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We are recruiting:

1. Campaigner
2. Investigator/Campaigner
3. Videographer/Field Researcher



1. Campaigner

Based: EJF office in Hamburg, London or Bath.
Salary range: £32,000 – 36,000 (€35,500 - 40,000) per annum including London weighting (£3,500) and dependent upon experience.

Benefits:

  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays in the UK / 9 public holidays in Germany) increasing by 2 days each year, plus 1 personal day per year and additional paid leave over Christmas
  • Private health insurance
  • Option to work from home one day per week
  • Flexible working hours for parents of children up to 16 years old
  • Cycle-to-work scheme.


Position overview

This role is for a committed and experienced campaigner who will develop and execute our campaigns aimed at combatting illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing (75% of time) and 25% of time contributing to EJFs other campaigns, specifically including climate refugees; plastics and wildlife.

The IUU work will primarily be focused on European decision makers, the work will be designed to have a global impact by influencing Europe’s significant role as the world’s largest market for seafood, major distant water fleet and active participant in key fora for the global governance of fisheries. Over time, it may also include wider travel to support EJF’s work in other regions to combat IUU fishing and related human rights abuses.

Joining EJF’s team and working closely with colleagues across the world, the successful candidate will:

  • Prepare campaign strategies for EJF’s work to combat IUU fishing.
  • Develop deep relationships with key decision makers in EU institutions and Member States relevant to EJF’s work combating IUU fishing.
  • Work with EJF offices and other NGOs around the world to document evidence of IUU fishing and human trafficking in the seafood industry that can then be presented to governments and industry in Europe.
  • Work with a coalition of NGOs working to improve EU measures to combat IUU fishing around the world.
  • 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.
  • Give articulate and forceful presentations and effective messaging, across all platforms.
  • Report regularly, in detail to Directors and Management team.

In addition to this core programme of work, you will be charged to develop and assist with EJF’s other campaigns, with a particular focus on their presence in Germany, but also internationally.

About the successful candidate:

  • You will have professional fluency in both English and German.
  • You will have a proven track record in delivering measurable, high-impact outputs and positive outcomes for environmental or human rights campaigns.
  • You enjoy research and understand the fundamental need for attention to detail and factual accuracy.
  • You have a passion for 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.
  • 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; 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.
  • You know that change is not easily won, but worth winning.

Other desirable attributes:

  • Proven experience of, and an on-going ability, to conduct field research and investigations.
  • Experience working on fisheries policy, including on the issue of IUU fishing.
  • Experience working with or within EU institutions.
  • Proficiency in French, Spanish or other language of a key EU Member State.

Applications: please send your CV and detailed cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org

Closing date for applications: 30th September 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.

2. Investigator/Campaigner

Based: EJF office in London or Bath (with some international travel)
Contract: Full-time, permanent
Salary range: £34,000 - £38,000 (dependent upon experience)

Benefits:

  • Private healthcare package
  • Generous pension rising with each year of service
  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays) 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 1 day per week (after completion of 6 month trial period).


Position overview

This role is for a committed and experienced investigative campaigner who will join EJF’s global team, gathering evidence of environmental abuses and delivering solutions to them.

EJF is dynamic, agile, creative and results-focused. The role will join our world-leading team of professionals working to protect human rights, wildlife and our shared natural world.

The Investigator/Campaigner’s portfolio will work across the oceans, climate, plastics, forests and cotton campaigns: investigating and campaigning for positive change by targeting key influencers and decision-takers in industry, governments and the media. The role will require strategic and creative thinking and excellent communication skills, working alongside the film and comms teams to maximise our engagement.


Key responsibilities:

  • Research threats to the natural environment and human rights, producing compelling evidence, including film and photos gathered on in-country investigations.
  • Produce high-quality reports and briefings and contribute to the production of visual materials aimed at multiple audiences and media platforms.
  • Bring the highest levels of professionalism and expertise together with creative thinking to implement cutting-edge strategies.
  • Create winning presentations and effective messaging in the UK and internationally.
  • Nurture partnerships and local teams, building their capacity and managing them to success.


Essential skills and attributes:

  • Proven track record in delivering measurable, high-impact outputs and outcomes for environmental or human rights campaigns.
  • Experienced in research and field-based investigations and working in hostile or challenging environments.
  • Excellent writing and presentational skills to diverse audiences and using multiple media platforms.
  • Creative thinking and ability to build effective campaign strategies.
  • Willingness to address difficult issues, think laterally to solve problems and build partnerships, understanding the need for integrity, tenacity and determination to secure positive outcomes.
  • Independent working with minimal direction.
  • Strong interpersonal skills contribute to teamwork and outreach.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Understanding that change is not easily won, but worth winning.


Desirable skills:

  • Experience of film-making, photography or journalism/published writing.
  • Proficiency in other language/s (especially French, Spanish, German, Chinese).


Applications:
please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org

Closing date for applications: 5pm 28th September 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.
EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.


3. Videographer/Field Researcher

Based: EJF office in London (with some international travel)
Contract: Full-time, permanent (after 6 month trial period)
Salary range: £32,000 - £36,000 (dependent upon experience)

Benefits:

  • Private healthcare package
  • Generous pension rising with each year of service
  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays) 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 1 day per week (after completion of 6 month trial period).

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Environmental Justice Foundation’s dynamic team as an Videographer/Field Researcher, with a focus on investigations and evidence gathering. This role will work across all of EJF’s campaigns to gather the visual materials that underpin and support our campaigns and advocacy work. It is a unique opportunity to work with an international leader in environmental protection and human rights.


Position overview

This is a creative and challenging role that demands proven experience and skills to deliver on ambitious plans. You will be working with the Film Unit and Campaigns teams and should have experience producing high quality visual content, working with sensitive subjects and anonymous sources. Good investigative and research skills, determination, and an strong sense of journalistic ethics are critical skills.

The successful candidate must be able to work on multiple projects at the same time and be willing to take direction and shoot for the edit according to prescribed needs and within tight time-scales. The candidate must be able to travel, sometimes for extended periods and at short notice – opportunities for overseas travel will depend on the successful candidate’s experience.

A proven track record in the following is required:

  • Shooting video and stills to a professional standard on DSLRs and Digital Cinema Cameras on location
  • In-depth field based research or investigations experience
  • Management of sensitive digital assets
  • Documentary/journalistic experience
  • Experience cultivating and interviewing primary sources
  • The capacity to develop leads for new investigations.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Foreign languages
  • Social media management/experience
  • Experience of filming at sea
  • Experience working undercover.

Applications: Please send your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org

Closing date for applications: 5pm 28th September 2018

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates must have the legal right to work in the UK.
EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.




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Volunteering at EJF

EJF has opportunities for people looking to acquire new skills or utilise their experience by volunteering. You will work alongside a dedicated, ambitious team who will guide you and support you in your tasks. In return we offer travel and lunch expenses and a fun experience.


Sustainable Fashion volunteer researcher


Location:
The successful candidate will be based in EJF’s Bath office.

Period: 3 months

EJF is looking for a creative and enthusiastic volunteer researcher to be part of its work to protect people and planet.


We are looking for a researcher to produce a campaign report on the environmental and human rights issues linked to fashion, with a major focus on cotton and synthetic or semi-synthetic fibres such as viscose.

The report will help support EJF’s calls for more organic, fairly-traded and climate neutral cotton production as a means to support livelihood needs in the Global South.

As well as researching and writing the report, you may be involved in writing webpages, blogs or other social media, as well as coming up with new ways to engage the public with this important issue.

Alongside the report, we would like support to develop and promote our campaign T-shirts, by researching new fashion designers we can approach, and ways in which we can market the designs effectively.

This is an exciting chance to gain valuable experience in the internal workings of a charity working on global issues relating to the global environment and human rights.

Main duties:

  • Research and write campaign report; conduct image research for the report.
  • Work with the comms team to produce webpages, social media features and blogs.
  • Research fashion designers and brands to approach with our campaign.
  • Help promote EJF T-shirt production and marketing and events on sustainable fashion.

Required skills:

  • Excellent research, writing and communications skills, with attention to detail.
  • Good planning and organisational skills.

Starting date: flexible in October or November

Working hours: 9am to 6pm, 3 days a week.
Remuneration: This is a volunteer position. Travel to or within Bath of up to £8.90 and £4 for lunch expenses per day will be covered.

To apply please send your CV and a short covering email explaining why you would like to volunteer for EJF to volunteers@ejfoundation.org

Closing date for applications: 15th October


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