Climate Action Lead

Groundwork is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK. In Greater Manchester, our vision is of a greener, more resilient City Region with stronger, healthier communities, responsible businesses and enhanced prospects for all local people. We work across Greater Manchester and surroundings districts helping communities find practical solutions to the challenges they face. We provide training and create jobs, reduce energy and waste, reconnect people with nature, build bridges within communities and transform whole neighbourhoods.

Over recent years, we have delivered environmental youth leadership and social action programmes, community-led climate and nature programmes and worked with businesses to reduce their carbon impact and be more efficient and resilient. We believe that the time is right to take our work to the next level so have created a new post of Climate Action Lead. The successful candidate will be passionate about the environment, sustainability and inspiring people to be part of the solution to climate change.

This post is part funded by Young Manchester.

Main purpose of the post:
  • To champion climate change activism internally across the Trust and externally in networks and partnerships, sharing learning and drawing on international best practice.
  • To be responsible for the successful delivery and reporting of Groundwork GM’s outcomes as part of the Young Manchester’s strategic leadership and sector co-ordination programme.
  • To further position Groundwork GM as the trusted provider of community and youth activism in responding to climate change, including carbon reduction and the importance of green and blue infrastructure in mitigating the impact.


To apply

Please submit a CV and covering letter, outlining what motivates you to apply for this job and the key skills and experience you bring, to by 9am Monday 6th April 2020.

We also request that you complete our Equal Opportunities Form however please note that completion of this form is voluntary.  Any information collected is used only for the purposes of monitoring the implementation of our Equality and Diversity policy and procedures during recruitment and selection.  The information is not used in any way to inform the shortlisting process. Data is held securely and is not provided to any member of the selection panel.

For further information about the post please contact Michaela Howell, Head of Communities: 0161 220 1000 or