Vacancy: Team Coordinator – Carbon Brief

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Vacancy: Team Coordinator – Carbon Brief


Carbon Brief is looking for someone special to help support our busy and growing team.

  • Do you have administration experience and good interpersonal skills?
  • Are you organised and clear-thinking, with the ability to multitask? 
  • Do you have meticulous attention to detail?

Job description

Working closely with our journalists, editors, multimedia producers and digital content executives, you’ll play a key role in supporting the whole Carbon Brief team in producing world-class journalism and in ensuring a happy, efficient and inclusive workplace.

Reporting to the Office Manager, this role might suit a motivated and organised individual looking for a hybrid position with a variety of PA and admin duties. These will include office administration, travel and meeting coordination, and supporting HR processes as core tasks, but you may have other responsibilities that grow and change as the role develops. 

You’ll have exceptional organisational skills and an ability to prioritise tasks efficiently and effectively. You will be comfortable working on your own initiative, yet able to build strong working relationships. With a flexible attitude and constructive outlook, you’ll enjoy the prospect of making sure our in-house processes work efficiently and contribute new ideas for supporting our team and the work we do.

Please note that this particular role is not a route into journalism. A different role within Carbon Brief might be better suited to anyone with aspirations to write.

Responsibilities  

  • Being a contact point: Liaise with building management, update the team about notices/events and ensure the correct processes are followed. 
  • Inbox management: Review, respond to and flag emails that come into Carbon Brief’s general inbox – e.g. media requests, feedback and general enquiries.
  • Meetings and events: Coordinate availability, schedule meetings, check facilities, liaise with venues, make bookings and organise materials/provisions.
  • Coordinating travel: Process team travel requests; organise itineraries and make bookings; prepare travel guidance and check health and visa requirements.
  • Supporting HR: Book line-management meetings, monitor annual leave, assist with recruitment, process expenses and keep accurate records via our Sage HR platform.
  • Office/team equipment: Order IT and other office equipment, as required, and maintain an up-to-date inventory of IT assets.
  • Administrative support: Ad-hoc support for the Office Manager and wider Carbon Brief team, including marking team social events and milestones.

Experience

Essential

  • One year’s previous experience in a similar role. 
  • Excellent organisational and planning skills.
  • Proven collaboration and team-working skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Discretion and an understanding of confidentiality issues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Docs.

Desirable

  • Experience of using the Sage HR platform. 
  • An interest in climate change, the environment and/or journalism.
  • An awareness of Carbon Brief and the kind of organisation we are.

Location: Carbon Brief’s office is in central London. For this particular role, we might prefer the successful candidate to be based in the UK and able to come into the office 2-3 days per week.

Hours/Duration: Regular office hours of 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday. This is a full-time permanent (non-sponsored) position.

Salary:  £30,000 per year, dependent on experience. Generous benefits, including pension and group protection insurance.

How to apply 

To apply, please send:

  • Your CV.
  • A cover letter explaining why you might be a good fit for the role and the organisation. 

To: [email protected]

Please start “Team Coordinator application – Carbon Brief” in the email subject line.

Applications must be submitted by 9AM GMT on Monday 11 March. First interviews will be held on Monday 18 March and Thursday 21 March. Shortlisted candidates will be invited back for a second interview on Tuesday 26 March, with a view to making a decision by the end of the week.

Carbon Brief is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce. Our aim is to be truly representative of all sections of society and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. We strongly encourage applications from those who feel underrepresented in climate journalism, including ethnic and social minorities.

About Carbon Brief 

Carbon Brief specialises in clear, evidence-based articles and data visualisations to help improve the understanding of climate change, both in terms of the science and the policy response. We publish a wide range of content, including Q&As, in-depth analysis, interviews, newsletters, interactives, infographics and maps. Our audience is global and diverse, but particularly serves policymakers, journalists, NGOs and academics. We are proud of the reach and engagement we have with our audiences, who value our rigorous and authoritative brand of ‘explainer journalism’.

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