28.03.24 Just transition

We’re recruiting a new freelance Inclusion Associate


Do you have a clear track record of helping organisations deliver on the key principles of Equity, Inclusion and Diversity?

Can you help Mission Net Zero project partners’ work to be more inclusive and attentive to the needs of the diverse population of Bristol?

We are recruiting for a freelance Inclusion Associate to ensure inclusion and just transition principles remain at the heart of the Mission Net Zero project. The project brings together local and regional partners to support Bristol’s ambition of becoming carbon neutral and climate resilient by 2030 whilst ensuring social justice (a “just transition”).

The Associate will help set goals, hold partners accountable, and support partners to be more inclusive. They will also organise and help to commission workshops and training for project partners to support meeting these goals. At the end, they will share what the project has achieved and learned with others.

Contract details

  • Duration: 18 months. Long-term freelance role from 3 June 2024 to 30 November 2025 (earlier contract start date of 20 May 2024 available if possible).
  • Commitment: Total of 60 days. Approximately 2.5 days per month, with additional 15 days required for initial activity and project set-up (June/July 2024) and end-of-project reporting (Oct/Nov 2025).
  • Contract fee: £32,500 (£550 per day).
  • Reporting: The Inclusion Associate will report to Bristol Climate & Nature Partnership as the commissioning lead and to the Mission Net Zero Project Manager at Bristol City Council, who will facilitate communication with the Mission Net Zero project board.

Download the full role description


How to apply

To express your interest in this role, download the full role description for more detail then please send both:

  1. A cover letter (one side of A4) explaining what attracted you to this role and why you (or your organisation) would be best placed to deliver it. Please include a description of recent work that demonstrates how you meet the skills requirements. If you would prefer to communicate verbally, please submit responses in film or audio file format via a filesharing service e.g. wetransfer.
  2. A CV to evidence any previous experience that is relevant to this role. This information could be shared with us in an alternative format, for example, a link to a website or online profile.

In your application, please:

  • Declare if you have a relationship with any of the organisations listed as project partners (see appendix).
  • Specify your availability to start in the role.
  • Share any dates in April/May when you would not be available to attend an interview.
  • If applying as an organisation, or as a joint application from two or more individuals, please ensure the cover letter and CV includes full details of who the primary contact would be.

Get in touch with contact@bristolclimatenature.org with any queries or to request an informal discussion about the role.

Deadline for submissions: midday, Monday 22 April 2024

Please email applications directly to contact@bristolclimatenature.org (email subject ref: Inclusion Associate application)

Selection will be based on a two-stage process, with the first stage inviting shortlisted candidates to attend a one-hour interview (online) followed by a second stage in person interview.

This role is funded by Innovate UK’s Net Zero Living programme as part of the Mission Net Zero project to support progress towards a more sustainable and inclusive city and deliver on Bristol’s One City Climate Strategy.

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