Join the Gaia Team!

We are currently recruiting for two roles:


Communications & Events Coordinator (4 days per week)

A great opportunity to join the team in a creative role! Please see full details and application form here. 

The Gaia Foundation are a small, international NGO with over 35 years’ experience in the environmental sector. The team are based across the UK and beyond, working from home but threaded together through constant collaboration. This is an exciting opportunity to support communications and events across our work and will suit a creative and committed collaborator.  

With a particular focus on supporting communications and events across Gaia’s Food & Seed Programme work, this role is ideal for someone passionate about agroecology and seed justice, and with a demonstrable track record in previous communications and/or events focused roles. If you’re a passionate storyteller and an organised, motivated self-starter, we’d love to hear from you.

The role:

  • Content development – you will help write and develop articles, newsletters and social media content for Gaia in collaboration with the Communications Lead. Using Gaia’s poetic tone of voice, design tools such as Canva and Adobe Creative Suite, video tools such as Premier Rush and Vimeo and our Visibility Guidelines, you will develop a range of communications materials.
  • Campaign delivery – you will support Programme Leads and the Communications Lead to develop and deliver campaigns that amplify key stories, achievements or calls to action.
  • Web management – you will help keep websites up to date and ensure the user journey is effective and best serving the Programme’s audiences and aims. You will ensure all content is search engine optimised and help manage user sign-ups and donation pathways. You will support website re-visioning and improvements over time.
  • Social media planning – you will help plan, create and schedule social media content to grow engagement and following, including merchandise promotion.
  • Events coordination – you will support the Seed Sovereignty Programme Regional Coordinators and We Feed The UK Lead with the smooth running of events, exhibitions, engagement, training and network celebrations across the UK. Some travel may be required but in person attendance will not always be necessary. Support will primarily include providing technical support, creating ticket sales pathways, promotion, and administrative support to deliver.
  • Recording and archiving – keeping online filing systems up to date around communications and events, to facilitate seamless collaboration with a remote team. This will include archiving event attendees’ data, feedback, consent forms, press coverage, video recordings, social media analysis, website analysis and photography.

How to apply:

This is a skilled role and the successful candidate will need to have demonstrable experience in all of the above areas. Please see the job description and application for further details. Please send your CV, a covering letter and the application form, to Kerry Meech at recruitment@gaianet.org by midnight (GMT) on Sunday 23rd June 2024.

 


Consultancy role supporting Alliance for the Amazon and Beyond (part time)

The Alliance for the Amazon and Beyond is looking for a part-time, Portuguese speaking consultant with strong knowledge of Brazil. Please see the full details here.

The Alliance for the Amazon and Beyond started in October 2019 as a response to the Brazilian indigenous peoples’ and grassroots organisations’ call for support from international partners to diminish the impacts of the rapid dismantling of the socio-environmental policies and indigenous rights happening in the country.

The Alliance for Amazon and Beyond is a discrete network of individuals and organisations engaged in global socio-environmental justice, focusing on strengthening Indigenous Peoples and traditional communities in Brazil. It has an ecosystem approach consisting of thematic working groups, namely Drivers of Deforestation, Legal Strategies, Front Line Defenders Security, and Funding Facilitation. Each group informs and complements each other’s knowledge and impact on the field.

The role:

We require a UK-based consultant with flexibility for occasional travel when required. You will support The Gaia Foundation and the Alliance for the Amazon and Beyond Lead Convenor. You will play a significant part in promoting knowledge exchange between organisations engaging with biocultural diversity in the UK, Europe, the US, and Brazil and promoting Indigenous Peoples’ and Traditional Communities’ rights and self-determination. Your contribution will be instrumental in holding a space for critical reflection and exchange, thereby supporting the socio-environmental movement in Brazil and beyond.

How to apply:

Find out more and complete the application form here: AAB Associate Consultant 2024- Consultancy Recruitment Pack. Please send your CV, a covering letter and the application form, to Kerry Meech at recruitment@gaianet.org by midnight (GMT) on Sunday 23rd June 2024.