Location: Oxford, UK

Permanent, Full-time (with 6 month probation)

Salary:  From £22k pa

Reports to: Supply Chains Communication Lead

Application deadline: 9am Friday December 15, 2017

This is a unique opportunity to be at the heart of an international team breaking exciting new ground in the pursuit of more transparent and sustainable supply chains. The successful candidate will be an experienced communication professional adept at social media and content creation.

The role will sit within the Supply Chains programme at Global Canopy, and will also work closely with Trase staff at the Stockholm Environment Institute, and other collaborating organisations worldwide. The ideal candidate will be a team player who excels at working independently, can work across different projects, and brings both a creative perspective and keen visual understanding.

We are seeking a Communications Officer capable of helping deliver the successful implementation of the Trase communications strategy, together with other areas of work across the Supply Chains Programme. The position requires experience in communicating complex ideas to a diversity of audiences, and familiarity with communications for different types of media.


1.      Support publication of key communication materials

  • Input into the planning of reports, blogs, newsletters, and other communications materials
  • Advise on messaging in line with the voice and messaging of both Global Canopy and the Supply Chains Programme
  • Review content from a communications perspective to ensure coherence and maximum impact of materials
  • Coordinate involvement of designers and other contractors
  • Support planning and successful delivery of major events

2.      Contribute to social media engagement

  • Input to the social media strategy for the Supply Chains programme
  • Create content for distribution on social media channels
  • Provide analysis of social media reach to guide future communications
  • Coordinate with other programme staff on GCP social media outreach

3.      Support management of communications planning tools and processes

  • Help maintain the Supply Chains communication calendar and engage with programme staff to update regularly
  • Work with project managers to incorporate communications activities into project work plans
  • Track reach and impact of Supply Chains communications for donor and trustee reporting

4.      Contribute to Supply Chain Programme communications strategy

  • In collaboration with the Communications Lead, input into programmatic strategy and project-specific  strategy
  • Participate in annual planning to help determine major communications objectives and milestones
  • Support Communications Lead with all responsibilities as needed




  • University degree in communications, journalism, English, or similar field
  • At least two years of experience in environmental communications
  • Superb writing and editing skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Experience in communicating via social media on behalf of an organization or business, including audience building, increasing engagement, and analytics.
  • Patience and calm in situations with tight deadlines
  • Keen visual understanding
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team player


  • Experience in developing communication strategies
  • A strong network among journalists and the environmental community
  • Experience in communicating about forests, deforestation, or sustainable business
  • Proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or another language

Please write to jobs@globalcanopy.org with your CV and a cover letter, explaining your motivation and how you meet the essential criteria for the job, and including your salary expectation. Please note that early applications are advised, as we may begin interviewing early, depending on the volume of suitable candidates applying, and will close 9am GMT, December 15, 2017

Interviews are scheduled to be held on Wednesday 20th December, at GCP’s office in central Oxford.

About Global Canopy Programme


Global Canopy is an agile and entrepreneurial non-profit with an outsized impact. Our aim is to end large-scale deforestation, a global problem with huge hidden costs for people and prosperity.

We focus on the big market levers driving deforestation at regional, national and international levels. And we bring a fresh approach to identifying, targeting, and mobilising action among the key powerbrokers - the governments, businesses and financial institutions worldwide - with the power to end the global ‘deforestation economy’.

Global Canopy is a founding partner of Trase (Transparency for Sustainable Economies – www.trase.earth) with the Stockholm Environment Institute. Trase is a ground-breaking sustainability platform, enabling governments, companies, investors and others to better understand and address the environmental and social impacts linked to their supply chains. It draws on vast sets of production, trade and customs data, for the first time laying bare the flows of globally-traded commodities. It comes as a direct response to the ambitious commitments made by leaders across sectors to achieve deforestation-free supply chains by 2020 – and the urgent need this creates for a breakthrough in assessing and monitoring sustainability performance. First launched in 2016, Trase is pursuing an ambitious 5-year strategy, growing rapidly and expanding from an initial focus on soy and cattle in Latin America, to take in Indonesian palm oil next year, and up to 80% of ‘forest risk commodities’ by 2020.