Logistics Assistant

Job description

Logistics Assistant

£33,240 - £38,496 per annum

Permanent / Full-time (37.5h)

Islington, London

This is your chance to join the dedicated Greenpeace workshop and equipment store team, which plays an integral part in delivering our actions and events, as well as contributing to activist training. You’ll draw on all your organisational, logistical and practical skills – and be expected to develop many more.

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 underpins Greenpeace UK’s campaigning, providing strategic, tactical and logistical support for our campaign output. Reporting to the Logistics Manager (operations), you’ll be based at the workshop and equipment store, where we design and produce campaign props, in addition to maintaining a wide variety of equipment that includes our vehicle and boat fleets, climbing equipment and other campaign equipment.

Supporting the other members of the Action Unit and working with teams across Greenpeace to deliver the logistics aspects of UK output, your role will be to help maintain the workshop/warehouse equipment and inventory - so that everything is ready to meet the demands of the wider organisation. A key focus will be the preparation of Direct Actions, as well as other output such as events or training sessions, and this could see you involved in everything from assisting workshop managers in the creation of props and bespoke action equipment, to contributing further innovative and attention-grabbing ideas.

For the full job description and person specification, please download the applicant information pack.


You'll have:

    • Excellent organisational and logistical skills, with the ability to handle a range of workshop and/or equipment store tasks – and an eagerness to pick up new skills quickly.
    • Experience of campaigning organisations and an understanding of non-violent direct action as a campaigning tool.
    • The flexibility to work in a close-knit, busy team, often to strict or shifting deadlines, and to help, support or train volunteers, activists and other team members.
    • Excellent communication skills, with an appreciation of the special requirements for confidentiality and discretion inherent in this kind of work.
    • A full, clean driving licence - ideally with driving skills across a range of vehicles.

We give you: The opportunity to continue 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.

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 LGTBQIA; people who have a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.

To Apply

For further information, please download the applicant information pack. Please ensure to save this file to your computer for future reference. Once the job listing has closed you will no longer be able to access it online.

We recommend taking a look at this document that contains top tips for filling out your application, complied by our recruitment team.

If you have any questions, please email us at huk@greenpeace.org. Please note that this email address is only for information. All applications have to be filled out on the website and cannot be submitted via email.

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: 9am, Monday 12th April 2021

INTERVIEWS: Friday 23rd April 2021