This is a remarkable opportunity for an experienced lawyer to lead ClientEarth's Ocean, Plastics, and Chemicals Programme. This programme focuses on the conservation of marine resources, plastic reduction and transition, and the elimination of harmful chemicals. You will oversee work streams involving advocacy, law reform, litigation, markets-focussed work, and associated communication and campaigns.
The Head of Programme is responsible for managing a team of lawyers and other programme staff working to deliver a strategic and high quality programme of work that advances sustainable fisheries, marine species and habitats protection, plastics reduction, and chemicals regulation in the EU and more widely.
This position reports to the Chief Counsel and is based in one of ClientEarth's European offices.
The successful candidate will have a practical, outcome-focused approach to the law and an interest in and understanding of ocean and chemical-related issues. They will also possess excellent written and oral communication skills and be able to engage with and persuade in multiple settings with a range of internal and external audiences. A demonstrated track record of network and relationship development with a wide variety of external stakeholders is required for this post, as is the ability to perform a management and supervisory role, to build and manage a team and to lead by directing, motivating and enabling others.
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ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Please note that ClientEarth will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the country where this post is based.
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