Job Vacancy – Ocean Campaigner

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.

Salary: £34K-£37K depending on experience
Based in: London, UK
Deadline for applications:
2 September 2019
Reports to:
Senior Ocean Campaigner
Role: Full-time

Main purpose of this 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.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level (or other relevant professional training) or higher in a relevant subject.
  • Knowledge of European and global marine environmental policy, in particular relating to marine plastic pollution;


  • Minimum of three years’ experience as part of a campaigning organisation or equivalent
  • Proven experience of researching, evaluating, interpreting and accurately representing information from a range of sources
  • Proven advocacy experience
  • Experience of developing positive working relationships with external contacts


  • Strong advocacy skills, including the ability to clearly explain and justify rationale and recommendations;
  • Ability to analyse complex social, political, economic and environmental parameters in ways that inform EIA’s work and communications;
  • Ability to conduct detailed targeted research projects and tasks;
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and time-management skills;
  • Ability to understand and communicate highly technical and scientific issues;
  • Skills in verbal and written communications, to a high degree of accuracy and fit for purpose for a variety of audiences,
  • Ability to work flexibly, with strong time-management skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Legal right to work in UK
  • Experienced user of Windows-based packages



  • Understanding of UN environmental treaty processes
  • Knowledge of global plastics industry and plastic waste trade


  • Experience in organising workshops and events
  • Advocacy experience at international / UN level


  • Working knowledge or fluency in additional languages;

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