Communications Manager Vacancy

Communications Manager

  • £30,000 FTE
  • 3-4 days a week
  • Flexible and remote working


  • Zero Hour is looking for a Communications Manager to help maximise the impact of the campaign for the Climate & Ecology Bill, which is currently before the UK Parliament.
  • You’ll be responsible for Zero Hour’s communication strategy across all channels—working closely with the senior team at Zero Hour—and reporting to the Campaign Director.
  • You’ll also have the chance to work closely with leading environmental politicians and Zero Hour partners—including purpose-driven brands and organisations like The Co-operative Bank, ZSL, Ecosia, National Education Union, Greenpeace, Triodos Bank, The Wildlife Trusts and hundreds more.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Overseeing and developing Zero Hour’s communications strategy
  • Developing key messages and building relationships with key messengers
  • Managing a small group of volunteers as part of producing and disseminating Zero Hour’s communications
  • Maintaining and implementing a communications calendar/grid
  • Acting as the Zero Hour brand (toolkit) guardian
  • Working with Zero Hour partners to collaborate on engaging content (i.e. blogs and videos) to grow Zero Hour’s supporter base
  • Producing and disseminating resources for Zero Hour’s grassroots supporters (press releases, social media toolkits etc.)
  • Developing and executing e-petitions and digital fundraising campaigns
  • Ensuring all website copy is relevant, accurate and up-to-date

Your experience:

  • We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about environmental action—with a flair for campaign comms—and who can hit the ground running.
  • Ideally, a minimum experience of 2-3 years of working in comms or PR.
  • Ideally, you’ll have worked in campaign comms or have transferable skills from PR or B2C marketing, with experience in email marketing, paid social or response ads, and direct mail.
  • You’ll also ideally know your way around a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system. Zero Hour uses NationBuilder—which is unique to political movements—although experience isn’t essential.
  • You’ll need to know the basics of how a CRM works and be comfortable reporting on supporter/database growth.

Personal specification:

Ideally, you’ll have experience working on campaigns in the environmental, sustainability or human rights sectors, as well as:

  • Confident, professional written and verbal communications skills with ability to persuade and influence a range of people
  • Attention to detail and an ability to manage projects and prioritise tasks
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to find creative solutions
  • Ability to lead projects and manage volunteers
  • Knowledge of the key issues surrounding the climate-nature crisis
  • Knowledge about the interconnection between social and racial justice and the environmental emergency
  • Good understanding or interest in UK politics
  • Competency of IT systems and Google and Microsoft applications, particularly Excel, as well as CRM databases (such as NationBuilder) and electronic mailing
  • Graphic design skills and competency in InDesign and PhotoShop, Canva or Figma. Ideally also Illustrator and basic video editing

Further details:

  • This work can be largely remote with the option of using a shared office space in East London. It will involve some travel to London for meetings, and some travel to Westminster and elsewhere to meet existing/prospective partners.

Application process:

  • To apply, please submit a two page CV and a two page covering letter to by midnight on 12 February 2023.
  • In your covering letter, please (1) explain your suitability for the role, and (2) propose how you think Zero Hour should advance an impactful comms strategy over 2023 as part of building all-party, UK-wide support for the Climate & Ecology Bill campaign.
  • The closing date for applications is (midnight on) 12 February and interviews will take place on 15 February.

About Zero Hour:

  • Zero Hour is the campaign calling for the Climate & Ecology Bill; groundbreaking, science-led legislation bold enough to tackle the climate-nature crisis. The Bill would put us on the right path to restore nature, decarbonise fairly and include the public in a fair way forward.
  • Zero Hour is a mass-mobilisation campaign rapidly building a grassroots movement and alliance of NGOs, businesses, community groups, councils and scientists, as well as over 160 cross-party politicians. 
  • By working for Zero Hour, you’ll be helping bring the CE Bill ever closer to passing into law, helping secure a liveable future for generations to come.
  • You can find out more at or via our Twitter account, @cebill_now.

Additional notes: 

Zero Hour is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in environmental campaigns and we are committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities or other health conditions; people who identify as LGBTQIA+; and people who identify as working class (or have done so in the past).