InterClimate Network is an innovative and effective charity that inspires and enables young people to consider climate sustainability to be one of their priorities in planning their careers and lives. Its mission is to bring together networks of delivery organisations, funders and young people across the country to provide climate sustainability programmes that produce leaders and advocates for a sustainable future.  ICN’s work is more important and relevant than ever.

We work with secondary schools with students from age 13-18. We engage young people with the complexities of climate change, inspire their climate action, and promote their voices in their own sustainable future. With the support of Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and other funders we have developed a highly successful programme in five regions. We now have ambitious plans to scale up to a national level using a partnership approach. More immediately, with the UNFCCC Conference of Parties being hosted by the UK in November 2020, this year presents a great opportunity for us to reach more young people than ever. It is an exciting time at ICN!

ICN’s Executive Chair, James Streeter, and six-form student Emily Smith, making a podcast about ICN.

We are now in need of two additional Trustees to help move our work forward, seize the opportunities and build on the successes so far. These two people will have a passion for the ideals of InterClimate Network and in investing in young people. They may also have had professional experience in these fields (but not necessarily), and will bring fresh skills and enthusiasms to two different roles in our team.

  • The first will be the primary link between the Board and the programme’s manager to track progress and work out optimisations, cost savings, solutions or changes where required. This is a rewarding hands-on role that would be ideal for someone willing to apply their previous experience in the charity, public sector or commercial world, to help direct and sustain the important climate awareness initiatives ICN Network devises and delivers.
  • The second, most likely a student (must be over 18) or recent graduate, will provide us with a closer connection to school students and young people. They will be able to demonstrate a passion for climate sustainability and have some experience of engaging on this subject outside the usual academic curriculum. They will bring the way young people are thinking and the methods of communication that they are using to inform and energise our planning and delivery.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you would like further information on either of these exciting roles or indeed have ideas or comments that you would like to contribute.

Simon Trapnell FRSA, Trustee, InterClimate Network