Fisheries Project Lead

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22 Jul 2018

Fisheries Project Lead
Biodiversity Programme – Brussels

We are looking for a Project Lead who will be responsible for leading and managing ClientEarth’s work on sustainable fisheries, which aims to improve fisheries management in Europe and end overfishing. The team’s current focus is on

  1. the implementation of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (through Brussels and regional level advocacy) and development of associated legislation, and
  2. the implementation and reform of the EU’s fisheries control legislation (through advocacy and legal actions).

The Project Lead will be joining the fisheries team at an exciting, yet challenging, time with key policy moments on the horizon.

In addition to managing the lawyers and scientists on the fisheries team and directing the team’s strategy and approach, the Fisheries Project Lead will be active in delivering aspects of the workplan, drafting and reviewing legal recommendations and other advocacy documents, meeting with decision-makers, collaborating with partners, and engaging with social and traditional media. There will be a strong focus both on communicating ClientEarth’s recommendations to decision-makers and on collaborating with other NGOs.

The successful candidate will have either a legal or environmental policy background in an EU Member State, with several years’ experience in a role that allowed for ‘thought leadership’ within the organisation, a strategic mind, excellent analysis skills and an interest in using these skills to support public-interest environmental advocacy work. They will be professional and confident, have experience managing a team, as well as excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of EU decision-making processes or of fisheries management issues - or ideally, both – is an advantage but not essential!

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  • For more information about this vacancy and for instructions on how to apply, 
          please visit our website.
  • Deadline for applications is 11:59pm on Sunday 22 July.
  • Interviews are likely to be in the week commencing 6 August, with the role commencing as soon as possible.

About us

ClientEarth is Europe’s first and leading environmental law charity. We find real, practical solutions to the Earth’s most pressing challenges.

Our programmes cover democracy, wildlife, oceans, forests, energy, climate change, business and health. We currently employ over 100 staff including legal experts qualified in more than ten jurisdictions, based in London, Brussels, Warsaw and Beijing.

This is an exciting time to join ClientEarth. In 2017, we were voted Charity of the Year and were named as one of the top 50 innovative law firms in Europe. We have recently established a fund-raising office in New York and we are using our expertise to support implementation of China’s new environmental laws.

Join a growing organisation which uses the power of the law to protect people and the planet. 

ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Please note that ClientEarth will only be able to employ those who have the legal right to work in the country where this post is based.

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