London, Greater London
Contract, 9 month contract, Full-time
Job description

About us

For over 25 years, Global Witness has fought to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites.  Through bold and hard-hitting investigations, campaigning, and advocacy, we have catalysed change across the world to challenge the systems that enable these harms.

Our work is needed now more than ever.

We are facing a crisis: the climate is being destroyed and civic freedoms are deteriorating.  Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as Governments and Big Corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.

For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for. We continue to strive for greater cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion internally and across civil society. We stay ahead of the curve by learning from allies and other social and political movements that share our mission.

Only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better, more just future.

About the role

We’re excited to be hiring a campaigner for our London office to work on our new campaign to ensure companies are held to account for their role in blocking action to tackle climate breakdown.

You will play a key role in developing this campaign, which will investigate and expose how polluting industries are promoting false solutions to the climate crisis. You will also be campaigning for corporates to be held liable for intentionally spreading disinformation about what effective climate action looks like.

Our team is developing and we are currently seeking additional funding for this new campaign.

About you

You will bring your knowledge and experience to bring successful campaigns to make companies or other actors accountable for their impact on human rights, the environment and/ or the climate.

You will be passionate in ensuring that companies are held to account for misleading Net Zero pledges and their role in over-hyping false climate solutions like offsetting and geo-engineering and you will be motivated to fight for new or improved laws that would force polluting industries to genuinely reduce their emissions.

You are an excellent communicator and use your strong interpersonal skills to build and maximise relationships with other NGOs and in coalition. Team working is critical in this role, therefore you thrive in an environment where you frequently work with others to achieve impact.

Working for us

Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC and Brussels.  We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive place to work, where difference is respected and celebrated.  We know that a diverse and inclusive workplace is an asset to any organization and that different views and experiences improve the way we work.

We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity. 

Our benefits are competitive.  We offer 25 days annual leave (exc. public holidays), healthcare insurance and flexible and agile 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. Currently due to COVID, we are working remotely and have the flexibility to do so until the end of 2021.

What we hope you’ll do next

Please send in your CV and a cover letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role with Campaigner – Corporate Accountability in the subject heading by 14 October 2021. Please note that we will be reviewing applications and interviewing on a rolling basis and we may close the vacancy before the deadline so please submit your application early.

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 may take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.

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Posted on: 23 September 2021
Closed date: 14 October 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Advocacy

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