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Jobs & Internships

Finance & Administration Assistant

Full time (5 days), £20,000 per annum, based in London.

We are looking for an organised multi-tasker able to support a small but busy team. The candidate will need to ensure the general smooth running of the office, and support the Financial Manager with a series of bookkeeping requirements. If you’re a good coordinator with an eye for detail and a welcoming smile, this could be the job for you.

The purpose of this role is:

  • To ensure the Gaia office runs smoothly including the maintenance of systems and procedures, general office administration and the conduct of meetings and correspondence
  • To provide clerical and administrative support to a small team and occasionally Gaia’s partner organisations and associates within our international network
  • To fulfil some Personal Assistance/ Secretarial duties for the co-founders of Gaia
  • To support the Finance Manager with bookkeeping requirements, budget assistance such as gathering quotes, and general clerical support.

Please click here to download the full job specification and application form. Please send your completed application form, along with your CV and covering email to rowan@gaianet.org by 5pm on Wednesday 6th December (deadline extended).


Regional Coordinator for Wales – part of the UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme

2 days per week, £23,000 pro rata. Fixed term until June 2020. 

The UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme will co-ordinate and facilitate the development of a biodiverse and resilient seed system in the UK and Ireland through increasing the availability and production of agroecological (organic) seed and strengthening collaboration across the seed sovereignty movement.

The programme will support strategic collaboration across the UK, Ireland and European seed movement plus the delivery of specific activities, training and resources aimed at upskilling farmers and growers. In the second half of the programme there will be on farm variety trials in diverse conditions across the British Isles, and participatory plant breeding. A database of varieties and an online platform for growers will also be developed to support the programme’s activities and participants.

This role is for a Regional Coordinator to assist in the development/establishment and smooth running of a local seed hub in Wales. This role will include supporting the members of the regional hub and engaging with other groups and individuals through events, workshops and talks.

The Regional Coordinator will also help establish further hubs in the region if required and to promote the hub(s) and the issue of seeds and seed production to interested parties and farmers/growers in the region.


• Coordinate activities, resources and equipment, if required. These activities will include training, variety trials, seed production and information.

• Monitor & track progress for the regional hub as a whole as well as for funders

• Act as the main point of contact for enquiries and interested parties.

• Maintain any records as required

• Reports directly to the Programme Manager

Please click here for full job description, role criteria and application form. Send your completed application form alongside your CV to neil@gaianet.org by midday on the 24th November 2017. 


Regional Coordinator for Ireland – part of the UK & Ireland Seed Sovereignty Programme

This role is the same as the Wales Coordinator listed above. Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 15th November. Please see full details and apply for the position via the Irish Seed Savers Association.


Intern with Us

Research & Communications – 3-6 month Internship

This is an exciting role for anyone looking to gain experience within the NGO sector, across a broad range of Gaia’s areas of work. Based in our London office, you will join a small but experienced organisation, and support a number of team members with research and communications tasks across three of our programmes: Beyond Extractivism, Earth Jurisprudence and Sacred Natural Sites & Wilderness.

Please apply with a CV and explain why you are interested in the internship in the body of your email. Please send your application to rowan@gaianet.org by Friday 24th November.

Click here to find out more about the role.


We Feed the World – 3-6 month Internship

We Feed the World is a campaign and touring exhibition designed to inspire support for the small, family farmers around the world who provide 70% of the food we eat today. By working alongside over 40 high-profile photographers, coordinating strategic engagement with the media, and collaborating across the food justice and farmer movements globally, We Feed the World will take the principles and successes of agroecology (regenerative agriculture) and food sovereignty to a global audience. 35 unique case studies have already been photographed and a further 10 photoshoots are in the pipeline. We are looking for an intern to support the completion of the remaining shoots and help to prepare for the exhibition in Spring next year. A creative role for anyone interested in food justice, photography and communications, to support the farmers who feed the world and cool the planet. 

Please apply with a CV and explain why you are interested in the internship in the body of your email. Please send your application to francesca@gaianet.org by Friday 24th November.

Click here to find out more about the role.


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We live in a time of multiple, complex crises. There are no easy answers. Working to uphold the health and diversity of our living planet is always rewarding, but we think you’ll agree it can sometimes feel like swimming against the stream. And yet like salmon we leap, and more often than you might expect, we make it. We invite you to make the next leap with us by making a donation of any size. Thank you for your solidarity.