Job vacancy

New Business Officer (Open to flexible working)

London or Brussels
Salary range:
£35,026 per annum (UK) or €2480 per month (Brussels)
Oct. 28, 2021

Global Witness must be able to continue to confront abuses of power that are driving the climate crisis.  To do this we need to be continuously looking for ways to grow a diverse funder base. 

We’re recruiting a New Business Officer to raise funds for our critical work.

About Global Witness

Global Witness is ambitious. Our campaigns aim to create a real step change in addressing some of the underlying causes of global warming. We want a new economic landscape in which people and planet take priority.

We bring our experience of establishing campaigns on issues that people told us again and again would not be possible to achieve. Along with our investigative, advocacy and communications skills, we also bring determination, persistence and resolve.

About the role

As the New Business Officer you’ll work with the Head of New Business to identify and engage new funders from the UK, US and European markets. You’ll work across all Global Witness’ campaigning areas, creating tailored and persuasive pitches to get donors excited about funding our work. You’ll develop excellent relationships and manage your own prospective funder portfolio. 

About you

You’ll bring experience in business development and income generation as well as an understanding of the government, trusts and foundations sector. You’re a skilled communicator with a proven ability to identify and cultivate donor relationships and meet your own income targets. Finally, you’ll enjoy collaborating with others to achieve shared goals.

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 23 days annual leave (excl. Public Holidays),or 25 days annual leave if based in London, private medical insurance and flexible working arrangements.

This role is based in London or Brussels and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK or Brussels. Currently due to COVID, we are working remotely, and have the flexibility to do so until the end of 2021. 


Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one-page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the person specification to [email protected] by 9am BST on 28 October 2021. Interviews will be held on week beginning 1 November 2021.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: New Business Officer, and please use the following file name and protocol for our CV and cover letter: First name_last name_CV and First name_last name_coverletter

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.

This is clearly an extraordinary time, but we are committed to making the process as easy as possible for you.  Interviews will take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.