Job vacancy

Campaign Leader - Digital Threats

Salary range(s):
Full time
Sept. 24, 2020
We are searching for someone with a demonstrable track record of developing, leading and managing campaigns at either a national or international level.  A compelling and authentic communicator who listens, engages and influences at all levels and an experienced and inclusive leader and manager, with experience of coaching and developing staff to reach their full potential.

About us

For over 25 years, Global Witness has worked to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites. Through our bold and hard-hitting investigations, campaigning, and advocacy, we have catalysed change across the world to challenge the systems that enable these harms.
We’re recruiting a campaign leader to lead our recently formed Digital Threats team. 

About the campaign

The digital threats campaign aims to create a world where social media companies and Big Tech are forced to operate to higher transparency standards, where hate and discrimination are not able to flourish unchecked, and where power cannot be bought through the proliferation of misleading information that can have major democratic consequences.
We are launching this campaign with a short menu of policy asks which we see as a fundamental starting point to a total overhaul to the way digital platforms operate.  At this point, our primary jurisdictional focus is the EU, followed by the UK. 

Working for Global Witness

We aspire to create a workplace where everyone is accepted for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, marital status, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave.
We are actively trying to increase diversity in our organisation and strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community.
Our London office is based in Bethnal Green although we are currently all working remotely.  We also have offices in Brussels and Washington D.C.  We pride ourselves on facilitating flexible working where possible.  This includes options to work from home, work part time or job share.
We have a range of benefits which include:

  • 25 days annual leave (excluding public holidays)
  • Free health insurance
  • Interest-free loans on season tickets
  • A tax free cycle to work scheme
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two days a year to volunteer for a cause that is important to you
  • Pension scheme where we contribute up to 7% depending on length of service


How to apply

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement (no more than two pages) which tells us how you meet the requirements of the role to [email protected] by 5pm on 24 September 2020.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview please let us know.

This is clearly an extraordinary time and a difficult point at which to change jobs – but we are committed to making this as easy as possible for candidates.  Interviews will take place virtually and someone from the recruitment panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.