Campaigner, Digital Threats Team (Open to flexible working)

Global Witness
Advocacy and Campaigns
Salary Details
Contract Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Want to expose corruption and the systems that enable it? Global Witness is hiring a Campaigner in our Digital Threats team.

Job Description

About us

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. We continue to strive for greater cohesion, solidarity, and inclusion internally and across civil society. We 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

We’re excited to be hiring a Campaigner for our UK office to work on our Digital Threats to Democracy campaign which aims to limit the power of Big Tech to undermine democracy and spread hate, polarisation and disinformation.

About you 

You’ll either have expertise in digital policy and experience of advocating for policy change, or have a brilliant track record in securing progressive change at the national or international level via innovative campaigns and be willing to develop expertise in this policy area.

Either way, you’ll be a self-starter who is willing to learn and think creatively about new and unfamiliar issues and challenges. You’ll also have a strong affinity to Global Witness’ values and objectives and be a strong team player. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and allies 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.  During the pandemic, we are all working remotely and have the flexibility to continue to work remotely until the end of 2021.

We aim to be a diverse and inclusive place to work. We value new perspectives, original ideas and different ways of working. We believe that diverse views and experiences improve the way we do our 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 based in London with occasional travel to European capitals likely. 


Please send in your CV (max 2 sides) and a one page cover letter clearly outlining how you meet the Person Specification to by Monday 22 February 9am GMT.

Please use the following in the subject heading of the email: Campaigner – Digital Threats, 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 will take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.

Company Description

We at Global Witness are challenging abuses of power to protect human rights and secure the future of our planet. Our goal is a more sustainable, just and equal planet. We want climate-critical forests and biodiversity to thrive and fossil fuels to stay in the ground. We want corporations to respect the planet and human rights, governments to protect and listen to their citizens, and the online world to be free from misinformation and hate. 

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