Climate Skills Project Co-ordinator

British Council

Job Summary

Supporting a global team across Brazil, Mexico, India, Indonesia, Viet Nam and UK to deliver a
new project equipping young people with the skills they need to be part of a just transition away
from fossil fuels to green societies. Working across education, community, arts and more. FTC til
Feb 2026.

Job Description

UK based role (Manchester, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Belfast or London)

This is an exciting opportunity to support a new multi-country programme focused on enabling
young leaders and supporting local community organisations to access resources and build their
capacity to be part of the needed just transition from fossil fuels.

You will work closely with the Senior Programme Manager based in the UK and be part of the
global team delivering in Brazil, Mexico, India, Indonesia and Viet Nam. You will support
programme processes, including financial administration supported by the Finance Lead based in
Pakistan.

You will support all areas of the implementation of the global programme and local projects.
This includes administration, reporting and data collection, operational delivery and managing
communications with delivery partners in education, skills training, and the arts.

This will include ad hoc marketing support, planning team and programme meetings, supporting
procurement, contracting, payments and event delivery. This will give you strong experience in
project management processes. You will also support on specific programme activities as
required and identified to support your own professional development and interests.

This role is great for you if you have existing administrative experience, and a keen interest
in practical action on climate change adaptation and resilience, and how to build the just
transition away from fossil fuels at a local and global level. You will develop skills in
partnership management, global team working, co-design and delivery of inclusive programmes.

Similar roles may be called:

Project Administrator, Team Assistant, Team Coordinator

The programme will deliver quality skills programmes via local partners. Young people will be
mobilised through youth-led grants funding, bursaries and internships. The programme will
explore cross-disciplinary initiatives, engaging with sectors across education, vocational
training, and arts.

Job Requirements

Requirements of the role:

  • Administrative experience
  • Experience of independently managing and prioritising multiple tasks and deadlines
  • Proven ability to communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds
  • Knowledge of and/or interest in environmental issues such as climate change and climate
    justice

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and/or experience of coordinating youth activity or projects
  • design and delivery approaches
  • Experience supporting initiatives which centre marginalised voices e.g. through co-design
    and delivery approaches

All knowledge and experience can be evidenced by a range of experience such as job roles,
volunteering, lived experience or personal/education projects. We’re looking for
someone with interest in the programme and supporting youth/climate action, who is keen to
develop in a global team role.

Job Responsibilities

Functional Support:

  • Provide administrative support to Programme Team e.g. diary management, travel bookings,
    preparing documents, managing trackers
  • Coordinating and minuting meetings, including supporting a global Advisory Group of youth
    climate experts and the Programme Board
  • Support events-based activities, workshops, and trainings
  • Support grants administration
  • Support processes such as procurement, marcomms, evaluation, client reporting, and project
    planning

Financial management:

  • Coordinate and keep records on a range of standard, corporate financial processes e.g.
    purchase orders, vendor creation, SAP (financial management software)

Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

  • Support team to ensure that communities most affected by climate change are included in the
    design and delivery of the project using creative and care-based approaches

You will be trained in all organisation specific processes and proceedures. We are looking for someone with passion and interest in the programme who is organised and able to work with people from different backgrounds. 

If you have any questions regarding the role please contact Senior Programme Manager Isobel Cecil – [email protected] 

Apply direct to British Council using the link. Deadline 27th June 23:59 UK time.

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