Fisheries Project Lead, Biodiversity Programme

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04 Jul 2017

Fisheries Project Lead

Biodiversity Programme – Brussels/London

We have an excellent opportunity in our Brussels (preferred) or London office for a reliable, self-motivated individual who thrives in a team environment to join our fisheries team and help end overfishing and improve fisheries management in Europe.

The fisheries project lead is responsible for managing ClientEarth’s fisheries work, which includes: (i) the implementation of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (at Brussels and regional levels) and development of associated legislation, (ii) the implementation and reform of the EU’s fisheries control legislation and (iii) the development of the UK’s national fisheries law(s) as it prepares to leave the EU. In addition to managing the lawyers and scientists on the fisheries team, the Fisheries Project Lead will also be active in delivering and directing the team’s strategy and approach, 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 at least 5 years' experience of relevant work experience, a strategic mind, excellent analysis skills and an interest in using these skills to support public-interest environmental advocacy work. They will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be professional and confident, have experience managing a team. The candidate must already have either knowledge of EU decision-making processes or of fisheries management issues - or ideally, both!


The salary bracket for this role is €4.350 – €4.650 gross per month (in Brussels) or around £52,000 per annum (in London), depending on experience.

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For more information about this vacancy and for instructions on how to apply please visit our website

The deadline for applications is 4 July 2017. Interviews are anticipated to commence the week of 17 July 2017.

About us

ClientEarth is a public interest international environmental law group founded in 2007. We bring together law, science and policy to create innovative and practical solutions to key environmental challenges. We use law as a tool to protect people and the planet. Working in partnership with citizens and policy-makers, we are committed to securing the rights of civil society to participation, information and justice in environmental matters.

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 and based across offices in London, Brussels and Warsaw. We have recently established a fund-raising office in New York and we are also exploring ways of using our expertise to support implementation of China’s new environmental laws.

ClientEarth is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.



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