ClientEarth • Warsaw

Senior Communications Officer (0777)

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  From PLN 9,538 gross per month

3–4 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

Dog friendly

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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 Warsaw office is a vital part of our European operations. Leveraging Poland’s unique position as a large country in the EU and Central Europe and an economy undergoing a significant energy transition, our team in Warsaw delivers legal work that creates systemic change in Poland and well beyond its borders.

The Senior Communications Officer will play an essential role in co-creating that systemic change, working with legal and communications colleagues in Warsaw and across Europe.

As well as using communications to drive impact for our legal work, this role will help grow ClientEarth’s influence in Poland and beyond 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.

Meet your Manager

In this role you will be managed by Joanna Iszkowska. Joanna is Communications Lead in Poland at ClientEarth. Prior to joining ClientEarth, Joanna worked as Head of Communications in Central Europe at McKinsey & Company. Before that she was a journalist for 14 years. She worked for Gazeta Wyborcza, biggest Polish quality daily and then for Newsweek Poland as a reporter, correspondent in Brussels, and managing editor. Joanna co-authored “Chinese Roulette. The Olympics and What’s Next” – a book illustrating the impact of 2008 Olympic Games on China. She graduated from the Warsaw University (Faculty of Journalism and Political Science). She also studied communications at Rutgers University in the US.

Main Duties

  • With support from the Communications Lead, develop, implement and measure innovative communications to support the strategic objectives of our work in Poland.
  • Deliver media relations for ClientEarth in Poland.
  • Support legal colleagues, including Preseident of Board, ensuring that they make the most of communications opportunities to enhance the impact of their work by preparing them for media and other public appearances.
  • Develop relationships to match the strategic needs of relevant stakeholders, including with journalists, partner organisations and others who can help us deliver our messages.

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

Role requirements

  • Fluent (CEFR level C2) in English
  • Fluent (CEFR level C2) in Polish
  • Experience of producing engaging press releases and other communications products to gain impactful media coverage that enhances the impact of an organisation’s work
  • Experience of advising colleagues on media and other communications opportunities (essential).
  • Experience of devising and delivering multi-channel communications
  • Knowledge of the political landscape in Poland and how that would affect ClientEarth’s work
  • Strong alignment with ClientEarth’s values and commitment to our vision, and mission and equity, diversity and inclusion strategy objectives

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 Poland.

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

Company benefits

20-26 days annual leave + bank holidays
Work from anywhere scheme – 2023 pilot - see website for more details
Compassionate leave
Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Matched pension contribution
Enhanced maternity leave
Work from home allowance
Teambuilding days
Dog friendly office
Company shutdown periods
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
Employees are largely happy with their working location freedom
Employees are largely happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that it can be hard to find balance at times
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Working at ClientEarth

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Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

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

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

Charity & Tech For Good

Charity & Tech For Good

Industry awards 2023

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