Apply now to join the CCSF Committee for the 2023 Climate and Sustainability Forum!
The Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum is a two day annual forum organised by a group of University of Cambridge students, with the support of Cambridge Hub. The Forum is aimed at increasing awareness of climate change, sustainability and surrounding issues. It features panels and presentations from a diverse range of local and international speakers.
Last year’s 2022 CCSF ‘A Climate Reset’ seeked to reset and recalibrate our responses to the climate crisis. Through understanding it as an inevitable reckoning produced by long term systemic inequalities, we can address a wider network of intersecting injustices and create transformational solutions. We want to emphasise creativity and diverse voices in sustainability, centering intersectionality and looking outside the Western narrative. Read more about last year’s forum here.
As a committee member, you’ll work collaboratively to come up with themes and ideas, as well as plan and host the 2023 Cambridge Climate and Sustainability Forum. Committee work starts in February, and the forum will take place in May / June.
We will be interviewing for the committee on a rolling basis from January 10th 2023.
Creating a flexible vision for the event and helping to guide committee members in their execution of tasks. The role primarily involves encouragement, delegation, setting deadlines, organising meetings, making sure everyone's ideas are listened to in turn and that the team gets along well and is pleased with the outcome Time commitment: Approx. 5 per week (depending on how close the event is)
Supports the coordinator in their role In consultation with coordinator, option of managing directly either a) Publicity and Ticketing & Website or b) Finance & Logistics Time commitment: Approx. 4 per week
Impact and Auxiliary Events Officer
New creative/imaginative role working to increase the impact of the conference before-hand. Crucial role for understanding the influence of the conference and improving it year on year. Ensures the smooth operation of the event on the day In charge of measuring and reporting the impact of the conference afterwards. Working closely with publicity officers to increase awareness of the conference through auxiliary events Works closely with the logistics officer and delegates tasks Time commitment: Approx. 1-2 hours a week depending on how close to event it is
Books suitable virtual space for conference, timeline of conference, arranging side events (e.g. photo exhibition). Vital for the smooth-running of the forum. Time commitment: Approx. 1-3 hours a week depending on how close to event it is
Creates publicity materials online, organising social media, coordinating between organisations and people within Cambridge (students, staff and external groups) Works closely with the events officers to increase outreach of the event Time commitment: Approx. 1-3 hours a week depending on how close to event it is
Accessibility and Inclusion Coordinator
Works with all other roles to ensure accessibility of events and social media Researches, consults on and considers ways to make the event as inclusive as possible Works closely with the coordinator and deputy coordinator to ensure tasks are delegated across the team and held accountable(so it’s not all on just one person!).
Researches on and contact potential speakers for keynote and panels, choosing themes of panels, ensuring speakers are from complementary and diverse backgrounds Ensures speakers experience at the forum is smooth and enjoyable through sorting out logistics, writing speakers packs for them, and overall care on the day. Time commitment: Approx. 3-4 hours a week depending on how close to event it is
Manages finances of the forum as well as fundraising and obtaining sponsorships Time commitment: Approx. 1-3 hours a week depending on how close to event it is
Tech and Website Officer
Creative design role of ensuring that the website is engaging and kept up to date. Designing and managing website as well as managing ticketing platform (tech-savviness is encouraged). If forum is online, in charge of the virtual platform and assistance during the event. Time commitment: Approx. 1-3 hours a week depending on how close to event it is.
Apply through this form.
Applications for all roles close on January 23rd 2023.