Job vacancy

Senior Campaigner (12 month Fixed Term - Open to flexible working)

Salary range:
Fixed term
Feb. 3, 2023

Want to expose and tackle Big Tech’s role in damaging our societies?  We’re recruiting a Senior Campaigner for our Digital Threats team.

About Global Witness

Global Witness wants to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites.

The planet and its residents face a crisis: the climate is being destroyed, and civic freedoms are deteriorating.  Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as Governments, and Big Corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.

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

The Digital Threats to Democracy campaign aims to limit the power of Big Tech to undermine democracy and spread hate, polarization and disinformation.

As a Senior Campaigner, you’ll play a leading role in developing our campaign strategies and communications to ensure our campaign has the impact it deserves.

You will lead on key investigations and/or design and promote key policy and advocacy changes, and represent the campaign externally. You will be a central link in the team to influence and progress our campaign.

The role is a 12-month fixed term position.

About you

You’ll be passionate about protecting people’s rights from digital harms, having been successful in using innovative campaigns to secure progressive national or international change.

You’ll have a strong affinity to Global Witness’ values. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and allies is critical in this role and you’ll thrive in an environment where you frequently work with others to achieve our ambitions.

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. Our hybrid working model currently requires staff to be in the office at least 20% of the working week however this is subject to review in early 2023.


To apply, please email [email protected] with:

- Your CV (max 2 sides)
- A cover letter which a) states why you are interested in the job; b) states whether you have the right to work in the UK; c) clearly outlines using bullet points how you meet the following aspects of the person specification:

- Demonstrable track record in conducting advocacy which is effective in influencing decision-makers from either the public or private sectors AND/OR
- Demonstrable track record in conducting investigations which are effective in influencing decision-makers from either the public or private sectors AND/OR
- Experience of working with, and utilising the media to progress a campaign AND
- Proven track record of writing, editing and producing written materials to a high standard for a variety of audiences

The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 3 February.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Senior Campaigner Digital Threats, 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.