• Interviews started
  • Closing date: 30 March 2020


The mission of The Ocean Cleanup is to develop technology to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. You will support our mission by ensuring efficient legal processes and support are in place. 

 “Shoot for the moon. Be part of an amazing team focusing on achieving an incredible mission,” Rutger de Witt Wijnen, General Counsel  


We’re looking for a Legal Assistant to support The Ocean Cleanup’s Legal and Government Affairs team in a variety of research, secretarial, and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Liaise with the Supervisory Board, prepare meeting agendas, draft resolutions, and minute meetings 
  • Manage team calendar
  • Process documents such as contracts, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets
  • Manage contracts to be signed by Management, filing signed contracts
  • Oversee legal intranet site
  • Manage the insurance portfolio of The Ocean Cleanup
  • Desktop research on law and other topics
  • Correspond with governments, embassies, NGOs, and international organizations


  • Bachelor’s degree in law 
  • Excellent English-language skills
  • Experienced user in Word, Excel, Powerpoint
  • Relevant work experience in a similar environment is a plus


  • Sharp and accurate
  • Flexible
  • Well organized
  • High cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Self-motivated, can-do mentality
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines
  • Positive and constructive despite setbacks
  • Intrinsic motivation to work on our ambitious and meaningful mission
Starting from:
Work permit needed:
European Union

Interviews have started, but please feel free to apply, as we might consider new applications.