Senior Political Campaigner - EU Climate Solutions and Exposing False Solutions

Greenpeace European Unit

Senior Political Campaigner - EU Climate Solutions and Exposing False Solutions

Greenpeace European Unit

Brussels, Belgium

Deadline for applications: September 22 2021 at 23h59
Expected starting date: 1st November 2021

You are experienced, creative and motivated to reverse the course of global ecocide. You are familiar with policies and public debate on climate, energy and transport/mobility, you do not give into false solutions and you know how the EU institutions work. You can spot the difference between greenwashing and policies that actually trigger systemic change. You enjoy developing political strategies just as much as implementing them. You understand the power of campaigning to trigger political change. You have at least 7 years’ relevant experience at the start.


To campaign for the climate related policies, political reforms and financing that are necessary for system change in Europe and against greenwashing and false solutions. 


  • Work within a dynamic, committed and effective international team in Brussels, and with colleagues from across the Greenpeace world;
  • Experience a stimulating political campaigning environment and expand your skills and knowledge;
  • Actively contribute to the protection of the environment and to political change in Europe;
  • Competitive salary and benefits.


  • Develop EU political strategies and propose priorities for campaigning to achieve systemic change (or monitor and analyse relevant EU policies and political development, and help Greenpeace respond effectively to emerging political opportunities);
  • Ensure that Greenpeace is aware of and can respond effectively to new EU political campaigning opportunities and threats (or cooperate with campaigners across Europe to provide strategic advice and policy expertise);
  • Provide Greenpeace with strategic advice on climate and related policies (energy, mobility, finance); (Implement campaign interventions on the given topic -depending on the campaign issue- in line with agreed strategies);
  • Influence European (and, when required international) legislation relevant to Greenpeace’s European Theory of Change and Greenpeace's global priorities/Develop, represent and advocate Greenpeace positions with the aim of influencing EU politics and achieving systemic change;
  • Monitor and analyse relevant EU & global legislative and political developments;
  • Maintain formal and informal contacts with decision-makers in the EU institutions and relevant stakeholders (NGOs, industry, scientists etc.);
  • If strategically required, build effective coalitions and alliances with other players;
  • Advise and support Greenpeace colleagues on priority EU-related work;
  • Coordinate the implementation by national campaigners of the campaigns political EU priorities;
  • When needed, prepare/check Greenpeace materials to ensure consistent and accurate external communication on EU issues;
  • Act as a Greenpeace spokesperson for different media (radio, television, online, print);
  • Proactively suggest to the EU communications team potential media stories or communications ideas;
  • Act as a spokesperson on the relevant topic for media and in public.



  • At least seven years of relevant experience (climate policy/campaigning, climate finance, mobility, climate false solutions/greenwashing);
  • Ability to design political and campaigning strategy/ability to implement political and campaigning strategy;
  • Fluency in policy analysis and writing;
  • Understanding of the roles that science, politics, economics, industry, media and social change plays in campaigning;
  • Experience in making change happen through public campaigns, and the ability to view environmental policy in terms of campaign opportunities;
  • Be media trained so as to be able to act as a spokesperson;
  • Demonstrated awareness and knowledge of the European political environment;
  • Knowledge of EU institutions and their decision-making process;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in international politics and laws;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in relevant EU legislation;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in campaigning;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in advocacy;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in lobbying;
  • Knowledge and/or experience in effectively dealing with confrontational situations (e.g. political debates, …);
  • Advanced Skills in written and verbal communication;
  • Preferably some experience in line management;
  • Knowledge and/or experience relevant for the post (at least) one of the Greenpeace campaign themes;
  • Commitment to Greenpeace’s objectives and values;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Fluency in written and spoken second EU language.


Please email your application in English to and address it to Mr Stef Van den Eynde. Please write “Application senior campaigner climate” in the subject line, as well as your name and surname. Please include:

  • a CV of maximum two pages (no photo, please);
  • a cover letter of no more than one page, outlining your motivation and specifying when you would be able to start;
  • a short essay (maximum 600 words) discussing the following proposition: “System change through EU policies - a contradiction in terms?”.

The first round of interviews for this position will be held via Zoom in the week of September 27th. The interview may be preceded by a test. We expect the second round to take place in the week of 4th October 2021.

Please read the requirements for the job carefully and follow the application instructions. We will automatically exclude incomplete applications. 

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

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 12 July, 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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