Salary: Gross full time annual salary from April 2023 is £42,861. Pro Rata for three days per week = £25,717, plus 3% employer’s pension contribution

Part -time: 21 hours per week, rolling contract subject to annual funding review

Location: LMN office London, with the possibility of some remote and flexible working and some overseas travel

Application deadline: 12.01am UK time on Monday 13 March 2023.

Application process

To apply for this role, please send a CV and cover letter of up to two pages outlining why you are a good fit for the role to by 12.01am UK time on Monday 13 March 2023.

We plan to hold interviews in the week of 20 March 2023. We would prefer to interview in person in the LMN office, but please let us know if this is not possible for you. Please also tell us if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you if you are called for interview. 

LMN accepts applications from candidates all over the world regardless of background, ethnicity or religion and we are ardent proponents of equality and diversity; however, due to the small size of our organisation, we are unable to offer sponsorships to any candidates. You may still apply but if you do not already have a right to work in the United Kingdom, you are unlikely to progress past the interview stage. Although LMN operates a flexible working policy, the Latin America Coordinator will need to be available for work in the LMN office in London at least once a week under normal circumstances and to be able to be in London to assist delegations arriving from Latin America, sometimes at short notice.

Full Job Description: download here

Are you interested in supporting communities affected by UK based mining companies and UK finance? Want to join a dynamic and growing organisation holding the powerful to account? 

Over the past year, LMN has successfully established a programme of solidarity with mining-affected communities in Latin America, and we are looking for someone to manage and develop our London-based work with our allies there.

The role requires both ability to work well within a small staff team and a high level of self-management and work planning. It also requires an ability to work respectfully with members holding a range of ideological views which sometimes differ markedly from one another. Creating and maintaining relationships with communities and organisations in Latin America requires an exceptional level of human sensitivity and diplomatic skill, as errors of judgement could put our partners in danger, cause or exacerbate community division or ruin the reputation of London Mining Network. It will also mean holding the vision, mission and values of LMN throughout the work, ensuring the central importance of solidarity with communities affected by London financed mining projects.

About LMN

LMN is a network of 22 diverse organisations and 9 associate member groups all concerned about human rights, social justice, and the ecological integrity of the planet, particularly the negative impacts of London-linked mining companies on communities and ecosystems around the world. All groups are united around LMN’s Statement of Purpose.

Main Duties

Work closely with LMN’s working groups on countries in Latin America, the convenors of those working groups, and relevant workers in LMN member groups, to ensure good coordination of work on mining in Latin America across the LMN network.

  • Develop, nurture, and manage relationships with communities and allies working in or on Latin America, including relevant faith groups, CSOs, NGOs and journalists.
  • Develop and carry out a work plan, following the objectives of the overall LMN work plan.
  • Assist in planning and carrying out field research on selected cases, to include visits to communities and other locations when circumstances and funding allow.
  • Monitor relevant media, NGO, think-tank and academic reports (in English, Spanish and Portuguese) on mining, illegalities, ecological harm and human rights abuses in Latin America and related government policy developments. 
  • Provide regular summaries from this monitoring to network members and working groups.
  • Coordinate tours for members of the Latin American communities with which LMN is involved, who may visit the UK.
  • Carry out desk research into chosen case studies, including through exploring company reports, company websites, satellite imagery, corporate records and trading websites, and meetings with relevant actors including journalists and activists in the countries concerned.
  • Coordinate  other research (including field research) and analysis necessary to present the demands of the affected communities in advocacy spaces.
  • Identify, contract and manage external consultants involved in research or filming/photography for LMN in Latin America.
  • Assist with the development of research findings into published reports, films and other external outputs, including through fact-checking and checking of translations.
  • Where appropriate (e.g. for language reasons) assist the communications officer in maximising press attention 
  • Develop advocacy work relating to UK government policy in Latin American countries of direct relevance to our work (e.g. coordinating joint NGO letters)
  • Represent LMN at relevant external meetings and provide interviews to the media.
  • Administrative tasks related to the Latin American work
  • Participate in team and group discussions and contribute to the health and mission of LMN.
  • Provide direct support to the Coordinator and Trustees where required.
  • Coordinate and support the work of volunteers involved in LMN’s Latin American activities.
  • Line management will be provided by the LMN Network Co-ordinator.

Role requirements

  • Significant experience of working with grassroots communities in Latin America and managing differentials of power and privilege
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective contacts and relationships
  • Understanding of extractivism, just transition and social justice struggles
  • Familiarity with London-financed mining companies operating in Latin America
  • Familiarity with the political and civil society context in Latin America
  • Fluency in either Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese and at least an intermediate level in the other language; and at least an intermediate level of English
  • Commitment to the principles of community-led solutions