Interim Facilities and Support Officer (Maternity cover – 12 month contract with possibility of exte
About Global Witness
For over 25 years, Global Witness has fought to end environmental and human rights abuses driven by political and corporate elites. Through bold and hard-hitting investigations, campaigning, and advocacy, we have catalysed change across the world to challenge the systems that enable these harms.
Our work is needed now more than ever.
We are facing a crisis: the climate is being destroyed and civic freedoms are deteriorating. Rampant abuse of power is pushing the world to breaking point as Governments and Big Corporations all too often go unchecked in their exploitation of our planet and its people.
For us to succeed, we need to embody the principles we fight for, strive for greater cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion internally and across civil society and stay ahead of the curve by learning from allies and other social and political movements that share our mission.
Only together can we protect one another and the planet to build a better, more just future.
About the role
This is an exciting role where the successful candidate will have an opportunity to make a real difference in our working environment by developing and ensuring we have policies, processes and practices in place to ensure that our working environment is safe and adheres to all the latest health and safety legislative requirements.
We are looking for a highly organised individual with the ability to plan and prioritise across multiple areas of work at once, solve problems as they arise and make quick decisions based on sound judgment.
You will have an affinity to Global Witness’ values and objectives and be a great team player. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues is critical in this role, so you must thrive in an environment where you frequently work with others to achieve impact.
Working for us
Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide with offices in London, Washington DC, and Brussels. We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We do our best to make our jobs accessible to all regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation or identity.
We offer an excellent benefits package including a competitive salary and 25 days holiday (exc. Bank holidays), pension, private medical insurance and flexible working arrangements.
This role is UK remote-based and our office is in Bethnal Green, London and therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Currently due to COVID, we are working remotely and have the flexibility to do so until the end of 2021.
What we hope you’ll do next
Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one-page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the Person Specification by 5pm BST Monday 8 November 2021. Please note that we will be reviewing applications and interviewing on a rolling basis and we may close the vacancy before the deadline so please submit your application early.
Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Interim Facilities and Support Officer and please use the following file name protocol for your CV and cover letter: First Name_Last Name_CV and First Name_Last Name_CoverLetter.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview please let us know.
This is clearly an extraordinary time, but we are committed to making this as easy as possible for candidates. Interviews may take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.