Ocean Campaigner

Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

£32,000 - £35,000, dependent on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, marine conservation

Closing date: Sunday, 1st March 2020   2 days left

About us

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 role

The Ocean Campaign seeks to improve the status of marine ecosystems and wildlife by reducing threats posed by marine plastic pollution, commercial fishing gear and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises.

We are seeking a new Ocean Campaigner to join our team and support our UK and European work in particular. The Ocean Campaigner will predominantly be focussed on our plastics campaign and lead on the related corporate and government policy workstreams, for example through campaigning for stronger European and UK laws on plastic consumption and waste, and by securing commitments and driving action from major UK supermarket retailers to reduce their single-use plastic and packaging footprint.

The role requires flexibility in response to the overall campaign needs, but we expect the Ocean Campaigner to take a lead role in responding to government consultations, conducting research and analysis, report writing, engaging decision makers and the media, and developing strategies to further our campaign objectives, including the scoping of new areas and liaising with other NGOs on collaborative projects.

Main purpose of position:

The 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. The role requires good coordination with the communications department and with external partners.

For a full job description, person specification and to apply, please visit our website.

Deadline for applications: 1 March 2020

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