Canonbury Villas, London, N1 2PN
Greenpeace stands for positive change through action. We investigate, expose and confront environmental abuse by governments and corporations around the world. We champion environmentally responsible and socially just solutions, including scientific and technological innovation.
We are committed to the principles of non-violence, political independence and internationalism. In exposing threats to the environment and in working to find solutions, Greenpeace has no permanent allies or enemies.
Greenpeace relies on the voluntary donations of individual supporters, and on grant-support from foundations. We neither seek nor accept donations which could compromise our independence, aims, objectives or integrity, which means we don't solicit or accept funding from governments, corporations or political parties.
Greenpeace UK is part of a truly global campaigning movement. With almost 3 million financial supporters around the world, and a presence in 46 countries, we work where we will have the biggest global impact. From China to Brazil, Indonesia to the United States and – uniquely – on the high seas, Greenpeace works to defend the natural world and promote peace.
We have been campaigning against environmental degradation since 1971, when a small boat of volunteers and journalists sailed into Amchitka, an area north of Alaska, where the US government was conducting underground nuclear tests. This tradition of 'bearing witness' in a non-violent manner continues today.
Globally, our priority campaigns are the prevention of climate change, the protection of the world’s ancient forests and defending our oceans from the threat of over exploitation. Right now we are running our most ambitious campaign for decades, the Protection of the High Arctic from over industrialisation. This is an exciting, but immensely challenging campaign, and it makes it an important time to join us.
Canonbury Villas, London, N1 2PN
Salaries for our jobs are advertised as and when vacancies arise. Our salaries are competitive for the sector and other similar organisations. A Cost of Living inflationary increase is considered annually and is subject to Board approval.
The full time working week is 37.5 hours. Overtime is not paid, however time off in lieu can be negotiated with your line manager.
Annual leave is 25 days per year for full time staff and additional annual leave is accrued according to length of service up to a maximum of 32 days. Annual leave is pro-rated for part time staff. Our office is normally closed between Christmas and New Year. When this occurs staff are not required to use annual leave to cover this period.
We offer a generous salary sacrifice pension scheme held with Aviva. Greenpeace contributes 8.5% of basic salary, provided employees contribute at least 3%.
Greenpeace provides childcare vouchers as part of a salary sacrifice scheme to eligible employees offering tax and National Insurance savings on monthly salaries.
Assistance with Travel Costs
To assist with meeting the costs of travel to work, employees are able to take advantage of an interest free season ticket loan, or a tax efficient bicycle loan offered through www.cyclescheme.co.uk
Greenpeace is committed to enabling applications for flexible working as far is as reasonably possible.
Trade Union Membership
Greenpeace recognises Unite for the purposes of consultation and collective bargaining and encourages employees to join.
Learning and Development
Greenpeace is committed to the learning and development of all staff members. Training needs are highlighted through the annual appraisal scheme and development needs are continuously reviewed. As part of this we offer a combination of in house and external training opportunities as appropriate throughout the year.
To support staff during times of need Greenpeace offers an Employee Assistance Programme in connection with Workplace Options. Staff can access confidential advice by phone or email 24 hours a day.
Free yoga classes are normally available one evening each week, which all staff are welcome to attend.