Bath and North East Somerset
Hamburg, Germany
London, Greater London
£35,000 - £45,000 per year (dependent upon experience)
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Based: EJF offices in London, Bath or Hamburg

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Salary range: £35,000 - £45,000 (dependent upon experience)

Reporting to: Global CEO



● Private healthcare package

● Generous pension rising with each year of service

● Annual paid leave of 20 days increasing by 2 days each year of service, plus 1 personal day per year and additional paid leave over Christmas

● Cycle-to-work scheme

● Home working 2 days per week


Position overview

This is a rare opportunity to work in the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF): one of the world's leading non-profit organisation working at the intersection of environmental conservation and human rights.

This is a senior campaigner role, working in EJF’s international ocean team, whose work includes documenting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and associated human rights abuses. The team then uses this evidence to advocate for policy changes with governments and improved corporate practices in the seafood sector. A particular emphasis in this government and industry engagement is the need for greater transparency in global fisheries through the adoption of EJF’s Charter for Transparency. The role will have a focus on engagement with governments, industry and other key stakeholders in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The role offers unique opportunities for career growth and personal development, working closely with/managing a motivated and talented team of ocean campaigners working in Europe, Africa and Asia. The role will also work in coalitions with other leading NGOs that work in the sector. This is a challenging but rewarding role, giving insights and experience rarely available in the sector.

EJF is lean, agile, creative, strategic and most of all results driven. Join our world-leading professional team to help protect people, wildlife, wild places and our shared natural world.


Key responsibilities:

● Draft and implement campaign strategies for EJF’s work to combat IUU fishing and associated human rights abuses aimed at governments in Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa;

● Work with and within coalitions of NGOs working to increase transparency in global fisheries;

● Manage remotely staff in EJF local offices and local activists to document evidence of IUU fishing and human trafficking in the seafood industry that can then be presented to governments and industry in key seafood markets.

● Use strong research and writing skills to convey EJF’s findings and recommendations, ensuring the highest standards of factual accuracy and integrity across our studies and documentation;

● Contribute to EJF's media output and provide public messaging around the campaign;

● Give detailed, articulate and compelling presentations and effective messaging, across all platforms.

● Keep track and report regularly on progress to funders;

● Report regularly, in detail, on progress against agreed KPIs to the CEO


Essential skills and attributes:

● You will have at least five years’ professional experience delivering measurable, high-impact outputs and positive outcomes for environmental or human rights campaigns or in other related disciplines.

● You enjoy research and understand the fundamental need for attention to detail and factual accuracy.

● You have a passion for high calibre writing and presenting to diverse audiences to secure their understanding, respect and support for your campaigns.

● You understand the need for creative thinking to resolve issues and have experience in building effective strategies for the delivery of core messages. Above all you have the focus and ability to deliver the goals and outcomes EJF sets.

● You are happy to face challenging issues, to be a problem-solver and use tact and diplomacy to build productive partnerships and alliances, and to think creatively to generate coalitions and build audiences; you understand the need to work with integrity, tenacity and determination to secure positive change.

● You will be able to travel frequently, often at short notice.

● You enjoy working independently with minimal direction as well as under clost direction; you have great interpersonal skills and are happy to coordinate and share your work with the team.

● You take pride in delivering agreed outcomes on time and on budget, at times managing multiple projects and tight deadlines and knowing how to prioritize your workload.

● You are entirely comfortable taking direction, working in a team, with equal ability to work independently, taking initiative and responsibility.

● You appreciate the constraints of working in a smaller non-profit, and how to leverage cost-efficient outcomes where creativity, dynamism and flexibility rather than big budgets are the key to success.

● You speak and write English with complete fluency and you enjoy communicating with colleagues, the public and other audiences to inspire support for the environment, wildlife and human rights.


Desirable skills:

● Fluency in French is highly desirable.

● Experience working on fisheries policy, including on the issue of IUU fishing.

● Experience campaigning on issues related to global food systems;

● Experience working with or within EU institutions.

● Experience working in Sub-Saharan Africa

● Proficiency in Spanish, German and other languages relevant to the delivery of work in the EU and Sub-Saharan Africa.


Applications: Please send across your CV and cover letter explaining why you would be suitable for the poistion 

Closing date for applications: 4th October 2021

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Application Instructions

Please send across your CV and cover letter

Posted on: 29 September 2021
Closed date: 29 October 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Advocacy