Job vacancy

Senior Investigator (13 Months Fixed Term - open to flexible working)

Salary range:
Fixed term
June 13, 2021

We are looking for a Senior Investigator to join our Land and Environmental Defenders team.

About us

Global Witness wants a more sustainable, just and equal planet. We want climate-critical forests and biodiversity to thrive and fossil fuels to stay in the ground. We want corporations to respect the planet and human rights, governments to protect and listen to their citizens, and the online world to be free from misinformation and hate. 

Global Witness is looking for a senior investigator to play an essential part in achieving our goal to stop the abuse of power by corporate actors, which leads to threats and violence against defenders.

About the role

Your investigations will uncover corporate involvement in threats to and the actual violence and abuse of land and environmental defenders. The facts you expose will be used by our advocacy and policy specialists to campaign for new laws that transform corporate accountability.

This role may 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 

Creative, positive, and passionate about achieving change. You will bring a solid track record designing and delivering high-quality investigations and expertise in researching corporate supply chains.

You are a natural collaborator who enjoys working as part of a team with a solid affinity to Global Witness’ values and purpose. 

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented and committed team of people worldwide with offices in Beijing, Brussels, London, and Washington DC.

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work, valuing new perspectives and original ideas. 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 (excl. Bank holidays), pension, private medical insurance and flexible working arrangements.

This role is based in Bethnal Green, London and therefore, to be considered for this role, you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Due to COVID, we are working remotely, and everyone can 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 13th June 2021 midnight BST.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Senior Investigator, 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 period is an extraordinary time. but we are committed to making this as easy as possible for candidates.  Interviews may take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.