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Campaigns Coordinator

Position: Campaigns Coordinator

Based: London or Bath office with hybrid working (3 days per week office-based)

Contract: Full-time, permanent. Flexible working arrangements considered

Salary range: £38,000-£47,000 according to skills, experience and location


About EJF’s Campaigns:

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and experienced person to coordinate the delivery of the Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF’s) portfolio of cutting-edge campaigns, which bring about critical impacts for both people and the planet.

EJF exists to protect the natural world and defend our basic human right to a secure environment.

We believe in equity and justice and a need to respect, defend, and empower communities most at risk from habitat loss, biodiversity collapse and global heating. We campaign for environmental justice and work internationally, presenting investigative findings to high-level decision-makers to shape systemic, durable reform. We expose abuses and support environmental defenders, Indigenous peoples, independent journalists and communities on the frontlines of environmental injustice.

With over 110 staff in 16 countries, key campaigns include:

  • Ocean: Defending precious marine biodiversity and protecting coastal communities whose human rights depend on marine habitats. EJF campaigns to protect the ocean from climate change, destructive and illegal fishing, deep-sea mining and plastic pollution, and to end ‘seafood slavery’.
  • Climate: Campaigning for legal protection and assistance for climate refugees and those on the frontlines of climate change; and to protect Nature’s carbon stores, including wetlands, forests and ocean biomes.
  • Environmental Defenders: Providing targeted training and equipment, guidance and support that enables grassroots activists, Indigenous peoples, and independent journalists to document, expose and end threats to their natural world and human rights.
  • Our campaigns are outcome-focused, presenting findings from our investigations, research and films to decision-takers and media to secure policy changes and high-impact results for environmental justice.

The role:

We seek an outstanding, confident professional to support the Directors in coordinating our campaigns, projects and programmes globally. You will report directly to the CEO and play a key role in ensuring our growing advocacy teams deliver meaningful impacts to protect people and our planet. You will be exposed to various campaigns across four continents and gain invaluable experience effectively administrating a growing charity and international organisation.

The successful candidate will work across all EJF campaigns and operations, taking responsibility to:

  • Develop a monitoring and evaluation framework to track progress against campaign strategies. This will include ensuring that all projects and campaigns have a strategy with precise, measurable outcomes, outputs, activities, roles and responsibilities, timelines and budgets pre-agreed with the programme lead and CEO.
  • Track and update major campaign activities and outputs in one easily accessible, calendarised central location for the Directors and Senior Management Team. This will include all report and comm outputs, major campaign initiatives, key advocacy meetings, and relevant third-party dates/events.
  • Assessing which projects are progressing on schedule, within budget and delivering planned outcomes.
  • Ensure the compilation and submission of progress reports and other updates to funders and others.
  • Deliver constructive, critical impact evaluation as measured against pre-agreed metrics.
  • Working closely with the CEO and Senior Management Team to ensure global teams coordinate fully and share information on cross-cutting or mutually beneficial projects.
  • Set up an internal communications system, ensuring the entire team network stays updated with the latest campaign developments and has an overview of EJF's work across different jurisdictions.
  • Assisting in producing detailed external communications, primarily to donors on behalf of the Directors.
  • Supporting team leads in ensuring their staff work efficiently, flagging and helping identify swift resolution to any issues or challenges.

Skills and experience

This challenging, fast-paced and varied role demands meticulous attention to detail, creative thinking, an ability to grasp new issues quickly, and a ‘can do’ attitude. The Campaigns Coordinator will have superb organisational and interpersonal skills and a proven ability to coordinate projects, ideally in international environments and across diverse teams.

Essential skills and attributes

  • Outstanding project or programme management experience (of at least three years), including coordinating campaigns and projects on time and within budget, and with knowledge in output, outcome, and impact monitoring frameworks.
  • Strategic and pragmatic thinker with proven experience leading campaign strategy development, planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • Excellent, collaborative working style with proven experience in leading, convening and inspiring action in a cross-cultural environment and across diverse and dispersed teams.
  • First-class communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information verbally and in writing clearly and simply to staff and relevant external audiences (e.g. funders).
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships.
  • Excellent organisational skills, self-motivated and able to prioritise workloads and balance multiple workstreams You can work independently and effectively collaborate with colleagues and partners overseas. You are reliable, determined, creative, positive, and resourceful.
  • You have a solid commitment to EJF’s Mission, values and vision—you want to change the world for good.

Desirable skills and experience

  • A strong understanding of environmental and/or human rights issues.
  • Experience working in a third-sector organisation.
  • Proficiency in other languages.

Applications: If you think you are a strong candidate, even if you don’t meet every requirement listed, please send your CV and a cover letter to recruitment@ejfoundation.org

Closing date for applications: 8 March, 2024. First interviews will occur on a rolling basis as applications are reviewed, and the successful applicant may be found before the closing date.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Candidates must have the legal right to live and work in the UK.

EJF is an equal opportunities employer, committed to diversity within the workplace.