Policy & Advocacy Officer

Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) - Dublin, Ireland

without deadline

Tasks: Consulting, Management, Research

Topics: Community Engagement, Policies and Cooperation, Urban Transformation

Type: Full-time, Hybrid, Part-time

Experience required: Intermediate

Language: English is sufficient

The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) is an independent non-profit organization established in 2011 with the goal of leading the transition towards a sustainable built environment in Ireland. It consists of progressive entities in the Irish property and construction sector. Affiliated with 70 national Green Building Councils as part of the World Green Building Council, IGBC is influential on a global scale in promoting sustainable construction practices. With a small but growing team of 15 staff members, IGBC is focused on campaigns for a greener built environment.

The organization is seeking an individual to join their team in a role that involves engaging in IGBC’s campaigns for sustainability, particularly in a project called Building Life II. This project aims to decarbonize Ireland’s built environment throughout its lifecycle by implementing the Building a Zero Carbon Ireland roadmap. Funding for Building Life II comes from the Ikea and Laudes foundations. The ideal candidate for this role should be enthusiastic about working in a green NGO, possess a strong interest in advancing sustainability, and be motivated to drive decarbonization in Ireland’s built environment.

Key responsibilities include supporting the delivery of advocacy goals for the Building Life II project and other IGBC campaigns, fostering relationships with various stakeholders, conducting research and analysis to develop high-quality reports and submissions, contributing to funding proposals, and keeping track of project activities.

Desired qualifications and skills for the role include experience in engaging with stakeholders in the climate action field, excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), research and analytical proficiency, project management experience (preferably with philanthropic organizations), and the ability to organize events and workshops. Experience in the Irish construction and property sector, as well as in developing funded proposals, is considered advantageous.

The role offers an indicative salary ranging from €35,000 to €42,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The initial contract is for three years, with a six-month probationary period that can be extended. While remote or part-time work arrangements are possible due to living costs in Dublin, there is a preference for working at IGBC’s office in Dublin 1.

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