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Investigative Campaigner – Oceans and Climate

Full-time, Permanent

Based: London or Bath

Salary: £36,000 – 42,000 per annum including London weighting (£3,500) and dependent upon experience.

About the role

This role is for a committed and experienced investigative campaigner who will join our international team gathering evidence of environmental abuses and delivering solutions to them. 

We are looking for a person to work across the oceans, climate and other programmes: investigating and campaigning for durable positive change, targeting key influencers and decision-takers across the globe.  Joining EJF’s UK team and working closely with teams in west Africa, Asia and Germany, the successful candidate will:

  • Research, investigate and analyse findings, producing high-quality, factually-compelling and  robust campaign reports to engage and influence high-level decision makers.
  • Bring the highest levels of professionalism together with creative thinking to gather vital information and visual materials for the campaign and ensure the development and implementation of agreed strategies to secure change.
  • Use superb copywriting skills to convey EJF’s findings and recommendations, ensuring the highest standards of factual accuracy and integrity across our studies and documentation.
  • Create winning presentations and effective messaging, across all platforms, in the UK and internationally. 

About the successful candidate: 

  • You will have a proven track record in delivering measurable, high-impact outputs and positive outcomes for environmental or human rights campaigns.
  • You will have clear, demonstrable experience of field-based investigation and study, preferably with experience of working in hostile environments.
  • 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 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. 

You may also have:

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


  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays) increasing by 2 days each year, plus 1 personal day per year, and additional paid leave over Christmas.
  • Generous employer contributory pension increasing for each year of completed service.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Option to work from home one day per week.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Please send your CV and detailed cover letter explaining why you are the right person for this job to:  

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 5pm 20th January 2018. 
Initial phone interviews will take place 23/24/25th January; in-person interviews on 1, 7 and 8th February 2018. 

Our ads also appear on Charity Jobs, Environmental Jobs, as well as Environment Jobs.

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! 

We are currently looking for a social media volunteer to help us run our digital channels. If you have a keen interest in environmental protection and are keen to learn more about social media, this is a great opportunity to help us develop our online presence. 

You will have the chance to learn how to create engaging posts, write content for the web and learn how a digital strategy is put into practice. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to take their social media skills and apply them in practice. We are looking for a volunteer to start in the new year, to be with us for three months. If this sounds like you, then please get in contact and tell us why you would like to volunteer at EJF.

For more information, or to find out more about our current volunteering opportunities please email

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