Boat Coordinator

Job description

£35,148-  £40,404 per annum

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

Full time (37.5h) / 14 month fixed term contract

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.

This is an ideal opportunity to combine your ability to keep boats running with your understanding of the vital role of non-violent direct action campaigning.

You’ll manage the Greenpeace UK fleet of rigid-hulled and inflatable tiller boats, together with the associated trailers and equipment. You’ll have responsibility for all maintenance and repair work, both in-house and outsourced, as well as for the purchasing and upkeep of boat equipment and for ensuring safe storage and movements.

You’ll also provide logistical support and work on the safe and effective delivery of training and marine-based campaign activities, including playing a key role in preparing for direct actions, as directed by the Logistics Manager.

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.


You'll have:

  • Experience of working with boats and/or in a workshop.
  • Physical mobility and fitness in order to assist in direct actions.
  • Skills (or ability to become quickly skilled) in: driving (e.g. trailer, 4x4, forklift), powerboat driving, boat maintenance (outboard, inboard), H&S in the marine environment, welding, fibreglassing, electronics/12v systems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively across different platforms, to manage 3rd party relationships and to motivate and train volunteers.
  • Good organising, prioritising, problem-solving and record-keeping, with knowledge of Google Suite.
  • A full, clean driving licence, with willingness to work unsocial hours and to travel.

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, 6th July 2022

INTERVIEWS: 12th / 13th July 2022