Senior Campaigner for EU Climate Action (m/w/d)

Greenpeace European Unit 5<y Senior Level  Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgium 16 Aug 2019

Job Description

We are recruiting a

Senior Campaigner for EU Climate Action (m/w/d)

based at our European Unit in Brussels.

Closing date for applications: 08.00 on Monday 16 September

Ideal starting date: Monday 4 November 2019

You are experienced, creative and motivated to reverse the course of global ecocide. You are familiar with climate policies and you know how the EU institutions work. You can spot the difference between greenwash and policies that actually trigger systemic changes. You enjoy developing political strategies just as much as implementing them, and you are equally comfortable talking with politicians, civil servants, the media and grassroots activists. You are reliable, constructive, and pay attention to detail. You understand the power of campaigning to trigger political change. You have at least seven years’ relevant experience.

Does this sound like you? Then read on!

Overall purpose of the position

To promote the climate policies and political reforms necessary for system change in Europe, through high-quality advocacy to influence EU politics.

Main responsibilities

  • Monitor and analyse relevant EU political affairs, and help Greenpeace develop effective responses to emerging political opportunities;
  • as part of a team, design, represent and advocate Greenpeace positions with the aim of influencing EU policies on climate change;
  • cooperate with campaigners across Europe to provide strategic advice and policy expertise;
  • establish and maintain active relations with EU institutions;
  • partner with other NGOs and strategic allies to form common advocacy positions;
  • draft briefings, letters and other advocacy materials, ensuring consistent and accurate communication on EU issues;
  • act as a spokesperson for the media and in public;
  • help identify communication and campaign opportunities.

Relevant qualifications and skills

  • Desire to actively contribute to the protection of nature and to political change;
  • at least seven years of relevant professional experience;
  • excellent policy analysis and strategic planning;
  • experience in viewing environmental policies in terms of campaign opportunities;
  • good knowledge of the decision-making processes of EU institutions;
  • experience in drafting legislative proposals;
  • detailed understanding of climate change policies;
  • good with numbers and understanding of economic arguments;
  • self-motivated and stress-resistant team player;
  • very good spoken and written English, and fluency in at least one other EU language;
  • used to working with people from different backgrounds;
  • good networking skills

What we offer

  • Work within a dynamic and committed political campaigning environment, collaborating with a network of colleagues and offices committed to transformational change;
  • team-spirit and a friendly group of colleagues in our Brussels office;
  • responsibility, support, and trust;
  • active contribution to the protection of nature and to political change;
  • competitive salary and benefits.

Ready to apply?

Then email your application to and address it to Mr Stef Van den Eynde. Please write „Application senior campaigner for climate action“ in the subject line.

Please include:

  • a CV of maximum two pages (no photo, please);
  • a cover letter of no more than one page, outlining your motivation and specifying when you would be able to start;
  • a short essay (maximum 600 words) discussing the following proposition: „System change through EU policies – a contradiction in terms?“.

Face-to-face interviews: The first round will be in the week commencing 30 September 2019; we expect the second round to take place in the week commencing 14 October 2019.

Please don’t forget to mention in your application!