Investigator - Campaigner

Environmental Justice Foundation

London or Bath
£34,000 - £38,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Friday, 28th September 2018   6 days left

About the role:

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 maximize 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:

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.


  • Private healthcare package
  • Generous pension rising with each year of service
  • Generous holiday entitlement 28 days per year (including 8 bank holidays), rising by 2 days for each year of service and extended leave at Christmas, and 1 personal day
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Home working 1 day per week (following successful completion of probationary period)

About EJF:

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) works to Protect People and Planet.

We believe environmental security is a human right.

EJF investigates and campaigns to protect our natural world, and with it, the communities most dependent upon it. We work at the grassroots, with environmental and human rights activists who are working to expose threats to the local environment and to build sustainable futures. Our investigations and the evidence we gather are presented to the very highest levels of decision taking, amongst policy makers in governments and private industry and to opinion formers including international media and the wider public

EJF works to end illegal and unsustainable fishing and the use of slavery in fisheries, protect our global climate and defend climate refugees, and eradicate the use of hazardous chemical pesticides and plastic pollution.

Registered charity no. 1088128

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