Recruitment FAQs

Interesting in working for ClientEarth? Our most frequently asked questions about our recruitment process are listed below.

I’ve forgotten my password

You can reset your password via our forgotten password page.

I really want to work for you. Can I send you a copy of my CV?

We do not accept speculative CV applications. All applications for jobs at ClientEarth must be made online via our jobs portal. Should you not want to apply immediately, you can create a vacancy alert and receive an email every time we post a job that matches your search criteria.

I want to do an internship with you. Can I send you a copy of my CV?

We do occasionally have paid internship opportunities. These will always be advertised on our jobs portal where you will need to apply. You can create a vacancy alert and receive an email every time we post an opportunity that matches your search criteria. We do not accept speculative CV applications for internships.

I want to do some work experience/volunteering with you.

Unfortunately we do not currently offer work experience or volunteering opportunities.

Can I get an alert when you post new jobs?

You can create a vacancy alert and receive an email every time we post a job that matches your search criteria. You can filter your alert by hours, location, contract type and area of work, so you only receive alerts that are relevant to you.

I’d like to speak to someone before applying.

Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive for our roles, and to ensure fairness, we are unable to offer you the chance of speaking with the hiring team before you apply. If you have specific questions on the role, we encourage you to mention these in your supporting statement when applying. Should you be shortlisted for interview, you will have a chance to discuss your questions with the interview panel.

Which language should I apply in?

The working language at ClientEarth is English and therefore all applications must be made in English. Should you apply in another language we may reject your application.

I want to apply for one of your jobs but I don’t have the right to work in the country where the job is based. Will you sponsor me?

For the majority of our roles, candidates must have the pre-existing right to work in the country where the job is based. Occasionally, if a role if particularly hard to fill we will be able to provide visa sponsorship. Where this is the case it will be clearly stated in the job ad.

I’d like to amend my application. How can I do this?

You can amend your application at any time up until you submit it. You will not be able to amend your application after submitting it. We therefore recommend you double check your application before submitting it.

Where are your offices?

You can find all of our office locations on our website.

Can I work for you remotely?

We do offer a flexible working policy, however in all roles there is an expectation for staff to be physically present in one of our offices on a regular basis.

I’m having some problems submitting my supporting statement. Can you help?

Our recruitment system has a strict 6,615 character limit for our supporting statement section. We recommend drafting your supporting statement in a programme that lets you run a word and character count and then copying and pasting the final text in to the supporting statement box.

Do I have to complete all of your application form in one go?

You can complete your application in multiple sittings, up to the advertised closing date. If you have started but not completed your application, you will receive a reminder email.

I have completed my application. Have you received it?

When you have successfully submitted your application you will receive an automated confirmation email. If you haven’t received this message please check your spam/junk email folder. You can also check the status of your application via our jobs portal – see below.

I have applied for a job at ClientEarth. Can I check the status of my application?

Once you have submitted your application, you can check the status of your application at any time via our jobs portal. You will need to log in using the email address and password you created when you first applied. Once logged in, head to the “My progress updates” section to see your current status.

Where can I find the closing date for your vacancies?

Closing dates are listed at the top of the job advert on our jobs portal.

How do interviews work at ClientEarth?

At present, due to the Covid-19 crisis, all job interviews are conducted via two-way video call, using either Skype or Zoom. If you are invited to interview, you will receive an email with further instructions on how to join the call. We recommend reading these articles by WikiJob and Indeed on how to prepare for a video interview.

For most roles we run two interview rounds, with the stronger candidates from the first round being invited to the second round. Depending on the role, we may also use assessments and/or psychometric evaluations to help us decide who to hire.

What time zone do your interviews take place in?

We will confirm the time zone the interview will take place in via an Outlook calendar invitation. Your email software will automatically adjust this for your time zone. If you are in any doubt, please contact the person who sent you the interview invite.

Do you offer refunds for travel to interviews?

At present all interviews are conducted online (see above). Outside of the current crisis, we encourage all candidates to travel in an environmentally sustainable manner. If you do need to travel to the interview, please speak with the person who invited you to the interview before booking any travel to discuss your options.

I’d like to amend or delete my profile. How can I do this?

You can amend and delete your profile via your candidate profile. Log in via our jobs portal then head to My Profile / My Details then click on Delete Profile.

I have applied for a ClientEarth job but not been successful. Can I get some feedback?

Unfortunately due to the number of applications we receive for our roles we are unable to offer feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted/invited to interview.

If you have been unsuccessful after being interviewed, please contact the person who invited you to interview to arrange for some feedback.

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