Oceans Campaigner and Programme Coordinator

Environmental Justice Foundation

Bath or London
£30,000 - £38,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: marine conservation, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Friday, 21st December 2018  

Based: Bath or London with regular travel to Liberia (between 4 and 6 times per year) and need for travel to other locations

Tenure: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £30,000 - £38,000 depending upon experience and location

About EJF

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) is a UK charity working internationally 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 is dynamic, agile, creative and results-focused. Join our world-leading team of professionals to help protect people, wildlife, wild places and our shared natural world.

About the role

EJF’s Oceans Campaign protects the marine environment, its biodiversity and the livelihoods dependent upon it. In West Africa, EJF is working to eradicate illegal fishing, build support for community-led sustainable fisheries, and protect threatened habitats and marine species with special focus on sharks, rays and turtles.

The role will involve: desk and field research; project, staff and budget management; advocacy, public outreach and media engagement in West Africa and the EU. The role will work at the grassroots to bring essential information and evidence on illegal fishing and threats to marine biodiversity to national and international attention.

Key Tasks:

  • Mentor and manage the EJF team in Liberia, monitoring progress against KPIs and agreed budgets and outcomes.
  • Build the capacity and scope of EJF’s Fisheries Information Network, gathering and sharing information on illegal fishing and marine wildlife conservation.
  • Research and produce reports and briefings, and other communications materials, including for digital and traditional media.
  • Represent EJF in external events including with EU Commission and national governments, with donors and supporters.
  • Undertake field research in West Africa, gathering evidence, film and photos, with a particular focus on Liberia.

You are the right candidate if you:

  • Are educated to degree-level in a relevant discipline.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience.
  • Are great communicator, able to present research and investigative findings to multiple audiences, including government, industry, media, the public and donors.
  • Are a proven people and project manager able to motivate and mentor to get the best from EJF’s Liberia team.
  • Have great negotiation skills, are diplomatic and tactful even under pressure.
  • Have experience working in remote and challenging areas, where your tenacity, resilience and problem-solving skills have helped secure positive outcomes.
  • Work well independently, you’re a team-player who applies your skills for the greater good.
  • Know that change is hard to win, but worth winning.

You may also have:

  • Experience of journalism/published writing or film-making/photography.
  • Proficiency in other European languages (French, Spanish, German).


  • Annual leave of 28 days (including 8 public holidays) increasing by 2 days each year; 1 personal day per year; additional paid leave over Christmas.
  • Employer contributory pension increasing with each year of service.
  • Private health insurance.
  • Home-working one day per week.
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Please send your CV and detailed cover letter explaining why you are the best person for the job, to: recruitment@ejfoundation.org .

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date: 5pm 21st December 2018.

Interviews will take place in January 2019.

Candidates must have and be able to retain the legal right to work in the UK.

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

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