Common Seas

  • Full Time

About Common Seas

Common Seas is a social enterprise on a mission to quickly and significantly reduce the amount of plastic

waste produced and stop it polluting rivers and seas. Having established ourselves as both a global thought

leader and a highly practical actor in the plastic pollution space, we have an exciting and powerful story to

tell – and we need someone amazing to help us tell it.

Who we’re looking for

Exceptional writing and editing skills

Creative storyteller

Collaborative and independent

You just ‘get it’

Why Common Seas


We are looking for an outstanding part-time writer to join our crew. With at least five years’ relevant


experience, you will help tell the Common Seas story in a way that grows our brand and delivers maximum


positive impact across our programme work.

We’re looking for someone persuasive, who can communicate complex concepts swiftly and simply. Your

writing skills will leap off the page, and you’ll be as confident crafting first-rate Instagram posts as writing a

press release, producing a long read, composing a speech or editing a scientific paper. You’ll be careful and

precise in your choice of words – an eagle-eyed proofer who ensures we never make a claim we can’t back

up with evidence.


Imagination and storytelling are important tools in tackling plastic waste, so we’re looking for someone


who will keep raising the bar on creativity within our organisation. We’d also love it if you brought


journalistic experience to the team.

Common Seas is a fast-growing social enterprise. You’ll spend a lot of time with our CMO, content

manager and designer, but you’ll also support colleagues across the organisation – from our nomadic CEO

to our on-the-ground teams in Greece, Maldives and Indonesia. You’ll thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative

environment with a workload that often requires short turnaround times. You’ll be happy taking feedback

and offering timely solutions and revisions.


Ideally, you will have experience in the environmental or social justice sector and be able to demonstrate


an in-depth and nuanced understanding of the scale and nature of the challenges our world faces. We’d


also love to see experience in branding, marketing, behaviour change campaigns and public relations.


We’re after a good cultural fit for our organisation – someone practical, smart, dynamic and optimistic.


You’ll be happy to work remotely most of the time, but you’ll live in the south of the UK so you can


regularly get in the same room as our core team.

Common Seas is a young, innovative social enterprise that’s walking the talk when it comes to tackling the

plastic crisis. As well as our UK team, we have local teams in Greece, the Maldives and Indonesia. Through

our partners and programmes, we are connected to an exciting and influential network of teammates,

funders, private sector, public sector and international organisations.


We offer competitive compensation and benefits, a flexible work environment, and regular talks from


leading experts and continuous training/learning experiences.

Skills and qualifications

How to apply:

If you think this sounds like the perfect role for you, please complete the accompanying copy test and send it, together with a copy of your CV and a one-page cover letter to In the letter, please outline your suitability for the job and when you’d be available to start. Please title your email ‘writer’.

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