Ocean Campaigner

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

£34,000 - £37,000 depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, marine conservation

Closing date: Monday, 2nd September 2019   7 days left

About EIA

We investigate and campaign against environmental crime and abuse.

Our undercover investigations expose transnational wildlife crime, with a focus on elephants and tigers, and forest crimes such as illegal logging and deforestation for cash crops like palm oil. We work to safeguard global marine ecosystems by addressing the threats posed by plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Finally, we reduce the impact of climate change by campaigning to eliminate powerful refrigerant greenhouse gases, exposing related illicit trade and improving energy efficiency in the cooling sector. 

About the role

The Ocean Campaign seeks to improve the status of marine ecosystems and wildlife by reducing threats posed by marine plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. This role focuses on EIA’s work on marine plastic pollution. EIA is seeking to establish a global framework convention to address marine plastic pollution through UNEA, with a specific target to agree a negotiating mandate under the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) at its 5th meeting in 2021. EIA also works to strengthen and implement European and UK policy on plastic consumption and waste and is advocating a reduction in plastic consumption from the grocery retail sector through engagement with key UK retailers.

Main purpose of position

The Ocean Campaigner, reporting to the Senior Ocean Campaigner, will be responsible for the day-to-day running of key aspects of the ocean campaign and help ensure the campaign strategy is implemented effectively and on time, with a particular focus on the campaign to secure an international plastics treaty. The role requires good coordination with the communications and fundraising departments.

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