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%.
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.
Diversity and Inclusion
Greenpeace is committed to a working culture that proactively
reflects our values of compassion, tolerance and open-mindedness. We strive to
provide an environment in which everyone feels engaged and comfortable at work,
and can contribute to the maximum of their ability.
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.
We understand it is often difficult to get a foot on the career ladder within the environmental sector. Job requirements in this sector can be quite specific, and there is often no textbook training.
To help people prepare for a career within the sector we offer paid internships each year within our London office. We hope our structured internship programmes will help give an insight into what working in the sector can be like and provide an opportunity to develop valuable skills and experience. Although we can make no guarantees that work will become available here at Greenpeace UK following completion of your internship, we hope the experience will increase your employability and open up further opportunities for you.
We hope Greenpeace internships will provide interns with:
During 2018, we are continuing our partnership with two organisations, the Windsor Fellowship and Creative Access, in order to successfully recruit our interns. Their aims and core values are closely aligned to our own and we are excited to continue working with them during 2018.
Please note we are currently only accepting applications for our internships through either the Windsor Fellowship or Creative Access. We will not be advertising our internship opportunities through our careers site.
Internships will be based in our London office during normal office hours, Monday to Friday. These opportunities will be full time for six months or part-time, where the equivalent number of hours is spread over a longer duration. Interns will need to be able to commit to the full duration of the internship.
Interns will be paid the London Living Wage £10.20 per hour and will be entitled to paid holiday, sick pay and are eligible to join the Greenpeace pension scheme. Lunch and travel expenses within London will not be covered. Please note that Greenpeace are unable to cover the costs of travel or relocation to London to take part in our internship programmes. We are unable to provide help with finding or funding accommodation for the duration of the internship programme.
See above for further information about working for Greenpeace UK.
You may also wish to contact our other offices regarding internships which they may have available: Greenpeace offices worldwide.