Activist Coordinator

Job description

£41,604 to £48,048

(we normally offer a starting salary at the start of the range)

Full time (37.5h) / Fixed Term Contract for 9 months

Islington, London

Greenpeace is an international non-profit global campaigning organisation. Our independence and global reach enable us to stand for positive change through action in order to defend nature and promote peace. We investigate and expose global environmental problems, confront those in positions of power and present alternative solutions.

The Actions Unit is an integral part of Greenpeace UK’s programme, providing strategic, tactical and creative input into all campaigns and appropriate investigations. The team are currently looking for an Activist Coordinator. The position complements and supports the current skillset and work demands within the wider department.

The role sits within the wider Logistics Department in Greenpeace UK, which comprises of our Workshop, Actions, Outreach and Events Teams. The department is tasked with delivery of offline work in support of the aims of Greenpeace UK. The Logistics Department covers an enormous range and amount of work from Street Stalls and Public Speaking to Non Violent Direct Actions.

This role would be key to supporting and developing activist’ relationships with the department, acting as main contact for our activists and volunteers. Leading the recruitment of our activists, ensuring we’re identifying and developing a network of skilled and dedicated activists to support our work.

In addition the role will act as Legal Coordinator, which includes coordinating the Activist Welfare and Legal Support network and the provision of support to activists during legal proceedings. Liaising with lawyers and other office staff as needed. As a key part of the Actions Unit, this role will in addition provide logistical support in preparation for our work.

The hours may be long and unsociable, with working at weekends and evenings as required (time off in lieu is given). The scope of skills needed is very diverse community building online and off line, great communication, an understanding of Greenpeace’s mission and tactics. You would play a significant role in the design and implementation of our Non Violent Direct Action, Activist Welfare and Legal Support and Recruitment and Retention training.

This role will work closely with all members of the Department, especially with the Deputy Logistics Director - Actions, as line manager, and the other members of the Activist Development Team.

The role is based in our London office. As we progress to a hybrid working model, you may have flexibility to work from home but will need to commute into our Islington head office on a regular basis.


The post holder will need excellent organisational and prioritisation skills, a creative approach to problem solving and an ability to remain calm under pressure. An interest in developing a network of skilled activists and staff, an ability to spot talent, nurture and build working relationships with a range of people will be important. Excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential to role, as is the ability to convey complex information in a clear way. The work is demanding; flexibility, adaptability, time management and problem solving skills are essential.

Relevant experience and a genuine passion for, and understanding of Greenpeace’s mission and methods are essential.

We give you: 
You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. We offer great benefits such as a generous pension scheme, subsidised lunches, free yoga and a wealth of well-being resources, just to name a few. Take a look at our Work for Greenpeace pages to find out more about what it’s like to work for us and why you should apply.

We are happy to consider flexible working requests as part of the recruitment process. 

Our commitment to diversity: Greenpeace UK is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of their background. We acknowledge that people from certain backgrounds are under-represented in environmental and campaigning organisations and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We are particularly keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; people who identify as being LGBTQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.

To Apply

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Greenpeace UK 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: 9 am, Thursday 30th June 2022

INTERVIEWS: to be confirmed