International Engagement Manager


Slimbridge, Gloucestershire / Hybrid
£42,580 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 21st July 2024   5 days left

About The Role

WWT is seeking a highly motivated engagement professional to drive forward our international capacity building programme for wetland conservationists.

The role will provide you with a platform to make a major global contribution to the conservation of nature. WWT knows the flood-busting, nature-boosting, carbon-sinking, life-supporting superpowers of wetlands: but that message is not widely heard. And those conserving and restoring wetlands are often isolated, lacking the resources, knowledge and support needed to scale their impact. We want you to help us change that!

Within this role, you will be listening to practitioners, unblocking capacity barriers, and building a community of highly effective wetland conservationists. You will open-up access across the globe to networks, training, resources and advice - helping to achieve our ambition of a network of 25,000 conservationists delivering impactful wetland conservation worldwide.

You will also represent WWT’s capacity building and engagement work on global platforms, such as the Convention on Wetlands.

Ideally the role would be based at Slimbridge with the opportunity for hybrid working (2 days a month in the office), but we would be happy to consider other locations. Please note there is a need for some international travel to fulfil the requirements of this role.

About You

A natural communicator, you will have extensive experience in capacity building, a track-record of great engagement plus passion and drive for nature conservation and all the superpowers that brings.

We are looking for someone who is excited to lead a diverse portfolio of work, from developing online capacity building hubs, to providing engagement advice to wetland centres. You’ll be comfortable working in dispersed teams in a way that inspires genuine inclusion of all.

You will be a confident communicator and relationship builder, happy to represent WWT's capacity building and engagement work on the global stage, including at international conferences. Above all, you’ll be focussed on delivery of solutions and making a lasting difference.

About Us

We’re WWT, and we’re on a mission to restore the super-powered ecosystems we call wetlands. There’s never been a more important moment for our work, and we’ve got some phenomenal people on the case.

Whether they’re taking a new visitor under their wing, or conducting ground-breaking research further afield, our team are second to none. And there’s nothing we love more than watching them soar.

Whatever you do here, you’ll be helping to restore wetlands and unlock their power. So, the only question left is, what role will you play?

Why you’ll love working at WWT

  • Wake up every day knowing your work is helping to restore wetlands, and our world
  • Be surrounded and inspired by our team of passionate, dedicated people
  • 33 days annual leave (which goes up to 38 days after 5 years of service) – this includes bank holidays and you have flexibility to take those days whenever you want
  • Free entry to all our wetland centres, including your family
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Colleague discount on shopping and memberships
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life Assurance of three times your salary, for peace of mind for your loved ones
  • Independent personal, workplace and financial advice from Care first

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

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