Job vacancy

Data Investigator

London, hybrid working model with two days a week in the office
Salary range:
£44,673 per annum
June 3, 2024

Join us as a Data Investigator to support our teams with innovative and engaging data analysis to help us end climate abuse.

About Global Witness

Our goal is a more sustainable, just and equal planet where humanity is propelled forward, away from the toxic practices of the past. This means fossil fuels staying in the ground, climate-critical forests standing tall and those on the frontline fighting the climate crisis, who defend our planet, are protected from persecution and attacks. 

We want justice for those disproportionately affected by the climate crisis: people in the global south, indigenous communities and communities of colour, women and younger generations. And that the necessary energy transition is done equitably and with the interests of those groups in mind.

To do this we have to stand up to the corporate drivers of the climate crisis - the fossil fuel companies that continue to extract and burn when the science is telling us to stop, the global banks financing deforestation and the businesses that turn a blind eye, or worse are complicit in, attacks on defenders.

For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for. Global Witness strives for cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion as only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better and more just future.

About the role

Working across Global Witness’s campaigns within a larger data team, you will support our larger data investigations.  Using a range of tools and techniques, including data storytelling, analysis, bots and webscraping, you will highlight the role of corporations in worsening the environmental and climate crises.

About you

You will bring core data specialist skills, in particular in financial analysis, natural language processing, remote sensing and accessing and using open data.

We want to evolve, grow and develop and so want to hear the data analysis and presentation skills you could bring to our work.

Finally, you’ll have a strong affinity to Global Witness’ values, working collaboratively internally and externally to achieve maximum impact. 

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas, and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or identity.

We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (excl. Bank Holidays). We also offer healthcare insurance, wellbeing days and policies to support you during key life events.

This role is based in London and therefore to be considered you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We are working under a hybrid working model which requires at least 2 days in the office.


Please send in your CV (max 2 pages) and your responses to the shortlisting questions below to [email protected] by Midnight 03 June 2024

Shortlisting Questions (max 250 words per question)

1.    Describe an example of when you have used data to develop and complete a research project, investigation or news stories.

2.    Describe a time you have developed new data skills in response to a new challenge or opportunity.

3.   Describe a time you’ve worked with others to complete a project. Explain what you contributed to the outcome, and how you communicated with the rest of the group to achieve the best outcome.

To help us track your application please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Data Investigator and please use the following file name protocol for your CV: ‘First Name_Last Name_CV’.


Virtual interviews will be held virtual on 17 June but if anything changes, we will let you know. You will receive the interview questions 1 week ahead of the interview via email to enable you to prepare.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview, please let us know.

Equality and Diversity

We would appreciate your participation in completing our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

Global Witness wants to meet the aims and commitments set out in its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion strategy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010 and building an accurate picture of the make-up of the workforce and candidates in encouraging equality and diversity.  

We need your help and co-operation to enable us to do this, but filling in this form is voluntary. The information provided will be kept confidential and will only be used for monitoring purposes.