Whatever you do at Earthwatch, you will be helping us empower people to save our planet by supporting the creation of knowledge and inspiring action.
See our current job vacancies and learn more about what it’s like to work here below.
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Working hours and flexibility
Our full-time employees work 35 hours a week. Depending on your role, start and finish times can be agreed between employee and manager around core hours. Where possible, we also offer part-time working and other flexible arrangements.
Flexible home working arrangements
Earthwatch is committed to promoting flexible working in order to facilitate effective and efficient working. We have a flexible approach to homeworking wherever it’s possible.
You will receive 25 days of holiday per year, plus public holidays (we close the Earthwatch office between Christmas and New Year and three days of leave need to be reserved for this). Annual leave is pro rata for part-time and fixed-term employees.
Earthwatch offers enhanced sick pay which increases with length of service.
Your pension contribution of 2% will be matched by a contribution from Earthwatch of 5%.
We will make a single payment of three times your salary as life assurance to the person or persons you choose.
Voluntary Health Cash Plan
Earthwatch employees have the opportunity to join a voluntary Health Cash Plan – giving you the ability to claim money back on a variety of health and wellbeing expenses such as eye care, dental, massage, osteopathy, physiotherapy, scans and much more.
Employee assistance programme
A 24/7 free confidential employee assistance helpline, including access to confidential counselling.
An interest-free loan with repayments made over 12 months by salary exchange, which gives exemption from income tax and National Insurance.
Once you have completed your probation period, you can apply for up to five days’ leave to facilitate your study (approval of leave and whether it is paid or unpaid is dependent on relevance and affordability).
Read more about our current actions on gender equality, and what we plan to do in the future here. We are also a member of the Diverse Sustainability Initiative.
Do you accept speculative applications?
Unfortunately, we do not currently accept speculative applications. Please apply for specific posts that match your skills and experience.
Do I need a work permit?
Earthwatch is required by law to ensure that all of our employees have the legal right to work in the country that we employ them in. Earthwatch is not able to sponsor work permits or visas, so candidates must already have the right to legally work in the UK.
I missed the deadline; can I still submit an application?
Applications will not be accepted once the deadline has passed.
What is the latest time I can submit an application?
The deadline for all posts is midnight UK time on the advertised closing date, unless otherwise specified on the job advert. You will not be able to submit an application after this time.
I am having technical problems applying (e.g. my CV won’t upload). Who can I contact?
Please contact the HR Team (link to contact us page) who will help you with your technical issue. Please note that although we strive to answer every email as quickly as possible, it may be a week before you receive a response, particularly if you make a query over the weekend.
I have a disability. How can Earthwatch’s application process accommodate my needs?
Earthwatch aims to ensure that our recruitment process is fair and accessible. Please note on your application whether you require additional support and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
Do you provide feedback on unsuccessful applications?
Whilst we appreciate the time and effort put into completing your application, regrettably we do not have the resources to provide feedback to candidates who are not invited to an interview.
How will I be invited to interview?
All correspondence is sent via email. This way it is quick, easy and environmentally friendly. So please detail your email address on your application.
What if I am not available on the advertised interview date?
Our job adverts normally contain a specified interview date. If you are unable to attend on that date, please specify in your application. If we are able to accommodate an alternative date or time we will do so, but cannot guarantee that this flexibility will always be available.
I have been invited to attend an interview. What should I wear?
We recommend a smart-casual dress code for interviews.
Will you pay my travel expenses for attending the interview?
As we are a charity, unfortunately we are not able to pay travel costs.
How is the interview conducted?
All interviews will be conducted by a panel consisting of a minimum of two people, normally including the line manager of the vacant job.
If you are invited to attend an interview, you will be provided with full details including who you will be meeting, what you need to bring and information of any other selection methods that will be used, such as a presentation. You will also be asked if there are any particular arrangements or reasonable adjustments that could be made so you can fully and fairly participate in the selection process.
Earthwatch tends to hold a two-stage interview process, with successful candidates from the first interviews being invited to a second before a hiring decision is made.
We offer the option to interview via Zoom/Teams if you are unable to attend the interview in person, although if you proceed through the recruitment process we may require a face-to-face meeting before hiring.
Will my application be subject to any employment checks?
This will be dependent on the role you apply for. It will always be stated in the job description if checks will be carried out. DBS checks are carried out where a role may involve you working with children or vulnerable adults.
When will I find out if I have been successful?
At the interview you will be informed when you will receive feedback on whether or not you have been successful. We try to provide this as soon as possible. We will provide interview feedback where requested. All offers of employment are conditional subject to proof of right to work in the UK, receipt of references and any other requirements relevant to the job (for example a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check).
How does Earthwatch use and protect the personal information I provide?
Our full Candidate Privacy Notice can be found here: www.earthwatch.org.uk/candidate-privacy-notice
The information you provide will be used to assess your application against the requirements for the job, to confirm references, verify educational background and qualifications, and for any other purpose relevant to your application and our recruitment processes. It will also be used for statistical purposes.
Your information will be held securely and access will be restricted to those who are involved in the recruitment process. By submitting an application, you consent to the processing of your personal data for the purposes described.
If your application is successful, your information will be retained and will form the basis of your employee file. Records of all unsuccessful applications will be kept by Earthwatch for a period of 12 months from the date that an appointment decision is notified. We may revisit previous applications should a further opportunity become available, but we do encourage people to also monitor any future advertised posts on our website.
Candidate Privacy Notice
As part of our candidate application and recruitment process, Earthwatch Europe collects, processes and stores personal information about you.
Throughout this Privacy Notice we use the term “processing” to cover all activities involving your personal information, including collecting, handling, storing, sharing, accessing, using, transferring and disposing of the information.
1. Why do we collect and process your personal information?
The information you provide is collected and used to assess your application against the requirements for the job. We may also use your data to contact you regarding the application, to confirm references, verify educational background, qualifications and right to work, and for any other purpose relevant to your application and our recruitment processes. It is also collected and used for statistical purposes.
2. What personal information might we process?
Here are the types of information we may process.
- Personal details such as name, address, email, contact number, date and place of birth;
- Your CV and covering letter, or any document you upload as part of your application;
- Work history/job data; previous employers, positions, dates, etc.
- Compensation; basic salary, benefits, bonuses, etc.;
- Education and work history including professional qualifications and skills;
- Employer feedback / references;
- Nationality / visa / right to work permit information; (e.g. passport, driving licence, National Insurance numbers)
- Results of Pre – employment screening checks (e.g. criminal records checks)
- Assessment results e.g. Presentation assessment results, interview notes, assessment tasks
During the process, we may also capture some sensitive personal data about you (e.g. disability information). We do this in order to make any necessary reasonable adjustments to enable candidates to participate in the recruitment process, and to ensure that we comply with regulatory obligations placed on us with regards to our hiring.
3. Who we will share your personal information with?
Your information will be held securely and access will be restricted to those who are involved in the recruitment process.
- Those employees who would have managerial responsibility for you or are acting on their behalf;
- Employees in HR who have responsibility for certain HR processes (for example recruitment, assessment, pre-employment screening);
- Employees in IT and system owners who manage user access;
Earthwatch may also need to share your information with certain external third parties including:
- Suppliers who undertake background screening on behalf of the bank (credit checking agencies, criminal checking bureaus, etc.)
- Academic institutions d (Universities, colleges, etc.) in validating information you’ve provided
4. Storing your personal data
If your application is successful, your information will be retained and will form the basis of your employee file. Records of all unsuccessful applications will be kept by Earthwatch for a period of 12 months from the date that an appointment decision is notified. We may revisit previous applications should a further opportunity become available, and we will ask your consent to use your data for this purpose.
We will never transfer your data outside of the EU unless you have given us permission to do so.
5. Your Rights
You are entitled to see the information Earthwatch holds about you. You can also request changes to be made to incorrect information. You can ask for information to be deleted or blocked if you legitimately think that Earthwatch shouldn’t be processing that information or is processing it incorrectly.
If you have any queries about this notice or your personal information generally, including questions about accessing your personal information or correcting it, you should contact HR (email@example.com) in the first instance. Alternatively, there is information available on the internet about accessing your personal information; please search for “subject access requests”.
It is your responsibility to keep your personal information up to date so that accurate application records can be maintained.
By submitting an application, you consent to the processing of your personal data for the purposes described in this Candidate Privacy Notice.