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Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. Our vision is a greener, healthier and more peaceful planet, one that can sustain life for generations to come.
We are independent. We don’t accept any funding from governments, corporations or political parties – our work is funded by ordinary people. That means we are free to confront governments and corporations responsible for the destruction of the natural world and push for real change.
We do this by investigating, documenting and exposing the causes of environmental destruction. We work to bring about change by lobbying, consumer pressure and mobilising members of the general public. And we take peaceful direct action to protect our Earth and promote solutions for a green and peaceful future.
Greenpeace was founded in 1971 by a small group of concerned individuals, who set sail to Amchitka island off the coast of Alaska to try and stop a US nuclear weapons test. Their old fishing boat was called “The Greenpeace”. Today, Greenpeace is present in over 40 countries around the world. Our movement is growing every day and our commitment to realising our vision is as strong as ever.
We find ourselves at a pivotal point in human history now. Climate change is rapidly accelerating and we are feeling the effects of it ever more – in the changes to our air, sea levels and more extreme weather events. The need to act to protect our planet has never been so urgent, yet governments and corporations are still dragging their feet. Our mission is to promote radical changes and new solutions to the ways we live on this planet so that we can all call it home for generations to come.
Work For Greenpeace
Greenpeace is a movement of people who are passionate about defending the natural world from destruction. It is not only our committed volunteers and activists who help us achieve this vision, but also our team of dedicated staff. View current job vacancies and learn more about what it's like to work for Greenpeace.
What we look for
Promoting diversity is at the forefront of what Greenpeace does, and our focus doesn’t stop at our staff. We are constantly striving to better diversity in all aspects of our organisation, through who we employ, the experiences we represent and the changes for which we campaign.
We are always improving our understanding on how to be more inclusive and accessible and understand that this is necessary to allow everyone to thrive.
There are many ways that we encourage and promote diversity and inclusion throughout Greenpeace UK.
Along with providing sector-leading employment benefits as standard, Greenpeace takes the wellbeing of staff incredibly seriously. Enjoy flexible working, healthy food, yoga classes, free counselling, personal development workshops and much more.
Happy and well-supported staff are the key to Greenpeace’s successes within the global environmental movement. The UK office is proud to offer sector-leading salaries and pensions, a generous holiday allowance, and other employment benefits such as a cycle to work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
All employees have access to free confidential advice with a qualified counsellor on any issues, offered through our employee assistance programme.
Flexible working & time in lie
We are happy to consider flexible working requests as part of the recruitment process. Beyond this, all Greenpeace UK staff are eligible to apply for flexible working after six months of service. We also use a time off in lieu system where time off can be agreed with your manager if you have worked significantly more than your contractual hours, to ensure you are achieving a healthy work-life balance.
We have a health group that aims to make it easier for people who are managing ongoing health conditions, disabilities and different abilities to work at Greenpeace. We also have a wellbeing group that focuses on activities such as mindfulness techniques, yoga relaxation and issues like climate anxiety.
We have a room with a wealth of wellbeing resources. It also can be used equally for prayer and for non-religious contemplation, meditation and relaxation.
We run several learning and development workshops including building personal resilience, courageous conversations and managing mental health at work.
We have a subsidised café which serves healthy, organic vegetarian and vegan food for staff and visitors at a fraction of the cost of a typical Islington lunch.
If you would like to cycle or run to work, or take an active lunch break, we have showers, lockers and a bike shed. Employees also have access to a free cycle maintenance workshop held on site once a month.
We provide free weekly yoga class every Tuesday with an expert instructor covering a range of yoga practices.
We are committed to dismantling systemic racism, creating a community of allies and empowering people of colour.
"I am able to be myself at Greenpeace more so than any other place I’ve worked"
"The flexibility to choose my own projects has been one of my favourite things about my Greenpeace internship"
"I thought Greenpeace would be intimidating, but I couldn’t have been more wrong"
"There’s a recognition that women bring a strong perspective to leadership"
List of all the benefits that Greenpeace are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.