current vacancies

People & Planet is the largest student network in Britain campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment.

We are currently looking for a Director of Operations and a Fundraising Consultant.

Director of Operations

We’re looking for a Director of Operations to ensure the smooth running of People & Planet, and create a working environment in which job satisfaction and personal development thrive.

This role would suit somebody who is practical, organised, and passionate about the essential behind the scenes work required to run a small charity. Our ideal candidate will be experienced in management, human resources, charity governance, operations, logistics and finance. We encourage candidates who haven't had any direct experience in an area to highlight the relevant transferable skills that they have.

Key Information

  • Contract: Permanent position. Full time. We are happy to consider flexible working arrangements, including reduced hours.
  • Salary: £31,966 per annum.
  • Location: East Oxford office. 
  • Closing date: midnight on Monday 13 January 2020.

How To Apply

Please complete an application form and return it to before midnight on 13 January.

Application forms will be marked on how closely they meet the person specification included with the job description (1 point for partially met a criteria, 2 points for fully met) and the highest scoring applications will be invited to interview.

Download the job description

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People & Planet particularly encourages applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds, trans people, queer people, people with disabilities, people with caring responsibilities, and other groups typically under-represented in the charity sector.

We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable any candidate to show their suitability for a role within People & Planet.

Fundraising consultant

People & Planet are seeking to engage one or more consultants to advise us on how we can best allocate resources to increase our unrestricted income. This document is a call for quotations on phase 1 of this project – a review of our current activities to generate unrestricted income and development of a funding strategy for the future. We have a maximum budget of £13,500 for this phase, and expect it to be concluded by the end of April 2020.

Download the specification.

Details of how to submit a quotation are in the specification.

Deadline: 10 am on 6 January 2020.

Non-student Trustee

As People & Planet is a student-led campaigns organisation, the Board of Trustees is largely made up of democratically elected student Trustees, and the Board is Chaired by a student Trustee. However, Non-student trustees are also necessary as they bring valuable knowledge, expertise and experience to the Board, for the organisation and in supporting our non-student trustees.

The Board is currently looking for 3 more non-student trustees to join the Board, for a minimum of a two year term.

Ideally you will be an experienced board member with a strategic grasp of Third Sector issues, who is willing and able to support young people in achieving the aims of People & Planet. Board meetings are held four times per year in Oxford, London or in the North, varying locations to improve accessibility for trustees, having the ability to travel to these is necessary.

We particularly encourage applications from people of colour as these groups are under represented throughout the environmental campaigning sector.

Download the Role Description

How to Apply

Please send a copy of your CV and an expression of interest letter detailing how you meet the person specification and skills and experience (no more than one page) to

Closing date: 8th November

Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend a skype interview in November.

Erasmus + Internship

Over the past few years People & Planet has welcomed several interns funded by the Erasmus+ programme. Get in touch if you have secured Erasmus+ funding and would like to volunteer with our organisation.

Fabian Hague from Germany shared his experiences as an Erasmus+ intern with People & Planet

In the three and a half months at People & Planet I was involved in versatile collaborations with different campaigns and projects. I learned a lot about the ways in which they run their inspiring campaigns, which aim to end fossil fuel extraction, improve working conditions in the electronics supply chain and tackle racism in the media.

For me as an event manager, my highlight was helping with organising and attending Power Shift, People & Planet’s annual 5-day activist training. From the beginning I was integrated into a passionate team that worked collaboratively on event planning and that was open to new, creative methods. The event happened at a beautiful camping spot, had interesting workshops and we played lots of games by the campfire. I met a lot of inspiring young people from all over the UK who shared the same ideals and wanted to build a better world.

Throughout my internship, I was able to contribute my ideas and had a feeling of acceptance and respect regarding my opinions. I was always asked for feedback and felt supported when I was stuck with work or when all I needed was some advice on weekend activities. I was also invited to their annual team meeting on a farm in Wales.

The everyday life in Oxford offered a wide range of activities. I had the opportunity to discover the city by bike and make tours through Port Meadow, explore the universities and visit cafes for high tea. The bus and train connections were very good as well. London could be reached by train within an hour.

I strongly recommend an internship at People & Planet for people who are looking for a new experience, want to learn and see things from a different perspective and work in a great team. At People & Planet I was able to complete the goals I have set for myself. I improved my English and gained new skills that will help me in my future career. I had a great team, good talks and interesting tasks that I will always keep in memory.