Marine Policy Officer


Flexible in UK
£32,022 - £34,377 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 28th June 2024   3 days left

We are seeking a Marine Policy Officer to join our UK marine policy team at this exciting time. The team are at the forefront of marine conservation, working on marine spatial planning, offshore wind, fisheries, blue carbon and protected areas.

This role provides an exciting opportunity to join RSPB's UK marine team for 1 year with the possibility of extension (dependent on funding) and we're particularly keen to hear from candidates with experience within the offshore wind sector. This role will look to:

  • Drive changes in the way we spatially plan our seas and deliver nature positive offshore wind.
  • Work to reduce the impact of offshore renewables through working with the sector to better understand and deliver effective mitigation measures and design standards.
  • Be central in supporting our work with Birdlife Europe and Central Asia, driving positive action for nature at a sea basin level.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • A good understanding of environment / biodiversity legislation
  • A good understanding of the role of public facing communications/campaigns in supporting advocacy
  • Able to analyse complex issues in a fast paced environment 
  • Effective negotiation and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including an ability to speak confidently and cogently in public to a variety of audiences, including those with opposing views
  • Confident and capable of being a public face for RSPB policy
  •  Strong time management, prioritisation and organisational skills
  • Able to act independently to generate and lead on policy positions and project development
  • Able to form effective teams (both internal and external) and work effectively as a team leader and a team player

This is a 12 month Contract, Full Time role for 37.5 hours per week. The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 15th July 2024. For further information please contact [email protected]

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of your CV document upload.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

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