Floodplain Meadows Partnership Advocacy Officer

Open University

Milton Keynes
£33,199 - £39,609 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 15772

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 29th March 2019   6 days left


Floodplain Meadows Partnership (Open University) Advocacy Officer
Faculty of Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics
£33,199.00 to £39,609.00 pro rata; Ref. 15772
Temporary 3 year contract, 18.5 hours
Based in Milton Keynes

We are recruiting an Advocacy Officer to join our small and highly effective Floodplain Meadows Partnership team. This is an exciting opportunity to work on the big issues facing floodplains today and to influence Government (predominantly England) policy in agricultural land management, as we leave the European Union.

You will be well placed and supported to engage directly with people and organisations to promote the use of evidence to guide policy due to the combination of the Open University and Floodplain Meadows Partnership brand.

You must be educated to degree level or hold a post graduate or professional qualification. You will have a strong track record of effective advocacy, ideally in the environmental sector. You will have great communication and networking skills, with a focus on delivery. You will be able to write and present information to different audiences ranging from responding to consultations, liaising with Government, talking to Rivers Trusts or community groups, through to developing social media coverage in a fast paced, changing policy environment.

Through this role, you will make a marked difference in the conservation of grasslands in the UK, helping to deliver bigger, better and joined up landscapes for the benefit of people and wildlife.

The full summary of duties and person specification can be found within the Job Related Information here.

Closing date: 12 noon on 29 March 2019
Interviews are expected to take place during week commencing 22 April 2019

For detailed information and how to apply please click here, or email resourcing-hub@open.ac.uk quoting the reference number.

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