Parliamentary Campaigner

Parliamentary Campaigner

  • £27,000 FTE
  • 2-3 days a week
  • Flexible and remote working


  • Zero Hour is looking for a Parliamentary Campaigner to help maximise the impact of the campaign for the Climate & Ecology Bill, which is currently before the UK Parliament. This role would support Zero Hour’s senior team, reporting to the Campaign Manager, to deliver the campaign’s political strategy.
  • You’ll communicate with cross-party MPs, Peers and councillors—helping to create strategies to engage supporting politicians to promote the CE Bill and building relationships with potential supporters.
  • You’ll be responsible for monitoring the parliamentary timetable, proposing opportunities to raise questions and apply for debates, and for preparing briefing and speeches for parliamentarians.

Areas of responsibility:

  • Liaising with MPs, Peers and other political stakeholders (including local councillors, third sector organisations and other policymakers) to make the strongest possible case for the Climate & Ecology Bill and Zero Hour’s complementary campaigns.
  • Undertaking research tasks, proposing parliamentary questions and drafting briefings, correspondence and blogs.
  • Managing political databases, including via NationBuilder, Zero Hour’s Customer Relationships Management (CRM) platform.
  • Monitoring parliamentary business, Hansard, press and social media to identify upcoming opportunities and milestones.
  • Helping organise events, meetings and other campaign stunts to maximum effect.
  • Undertaking other administrative tasks as required—including organising, attending and taking minutes at meetings, responding to (public and politicians’) queries via email and via Zero Hour social media, and updating colleagues via Slack (Zero Hour’s comms platform) etc.

Your experience:

  • We’re looking for someone who’s passionate about environmental action who can hit the ground running.
  • Experience in political campaigning—and ideally in the field of climate, nature or environmentalism—or sustainability or social justice.
  • Experience writing persuasively for a range of audiences, including drafting research briefings and formal correspondence.
  • An ability to work both independently and as part of a team on fast-paced, time sensitive projects.
  • Experience using Google Workspace, and some knowledge of digital campaigning tools, including (ideally) use of NationBuilder or other CRM tools, plus Slack, YAMM (or equivalents).

Personal specification: 

  • Confident, professional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Attention to detail and an ability to manage projects and prioritise tasks.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to find creative solutions.
  • An understanding of what makes a successful campaign, including the role of grassroots activism, alliance-building and digital campaigning.
  • An understanding of UK environmental policy and politics, and ideally of the Westminster, Whitehall and local authority landscapes.
  • Knowledge about the interconnection between social and racial justice and the environmental emergency.

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 the campaign in Westminster, increasing all-party, UK-wide support for the Climate & Ecology Bill over 2023.
  • 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).