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£53,712- £60,084 per annum

(We normally offer a starting salary at the start of the range)

Full-time (37.5h) / Permanent

Based in Islington, London

Greenpeace UK is an independent national/regional organisation within the global Greenpeace campaigning network, which acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and conserve the environment and to promote peace. The global network of Greenpeace organisations comprises 26 independent national/regional Greenpeace organisations with presence in over 55 countries across Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, as well as a coordinating and supporting organisation, Greenpeace International.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly experienced press officer and communicator who wants to be at the forefront of our efforts to tackle the climate and nature crises.

What makes Greenpeace unique is the wide and ever-growing range of tactics we use to drive change. One day you could be on one of our ships coordinating the communications for a protest at an oil rig, the next you could be pitching an Unearthed investigation to a national newspaper or releasing new scientific research on plastic pollution.

As a senior member of our news team, you will assist the Head of News in leading a dynamic and committed group of experienced press officers working across many different issues. Your main responsibility, both directly and indirectly, will be to support the team in delivering press coverage that helps us win campaigns.

Location: Islington, London. Our hybrid working model enables us to enjoy the benefits of both office based and remote working. We ask that staff work from the office in Islington 40% of their time, with 20% required as a minimum. Reasonable adjustments as well as specific office based needs will be considered for those with long term health conditions and disabilities.

Job requirements

You'll have:

  • Strong track record of delivering high-quality press and/or communication strategies for campaigns across broadcast, print and online media
  • In-depth understanding of how news coverage contributes to achieving change, and an appreciation of the key components of a successful strategy
  • Experience of dealing with sensitive issues with the potential for reputational damage
  • Experience of pastoral management or supporting/mentoring staff, including an ability to provide constructive feedback and help reportees to achieve their development aims
Proven ability to act diplomatically and resolve conflicts in a productive, respectful, solution-focused manner.

    We give you:

    You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. We offer great benefits such as a generous pension scheme, subsidised lunches, free yoga and a wealth of well-being resources, just to name a few. Take a look at our Work for Greenpeace pages to find out more about what it’s like to work for us and why you should apply.

    Our commitment to diversity:

    At Greenpeace UK we are committed to advancing diversity, inclusion, equity and becoming anti-racist. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in environmental and campaigning organisations and want to do all we can to correct this. In particular, we want to be more representative of Britain’s diversity at senior levels of GPUK. If you have the skills we need and are a person of colour, disabled, LGBTQIA, non-binary, have a mental health condition, or if you identify as working class now or in the past, we would welcome an application from you.

    To Apply

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    Greenpeace UK is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age or any other category protected by law.

    CLOSING DATE: 9:00am on 26 February 2024

    INTERVIEWS: W/C 4 March 2024