availability of our preferred candidate. These hours could be compressed or spread out during the week and could reduce during school holidays if this was preferable to the candidate. This role could grow as the programme matures in Birmingham, up to 4 days per week depending on the success of the programme and of fundraising locally.


If you are passionate about helping young people understand climate change, address their eco-anxiety and become empowered to take action with their families and communities, we look forward to your application. Climate Ed is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. We welcome applications from people from all parts of the community, particularly from under-represented groups.

Main responsibilities

  • Recruit, train and co-ordinate volunteers to deliver Climate Ed’s in-school workshop programme in primary schools, providing support and guidance.

  • Recruit schools through promotion of the workshop programme (online and in person).

  • Liaise with schools and volunteers to ensure the successful delivery of the programme.

  • Collate student, teacher and volunteer feedback and co-ordinate the continued development of Climate Ed’s classroom resources.

  • Report progress of the roll-out to the Programme Manager, raising successes, challenges, risks and issues and agreeing actions to resolve.

  • Work with Fundraising and Development Manager to raise funds for ongoing programme delivery in this region.

  • Help to promote the programme and charity on the website, social media and other marketing activity by providing programme-related content.

  • Work with team member(s) to develop the overall programme design and roll-out schedule, bringing a delivery perspective to planning.

  • Help to represent the charity to the public and with key stakeholders, raising the profile and positive regard towards the charity.

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Knowledge of Birmingham and experience within local community networks and schools

  • Motivating and managing a team (colleagues, community, volunteers)

  • Gathering and reporting on data

  • Knowledge of safeguarding

  • Experience organising programmes of work

  • Knowledge of climate change, climate science and carbon footprint measurement.


Desirable knowledge, skills and experience

  • Teaching experience in UK schools (primary or secondary) or experience of working with children in a school environment.

  • Experience in marketing and promoting extra-curricular activities to schools.

  • Project management experience, designing delivery plans, tracking and reporting on progress.

  • Knowledge of behaviour change as it relates to climate change and promoting sustainable lifestyles.

  • Experience mentoring, training and coaching.

  • Knowledge of the UK school curriculum.

  • Experience designing teaching resources and assessing their effectiveness.

How to apply:

1. Please submit your application by email to:, including:

  • CV of no more than 3 pages.

  • Covering letter of no more than 2 pages stating why you are interested in the role and how your knowledge, skills and experience match those required for the role. 


Please attach these as two documents with no identifying characteristics (identifying characteristics include name and contact details) in your covering letter.

2. Climate Ed wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its equality policy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce in encouraging equality and diversity.  The organisation needs your help and co-operation to enable it to do this, but filling in this form is voluntary. The information provided will be kept separately from your application, it will be confidential and used for monitoring purposes.  

Interviews will be Monday 5th Aug, with the possibility of second interview.

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