Co-Directors of Campaigns
At Global Witness we exist to change the system.
We believe that the climate crisis is one-sided and the side that holds all the cards is big business and the side that bears the brunt of their work: ordinary people often thousands of miles away. It's some of the world’s largest timber exporters secretly supporting Peru’s illegal loggers while in 2021 alone 200 people were killed standing up for their communities protecting their land.
It’s Western businesses condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but still trading and investing in Russian oil. While Ukrainian people suffer, and the cost-of-living crisis continues.
It’s big business saying one thing while doing another. We want to make them stop.
At Global Witness we are all determined and confident that we can secure a better tomorrow for everyone. So, if you are interested in joining us as we continue to investigate and expose abuses of power, tell the stories the world needs to hear, and alongside grassroots partners, campaign for systematic change, we would welcome hearing from you.
About the role
We recognise that no one person can, or should, have all the answers; and that to truly tackle the climate emergency, we must seek out new models of leadership. By sharing power, our new Co-Directors of Campaigns will combine their knowledge and personal experiences to be effective in changing systems and working towards a more sustainable, just and equal planet.
You will co-lead our campaign and communications work, providing direction and strategic leadership to campaign and communication teams. As co-leaders you will have joint accountability and responsibility for Global Witness’ campaign strategy and performance.
You will be an active and effective leadership team member setting the organisational direction and engaging and inspiring others. You will ensure financial sustainability, create an inclusive workplace, and ensure that those we work with experience the best of Global Witness.
You will bring significant strategic campaigns experience, with deep knowledge of the design, implementation and leadership of climate, environmental and/or human rights campaigns. You will have an excellent understanding of the global horizon and opportunities in our area of work, as well as the ability to build effective partnerships with key groups and leaders across the climate sector.
You will be experienced in building and managing diverse teams, with a proven commitment to creating trust, empowerment, and professional growth.
You will bring a low-ego and high trust style, and recognise the unique benefits that a co-leadership model offers.
Working for Global Witness
Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas, and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, or identity.
We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days annual leave (excl. Bank Holidays). We also offer healthcare insurance, wellbeing days and policies to support you during key life events.
This role is based in London and therefore to be considered you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. We operate a hybrid working model which requires at least 2 days in the office.