Policy Officer

Wales Environment Link

£26,663 - £29,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.waleslink.org karen@waleslink.org 02920497509 Karen Whitfield

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Monday, 19th February 2018   1 day left

Policy Officer at Wales Environment Link

Wales Environment Link (WEL) is a network of 29 diverse NGOs with environmental, countryside and heritage interests, most of which have an all-Wales focus.

As an umbrella body WEL represents the shared interests of its member organisations. Its 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 government and key decision makers in Wales. WEL is a respected intermediary body connecting the government and the environmental NGO (eNGO) sector in Wales.

Our Working Groups provide important fora for staff of WEL member organisations to discuss Welsh environmental policy and legislation. Through the work of WEL’s Working Groups, members produce joint statements to the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh Government and other statutory bodies. At present we have Working Groups focussing on Advocacy, Forestry and Freshwater, Governance, Land Use & Biodiversity, Marine, and Natural Resources. We provide support for the Sustainable Development Alliance in Wales and work closely with Stop Climate Chaos Cymru. We also coordinate a project to encourage Assembly Members to become Species Champions.

The post

Location: Baltic House, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff 

Position type: Full time contract (maternity cover) until end of March 2019

Salary scale: £26,663 – £29,000

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good background in both coordinating and motivating groups and developing policy. The ideal candidate will be personable and diligent with the tenacity to progress difficult discussions between WEL members in order to achieve mutual decisions. The post holder will work closely with the WEL Working Groups to develop WEL statements and consultation responses in an efficient and effective manner. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the public sector in Wales and be responsible for organising suitable 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, other group members and Welsh Government Officials you will be a confident, self-motivated, approachable, organised and meticulous coordinator and an extremely effective communicator with a demonstrable enthusiasm for the work of environmental campaigning organisations.

Please visit our website for more information and to apply.

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