Policy Manager - Terrestrial

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Leith, Edinburgh, with flexibility for hybrid approach
£33,000 - £36,000 dependent on experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Friday, 28th June 2024  

Policy Manager - Terrestrial  
Salary £33,000 - £36,000 dependent on experience  
Location Leith, Edinburgh with flexibility for hybrid approach  
Permanent, full time 

About the role: 

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced environmental and/ or land use policy specialist to join the Trust to lead our Terrestrial policy team to deliver on our Strategy 2030 goals. We want to maximise our impact to ensure we are a key player in Scotland being recognised internationally for the part it has played in the UN's decade on Ecosystem Restoration and we need a strong policy leader to coordinate and advocate for our policy agendas to help achieve this.

About you: 
Your passion for conservation and your demonstrable experience of policy development will ensure that you are a natural advocate, and our policy agendas will be well received as a result. You should be able to demonstrate strong understanding of environmental policy, achieved either through a higher qualification or through working experience in a similar field. Experience of policy campaign work and developing key policy asks for government would be highly desirable. You will be a natural team leader, fostering a collaborative approach to ensure whole team success.

About us 

For nearly 60 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. 

The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement. 

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