Global Canopy is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide.

Supply chain transparency: Trase is a data-driven transparency initiative that revolutionises our understanding of the international trade and financing of agricultural commodities which drive tropical deforestation. Its unique supply chain mapping approach brings together disparate, publicly available data to connect consumer markets to deforestation and other impacts in producer countries.

Trase’s free online tools and actionable intelligence enable governments, companies, financial institutions and civil society organisations to take practical steps to address deforestation. Trase is jointly led by the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Canopy, with many further partners and collaborators.

You will be part of a leading, multinational, multidisciplinary, and multilingual team of experts, delivering this exciting program in a way that is effective, manageable and fun! We value diversity, inclusivity and creativity at the core of what we do.

This role will lead the delivery of the Trase communication strategy over the next 5 year strategic period.

Working as part of the Impact team within Trase, alongside colleagues responsible for content production and those engaging directly with companies, governments and financial institutions, you will take responsibility for leading all aspects of public relations – press, media, events, promotion and publicity.


For success in this role, these things will matter the most:

  • Writing – demonstrable experience of creating compelling and concise written pieces both from scratch and from detailed technical information, accurately and creatively.
  • Planning – demonstrable experience of creating communications plans for the release of new data sets, to share new insights, or in response to external events, to deliver on Trase’s priorities and strategic approach.
  • Engage and influence – demonstrable experience of developing and maintaining relationships with key people and organisations including journalists and partner organisations.
  • Decision-making – able to make sound tactical decisions on the right public relations approach to ensure our external communications work remains tightly aligned with our strategy for engagement and impact.
  • Innovative – able to bring new ideas and approaches to the table, think creatively and question assumptions.

Essential behavioural competencies:

  • Solutions and action-oriented: able to prioritise effectively and work autonomously to develop and deliver strategy/tactics. Meets deadlines and proactively ensures dependencies are in place.
  • Collaborative: creating buy-in and enthusiasm.
  • Entrepreneurial and adaptable: able to respond flexibly to a fast-moving internal and external context, and to get new ideas off the ground.

Required skills and experience:

  • Track record in creating, delivering and evaluating communications plans; including a strong focus on press and media relations.
  • Experience and success in strategic communications i.e. using communications to deliver on strategic goals through many routes, including advocacy, engagement, partnership working.
  • Track record of working with complex or technical information and making it accessible to a variety of audiences.
  • Track record of working on global issues with multiple partners.
  • Experience of building relationships with journalists, and partnering with other organisations to leverage impact.
  • Experience working with people from different backgrounds and cultures, ideally in a geographically dispersed organisation.
  • Fluency in English.

At Global Canopy, we value diversity and inclusion. You can read our diversity statement on our website. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We are committed to reducing systemic barriers in our recruitment processes.

Global Canopy works on issues of tropical deforestation. We are particularly interested in strengthening our team to include those with a background from forest regions such as Latin America and South East Asia. We welcome applications from people from these regions.

Global Canopy is an inclusive employer and accommodations will be made to allow anyone who requires additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require any additional support.

To find out more, download the recruitment pack or visit our website.

We aim to maintain an anonymous shortlisting process, please do NOT include your name in the cover letter you submit with your application.



£50,000 full time equivalent

This role sits within Band D on Global Canopy’s remuneration framework.

Nature of contract

Full time, permanent. We are a flexible employer and welcome candidates wishing to work flexibly.


Our office is in Oxford, with flexible home-working (within UK) arrangements in place. The Communications team meets in the office once a month.

Visa sponsorship

We are recruiting internationally and applicants do not need to have the right to work in the UK. Global Canopy will sponsor UK visa applications for a successful candidate.


36 days (including bank/public holidays) for discretionary use across the annual leave year. Option to purchase up to an additional 5 days or equivalent of one week’s leave.


Employer pension contribution of 6%.

Healthcare cashback plan

Covering dental fees, eye-care, wellbeing, physiotherapy, chiropody and much more – for you and any children.

Employee Assistance Programme

Which provides free, confidential advice on personal and legal matters.


Huge range of discounts and cashback deals at gyms, restaurants, holidays, and much more.