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Hello and thank you for your interest in our organisation and the role of Managing Director, Communications.

I’m Mark Watts, Executive Director of C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. I have the privilege of leading this organisation, which has almost 400 staff from the Global North and South, and I have been at the helm of its expansion over the last 10 years. As part of this growth, we have expanded operations in over 50 cities across the world and seek to maintain this growth as the subject of climate breakdown continues to be of utmost importance.

C40 is a network of mayors of nearly 100 world-leading cities collaborating to deliver the urgent action needed right now to confront the climate crisis. Together, we can create a future where everyone, everywhere can thrive.

What we do today will determine whether or not there is a thriving future for our communities, our cities and the natural world around us. We know that climate breakdown and rising inequality, compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, require an unprecedented response to match the scale of the crises. That’s why C40’s mission is to halve the emissions of its member cities within a decade, phase out the use of fossil fuels, while improving equity, building resilience, and creating the conditions for everyone, everywhere to thrive.

Mayors of C40 cities are on the leading edge of climate action, and are deploying a science-based and collaborative approach to help the world limit global heating to 1.5°C and build healthy, equitable and resilient communities.

The Managing Director of Communications would be an instrumental part of C40’s leadership in driving forward change and having a significant impact on climate change.

As an organisation C40 is committed to supporting and promoting equity and diversity and creating an inclusive working environment for everyone. We believe that when people with different life experiences are involved in decision-making, we deliver better. We therefore promote a work culture where staff can input to improve equity, diversity and inclusion through staff-led groups and formal forums. We know that creating our ideal working environment is a learning process and we are committed to the ongoing effort.

If all the above appeals to you and if you have the skills, expertise and passion to join the movement to make our ambition a reality, we’d love to hear from you.

Mark Watts
C40 Executive Director