WHO IS THE IRISH GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL?
The Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) was established in 2011 as an independent, non-profit membership organisation, to provide leadership in the transformation to a sustainable built environment. The IGBC is made up of the most progressive organisations working in the Irish Property and construction sector.
It is affiliated with 70 national Green Building Councils that form the World Green Building Council, the largest organisation influencing sustainable construction worldwide. IGBC is a small (15 staff members) but growing organisation.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Your principal role will be to engage in IGBC’s campaigns for a more sustainable built environment. More specifically, you will be involved in an exciting project to decarbonise Ireland’s built environment across its whole life cycle, Building Life II. The main objective of Building Life II is to implement the Building a Zero Carbon Ireland roadmap. Building Life II is funded by the Ikea and Laudes foundations and aims at implementing the roadmap developed as part of the first Building Life project.
WHO DO WE NEED?
You are motivated to work with a green NGO and passionate about sustainability, with an interest in driving the decarbonisation of Ireland’s built environment. You have good research skills and can analyse large quantities of information and present them in a clear and concise manner. You have excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to write high quality reports and submissions and make clear and engaging presentations. You have experience engaging with a range of stakeholders including agency and departmental staff, researchers, industry, and politicians. You use initiative and are able to work independently and as part of a team. You are highly organised with a good attention to details, and able to work to tight deadlines. Ideally you will have experience working on large, funded projects.
Responsibilities will include
- Support the delivery of the contracted advocacy requirements of the Building Life II project, and other IGBC’s campaigns.
- Build and nurture relationships with a range of stakeholders, including members, government officials, policy makers, professional bodies, and researchers to deliver on the projects.
- Liaise internally and externally with relevant subject matter experts (e.g., Whole Life Carbon and energy renovation), including through the organisation and delivery of workshops, to support evidence-based policy work.
- Use research and analysis skills to develop high quality reports (e.g., IGBC’s biannual policy scoreboard) and submissions.
- Contribute to identifying funding opportunities and developing funding proposals to support IGBC’s advocacy work.
- Keep close track of activities and draft reports to funding bodies.
Qualifications and Experience required
Ideally 3rd level with a preference for sustainability, property/construction or political science related qualification.
- Experienced engaging with a broad range of stakeholders, including policymakers, government officials and industry, on climate action.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation and report writing.
- Experienced in researching and analysing large quantity of information to support the development of evidence-based policy positions.
- Experienced in project management ideally including with philanthropic organisations.
- Experienced in organising events, including workshops.
- Self-starter but with excellent team working abilities.
- Experience in the Irish construction and property sector.
- Experience in developing national, philanthropic and EU funded proposals.
Indicative Salary €35,000 -€42,000 commensurate with relevant experience, skills and qualifications. This will be initially a three-year fixed contract with a six-month probationary period which can be extended. We can consider remote working or part time contracts due to living costs in Dublin, but preference is for working in our 19 Mountjoy Square office, Dublin 1.
If you believe that you are the right person to help us transform our industry, send a CV and an email outlining (in one page) what you would bring to the position and the IGBC to [email protected].