Communications Officer

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Communications Officer

CRAHC - Coalition for Clean Renewable and Affordable Heating and Cooling

Europe Based


The Coalition for Clean Renewable and Affordable Heating and Cooling (CRAHC) is an informal coalition being founded by a set of non-governmental organisations to help incentivise the necessary transition to clean, decarbonized renewable heating and cooling at the European level.

We support our member organisations to carry out activities that contribute to the public debate on climate action, driving urgent and ambitious policy in support of the objective to reduce and phase out greenhouse gases from the heating and cooling sectors, currently responsible for roughly half of the EU’s energy use. In parallel we support the delivery of a socially responsible heating and cooling transition and engage in EU based communications and advocacy on the transition.

We are focusing on engaging and hiring great people from diverse backgrounds to strengthen the cause. If you share our values of respect, innovation, and collaboration, join us.


The Coalition is currently accepting applications for an experienced communications professional to support the Coalition’s internal and external role communications. The contract is initially for one year, with the possibility for prolongation, subject to funding.

Working very closely with the Coalition team and communicators from the membership, the successful candidate will implement communication plans and campaigns to help speed up the transition to zero-emission heating and cooling at the EU level.

You’ll work in particular with the strategic communications coordinator, supporting the Coalition’s outreach, and possess a proven interest and communications experience in climate and energy issues at the EU level. You'll be working as part of a small, fast-paced, European team that operates in multiple media markets and multiple platforms.

You'll need to be a great communicator with excellent understanding of how to create political impact through social and traditional media.

This role would suit someone with a background in communications, campaigning and/or journalism. If you think this sounds like you, please apply!

Key responsibilities

Reporting to the Coalition Coordinator, the Communication Officer, in close cooperation with the Strategic Communication Coordinator will be responsible for:

  • Implementing the communications strategy and tactics with a view to influence and shift public and media debates about heating and cooling issues at the European level;
  • Developing and maintaining the website, social media channels and other tasks;
  • Setting up and managing the contact database and marketing platform (e.g. MailChimp);
  • Coordinating the internal communication channels;
  • Implementing communication projects and campaigns. This also involves the coordination with coalition members in support of their heating/cooling policy communications and advocacy efforts;
  • Collaborating with the coalition to deliver communication materials, stories, voices and messaging around key political moments;
  • Tracking political, public and media debates around the heating and cooling decarbonisation to identify opportunities for communications actions and act as a source of intelligence for colleagues and partners;
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with key correspondents and editors in mainstream and specialist media, mainly in Brussels, for pro-active promotion of stories, outreach on emerging issues and reactive media management;
  • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting on communications work.


  • At least 5 years’ experience particularly on energy and climate issues in communications, campaigning (including digital campaigning) and/or journalism;
  • A good understanding of the processes and dynamics of EU politics;
  • Experience of deploying communications plans and strategies tailored for specific voices, channels and audiences (also digital communications);
  • Good understanding of the media landscape and proven experience of strategic story placement, especially in European media;
  • Strong experience of development and maintenance of websites;
  • Outstanding English speaking and writing skills with proven ability to produce impactful communication content, preferably knowledge of at least one other European language;
  • A commitment and genuine interest in the mission and values of the coalition;
  • High level of self-motivation, independence and can-do mentality;
  • Team player with the disposition to work generously with colleagues in a high-trust and values based community of peers.


What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic team who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results- oriented approach to work;
  • A flexible work environment;
  • A full-time consultancy position for 12 months, possibility for prolongation funding permitting;
  • A competitive salary.


Anywhere in the EU, though preference Brussels; remote working is the likely operational mode. You must have the relevant work permit for your location.

Start date

November 2023.

How to apply

Please submit your CV and a short cover letter explaining why you would be suited to the position.

The deadline for applications is 25.9.2023.

Please note only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All applications will be treated confidentially. We will store your information in our internal database unless you specifically request otherwise.

We are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We strongly encourage candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups to apply.

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