The Warwick Climate Negotiating Forum is the first of its kind at the University of Warwick. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved in a groundbreaking simulation of the United Nation’s critical Conference of Parties negotiations, which have produced some of the best-known international climate agreements to date.
To find out more about the roles we’re offering, and to apply – read on!
Front of House recruitment is now open!
Please note that all roles require commitment through to the middle of Term 1 next academic year, and therefore would not suit students in their final year or who will be on an intercalated year abroad or in industry.
As a facilitator, you will make things happen. You will be on the front line, working hands-on with delegates, guiding them through the conference, and making sure they are able to fully engage with the process and each other. Therefore, it is crucial that you possess strong teamwork and communication skills; we recommend that you discuss any relevant experience you have in your application. On the day, you will be working closely with the President to control logistics, ensuring that the conference flows smoothly and efficiently. Therefore, it is also important that you can demonstrate the ability to work methodically under pressure.
As a lobbyist, you will open the floor for debate. You will engage with delegates, encouraging discussion and provoking thought. Like the lobbyists who stand in the houses of parliament, you will embody the challenges faced by real negotiators by attempting to influence opinions. For this reason, it is important that you are good at communicating, and thinking and acting fast, ensuring that delegates stay involved. It is recommended that you have relevant experience of situations in which these skills were required.
Applications for Front of House roles will close at midnight on Saturday 27th April.
For any questions about any of the roles or responsibilities, or WCNF more generally, please get in touch with us at email@example.com.