Job vacancy

Senior Campaigner, Land and Environmental Defenders (Open to flexible working)

Salary range:
Full time
Feb. 28, 2021

Join Global Witness as a Senior Campaigner to help us protect land and environmental defenders

About us

It has never been a deadlier time for land and environmental defenders to protect their community, way of life, or environment.  At Global Witness we’re campaigning alongside them, making sure their voices are heard and taking their fight to the corridors of power and the board rooms of corporations.

About the role

As a practiced Senior Campaigner you’ll help drive Global Witness’s advocacy campaign to stop corporations profiting from attacks on land and environmental defenders.

This role will involve seeing or hearing about human rights abuses and Global Witness will always provide you with support to manage your mental well-being.

About you 

You’ll bring your significant experience and expertise in understanding the connection between business and human rights as well as developing and delivering campaign strategies with demonstrated impact as well as your high level advocacy skills with government and industry.

Finally, you’ll have excellent communication skills and a proven track record of producing a range of high standard written materials for a diverse range of people.  

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels.  During the pandemic, we are all working remotely and have the flexibility to continue to work remotely until the end of 2021.

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 holiday (exc. Bank holidays), pension, private medical insurance and flexible working arrangements.

This role is based in London with travel to high risk countries. 


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 Sunday 28 February midnight GMT.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Senior Campaigner, LED, and please use the following file name protocol for your CV and cover letter: First Name_Last Name_CV/Cover letter.

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 this as easy as possible for candidates.  Interviews will take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.