Job vacancy

Senior Campaigner, Land and Environmental Defenders (maternity cover up to 13 months fixed term contract)

Location(s):
London
Salary range(s):
£46,414
Term:
Full time
Deadline:
Sept. 15, 2019

Join Global Witness as a Senior Campaigner to highlight the critical work that land and environmental defenders do around the world.

About us

The food we eat, the rings on our fingers and the furniture in our homes. All too often, there is a violent reality behind these everyday items. 

At Global Witness we investigate and campaign to protect human rights and the environment by exposing corruption in the global trade in land and natural resources, and challenging the systems that enable it. 

About the role

You’ll join the newly expanded Defenders team in campaigning to reduce threats and attacks against people who defend their land, rivers and forests from land grabbing and environmental destruction by industries like mining, logging and large-scale agriculture.

You’ll help us to raise international awareness of the broad range of abuses that defenders and their communities face, advocating governments, companies and investors to end the destructive practices.

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 have a proven track record for achieving change through advocacy, and will be great at spotting opportunities for action and deciding on effective campaigning strategies and tactics.

You’ll bring your experience of working alongside like-minded organisations, as well as being an excellent communicator who is used to producing a range of content for a diverse range of audiences.

 Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide.  The majority of our employees are based in London but we have offices in Washington DC and Brussels too.  We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive place to work, where difference is valued and celebrated.  We know that a diverse and inclusive workplace is an asset to any organisation and that different views and experiences improve the way we do our work. 

Our benefits package is competitive.  We offer 25 days holiday (exc. public holidays), private healthcare and flexible and agile working arrangements.

Applying

Please send in your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role to: [email protected] with Senior Campaigner, Defenders in the subject heading by Midnight on 15 September 2019.