ClientEarth • Berlin

Senior Communications Officer (0739)

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  €55,000 to €58,625 per annum

4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Job Description

Communications plays a key role supporting our work using the law to protect people and the planet. We use a strategic approach to communications to influence decision-making and drive behaviour change.

Our Berlin office is a vital part of our European operations. Leveraging Germany’s unique position as a leader in the EU and an economic powerhouse, our team in Berlin delivers legal work that creates systemic change in Germany and well beyond its borders.

The Senior Communications Officer will play an essential role in creating that systemic change, working with legal and communications specialists in Berlin and across Europe.

As well as using communications to drive impact for our legal work, this role will help grow ClientEarth Germany’s influence with decision-makers in politics, policy and industry. They will also contribute to the Core team’s mission to constantly improve how we communicate, thinking creatively and using the full suite of communications tools to change behaviour and influence decision-makers.

Our Berlin office is a vital part of our European operations. Leveraging Germany’s unique position as a leader in the EU and an economic powerhouse, our team in Berlin delivers legal work that creates systemic change in Germany and well beyond its borders.

Main Duties

  • Work with our communications team in Brussels to ensure our strategies are aligned across Europe.
  • Create impactful content that helps to engage and influence key decision-makers.
  • With support from the Communications Lead – Europe, deliver media relations for ClientEarth Germany and in support of agreed priority legal work.
  • Supported by communications colleagues, develop, implement, and measure innovative communications to support the strategic objectives of our legal work in Germany.
  • Develop relationships to match the strategic needs of relevant programme teams, including with journalists, partner organisations and others who can help us deliver our messages.
  • Work with local groups and individuals to build effective joint communications.
  • Ensure that relevant parts of ClientEarth’s media contacts database are kept up to date.
  • Ensure all communications activities are well planned and documented in our global comms planning grid and provide relevant updates to Communications and External Affairs colleagues.

See the job description (below) for a full list of duties for this role.

Role requirements

  • Experience of devising and delivering multi-channel communications
  • Experience of responding to competing deadlines and managing multiple tasks and priorities in a busy communications environment
  • Knowledge of German/international media

See the job description (below) for a full list of requirements for this role.

Note to candidates: We know that long lists of criteria can be daunting and that some candidates will not apply for a role unless they feel they are 100% qualified. If you feel you meet at least some of the essential criteria below, we still encourage you to apply.

Further Information

Have a question about this job? Please visit our Careers site for advice on applying, FAQs, and more.

Flexible working: We are proud to be a Flexa accredited Employer. Visit our Flexa Employer page for more information on our approach to flexible working. Our flexible working policy allows our people the choice to decide to work from home in the country where their contract of employment is issued for 80% of their month, with the other 20% of their month being office-based See our Benefits page for more.

ClientEarth values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We aim to appoint the most suitable candidate at all times and welcome applications from people from all different backgrounds.

Please note that ClientEarth is only able to employ those who have the pre-existing legal right to work in Germany.

ClientEarth is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice or legal services to third parties.

Company benefits

20-26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from anywhere scheme – see website for more details
Compassionate leave
Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Sabbaticals
Enhanced maternity leave
Teambuilding days
Dog friendly office
Company shutdown periods – winter shutdown
Buy or sell annual leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Cycle to work scheme
In office massages
In office yoga classes
Faith rooms
Salary sacrifice
Annual pay rises
L&D budget
Work from home budget
Enhanced pension match/contribution
Location
76%
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Hours
76%
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
65%
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
59%
Employees feel that it can be hard to find balance at times
Role modelling
73%
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Autonomy
74%
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at ClientEarth

Company employees

300

Gender diversity (male:female)

30:70

Office locations

London, Brussels, Warsaw, Madrid, Berlin, Beijing, Los Angeles, Luxembourg, Tokyo

Hiring Countries

Belgium

China

Germany

Japan

Luxembourg

Poland

Spain

United Kingdom

United States

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