Programme Assistant

Job description

Permanent / Full-time

Based in London

Salary £25,488 - £30,120 per annum

The Programme Department is at the frontline of Greenpeace’s work. They develop strategy and tactics that make our campaigns successful. Within the Programme Department our Campaigners investigate and expose environmental abuse, promoting environmentally responsible and socially just solutions and confronting those with the power to bring change. Some of our campaigns include Protecting the Antarctic, Defending the biodiversity of our Oceans and Promotion of sustainable energy strategies.  


Greenpeace UK is currently looking for an experienced Assistant to provide effective administration and diary support for the Programme Leadership Team and other administration for the Programme Department as directed by the Programme Planning Coordinator.


You will manage the Programme Director’s diary, book travel, meetings and deal with his expenses.  A fast paced role, you will keep track of his movements and develop productive relationships with his team, department staff and within the wider organisation.


You will coordinate the annual performance review meetings for Programme Department staff and support the Programme Planning Coordinator including note taking, support for away days and organisational projects.


You will also support the Deputy Programme Directors and the wider Department with special projects.


You will need:

  • Experience in a similar role
  • Proven ability to work effectively with minimal supervision in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills
  • Experience of administering meetings, ideally including note taking
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Competent Microsoft Office and Google Apps skills
  • Touch typing desirable

Most importantly, you share Greenpeace’s values and are keen to learn about our organisation and play a key role in supporting our campaigns.

The post of Programme Assistant is crucial to the smooth running of Greenpeace UK and the effectiveness of our campaigns; we hope you will be interested in applying.

How to Apply


For further information, please download a Job Pack here or alternatively email us at

We ask that all applicants for this post complete the online Monitoring Form along with their application.

Please note that in applying for this post you must be able to demonstrate that you have the right to work in the UK


Greenpeace 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: 9am on 26th June 2018

INTERVIEWS: 4th and 6th July 2018