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Job openings

 Greenpeace is recruiting an

EU CAMPAIGN LEGAL COUNSEL

To work with our European Unit in Brussels

You are a lawyer with at least 3 years’ relevant professional experience. You are also a committed environmentalist eager to stimulate fundamental change. You are passionate about EU law but you think its best chapter is yet to be written. You have the skills, the determination, the ambition and the courage to help write this chapter, together with a global community of environmental campaigners, activists and supporters.

If this sounds like you, then we would like you to join the team at Greenpeace European Unit in the role of EU Campaign Legal Counsel.

Permanent position.

Location

The successful candidate will be based at Greenpeace European Unit in Brussels, or in any other Greenpeace office within the EU, subject to agreement. We offer competitive NGO level salary and benefits, the specifics of which depend on the location that you choose. For the initial two months, you would be working in the European Unit office, and if you chose to be based outside Brussels thereafter we would expect you to come to Brussels occasionally as required.

Main purpose of the job

We seek an EU Campaign Legal Counsel to provide in-house legal assistance and support to Greenpeace campaigns at EU level.

Under the supervision and direction of the EU Senior Legal Strategist, and in coordination with other legal counsels (internal or external) and colleagues in Greenpeace offices, the EU Campaign Legal Counsel will help Greenpeace to promote systemic change and to advance EU campaign objectives. You will do this with high-quality legal analysis, accurate factual drafting and the capacity to put the two together to influence EU law and politics, before political institutions or EU and national courts.

Success is dependent on your capacity to provide strategic legal advice to campaign teams across Europe and to formulate and implement legal strategies that achieve policy change.

In this role you will:

What we offer

Relevant Skills and Experience:

Essential

Desirable

Person Specification

Greenpeace staff are ambitious, single-minded in the pursuit of agreed campaign objectives, long term planners and strategic thinkers. We work under constant time constraints and permanent public scrutiny.  The ability to deliver accurate and timely work is key. Externally, our qualifications, experience and global mindset equip us to excel in analyzing political opportunities and risks and to devise and communicate strategies to change policies and political mindsets. Internally we form effective relationships with colleagues, share knowledge and information freely and build and maintain a supportive, caring, and stimulating work environment.

Application information

Please email your application in English to [email protected] and address it to Jorgo Riss. Please write EU Legal Counsel in the subject line, as well as your name and surname. Please include:

“Access to justice on environmental matters: strengths and weaknesses of the EU acquis and impact on the Union’s lawmaking”.

Deadline for applications: 11 September 23.59 (Brussels time)

Expected starting date: February 2023, or sooner if possible

The first round of interviews will be held in person or via zoom in the last week of September 2022.

Please read the requirements for the job carefully and follow the application instructions. We will automatically exclude applications that are incomplete or do not meet the specified requirements.

Greenpeace is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We encourage applications from anyone who believes they fit the essential requirements for the job, irrespective of: race/ethnicity; religion/belief; disability; sex, gender identity or sexual orientation; pregnancy, marital or parental status; and age.

We value gender equality and gender balance in our team, and particularly encourage applications from women.

Please note that due to the considerable number of applications we receive, we will only be able to contact candidates we have short-listed for interviews. If you have not heard from us by 23 September, please assume that your application has not been successful. We thank you for your understanding.

Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to defend nature and to promote peace. We do not accept donations from governments, the EU, businesses or political parties.

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The Greenpeace European Unit is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. We encourage applications from anyone who believes they fit the essential requirements of a job, irrespective of age; disability; sex, gender identity or sexual orientation; pregnancy, marital or parental status; ethnicity; or religion/belief.