Policy Officer

Wales Environment Link

Cardiff / Hybrid
£30,000 - £33,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Friday, 31st May 2024  

Policy Officer

Location: Home working, with access to co-working space in Cardiff 

Position type: Full time contract until end of May 2026, with the possibility of extension.

Wales Environment Link (WEL) is a dynamic network of diverse environmental non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

As an umbrella body, WEL promotes and represents the shared interests of its member organisations, which include some of the most dynamic, innovative and practical NGOs in Wales. WEL’s role is to support the many exciting and varied environmental organisations working in Wales to help them achieve their collective aims. WEL does this by facilitating collaborative working amongst its members and with like-minded partner organisations; and by presenting their joint positions on issues to the Welsh Government and key decision makers in Wales.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an ability to coordinate and motivate groups to work collaboratively on environmental policy. We are looking for someone with good people skills, able to understand different points of view and work fairly and objectively towards solutions.

The post holder will work closely with WEL’s Biodiversity and Marine Working Groups to develop WEL policy positions and consultation responses. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the charitable and public sectors in Wales and be responsible for organising events and opportunities to advocate agreed WEL policy positions to decision makers in Wales.

As one of the main points of contact for our Working Group Chairs, group members, politicians and Welsh Government officials, you will be able to demonstrate your ability to work collaboratively with a range of different people and be well-organised with a demonstrable enthusiasm for the work of environmental organisations.


The full job description, person specification and job application form can be downloaded from our website.

Interviews: via Zoom, week commencing 10th June

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