Common Seas

Careers at Common Seas

Common Seas is a social enterprise on a mission to quickly and significantly reduce the amount of plastic produced and stop it polluting our ocean. We are headquartered in the UK, with on-the-ground projects in Greece, the Maldives and Indonesia. We work across government, business and society to leverage change.

Our Mission & Vision

Common Seas gets out there to discover and explore challenges facing people and the sea.

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Escape's take on Common Seas

Common Seas believe in healthy seas for all. Their mission is to quickly and significantly reduce the amount of plastic polluting the oceans - something that is more crucial now than ever. A small but very mighty and influential team, they have been making a huge local and international impact through four key projects, which centre around research, education, and engagement with governments, corporations and schools. Their project work spans Greece, the Maldives and Indonesia and, with, consistently high scores across all 6 metrics, we're delighted to have this amazing not-for-profit as one of our top 100 in 2021.

Stats we are proud of

  • One

    Creating a global network of plastic waste-free islands

  • Two

    Researching health effects of breathing & eating plastic

  • Three

    Developed a model to help governments reduce plastic

  • Four

    Working to put plastic pollution on the school curriculum

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 22
  • 9
    % Female


  • Flexible Working

    Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.

  • Regular Salary reviews

    In line with a salary framework, to ensure equal pay for equal work and that we recognise and reward when your responsibilities increase.

  • Holiday

    27 days’ holiday a year (exc. UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a 3% employer contribution.

  • Learning and training

    We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.

  • Equipment

    Choose your own equipment: let us know which tools you need and we’ll do our best to get them for you.

  • Health insurance

    Private health insurance, and paid sick leave (for both your physical and mental health).

  • Unpaid holiday

    If you want to take more time off than your holiday we're happy to accommodate that.