Sustainable Fashion Campaigner

Environmental Justice Foundation

Bath or London
£32,000 - £38,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

ejfoundation.org recruitment@ejfoundation.org 02072393310

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 2nd August 2019  


Position: Sustainable Fashion Campaigner

Based: EJF office in Bath or London 

Contract: Full-time, permanent

Salary range: £32,000 – £38,000 (dependent upon experience)

Benefits:

  • Private healthcare package
  • Generous pension rising with each year of service
  • Generous holiday entitlement, extended leave at Christmas, one personal day per year. Leave entitlement increases by 2 days for each year of employment
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Home working 1 day per week (after completion of 6 month probationary period)
  • Opportunity for career development and new skills (including overseas research and advocacy)

Position overview

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading international organisation working to secure greater sustainability in the fashion industry.

The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) investigates and campaigns to protect our global environment and defend human rights. The Sustainable Fashion Campaign raises awareness of the environmental and human rights impacts of the fashion industry, with a core focus on cotton production. EJF researches and investigates the damage caused by cotton production, including the impact of pesticides and water use, and the growing carbon footprint of the industry. We promote organic cotton as a core means to support environmental sustainability and livelihoods in the Global South.

This is the right role if you are highly motivated and have a range of skills including first class written communication and presentational skills, outstanding organisational abilities and a creative mind able to turn strategic goals into long-term impact. You are ambitious to secure change for people and our shared planet, you’re reliable and loyal, self-motivated, resourceful and able to work effectively with a small, dynamic team.

Key responsibilities:

The position will lead EJF’s research (desk and field-based), compiling robust and inspiring reports, briefings, web copy and social media, and working with the film team to produce films. The Campaigner will lead advocacy with the private sector, media, governments and the public to create a sustainable fashion coalition with measurable impact for the environment and people.

The role will:

  • devise effective consumer outreach – using digital and traditional media platforms, public-facing events, innovative partnerships, celebrity support and film to build support and engagement for the campaign goals;
  • engage retailers and challenge them to commit to higher levels of organic sourcing;
  • identify and highlight policy measures and actions for parliamentarians in the UK and Europe to address ‘fast fashion’ and support fashion sustainability;
  • engage the fashion industry, designers and other thought leaders (including fashion colleges) to promote transparency in supply chains and support for sustainability goals;
  • network with like-minded organisations to develop collaborations in support of shared goals.

Essential skills and attributes:

  • A minimum of 3 years relevant professional experience.
  • Degree-level education.
  • Superb communications and inter-personal skills - ability to give winning presentations in writing, face to face and as a public speaker to a range of audiences.
  • Excellent organisational skills, able to meet deadlines, multi-task and prioritise work flows.
  • A proactive, creative, friendly and confident personality.

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