Public Affairs Officer

The Wildlife Trusts

Flexible working arrangements
£26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

01943 467766 Heather Freeman-Dawson

Reference: NTXTY536129

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 16th August 2020   3 days left

Public Affairs Officer
Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
Flexible working arrangements (can work from home but should have the ability to travel to London for meetings if required

The Wildlife Trusts are looking for a passionate individual to join our Public Affairs Team when, for the first time in many years, climate change and loss of biodiversity is a key political issue. This role will help The Wildlife Trusts to ensure that nature’s recovery is kept at the heart of both the Government’s and the Opposition’s policy and ensure that our members and supporters voices are heard during this time of great uncertainty. 

The post will support the Public Affairs Manager in helping the Wildlife Trust movement develop relationships with key influencers in Westminster. You will also have the chance to work with other charities and NGOs, as we develop wide ranging support and dynamic and exciting campaigns to address the twin crises of our age – climate change and loss of the natural world. 

Experience of and a proven track record of working with MPs, Ministers and MEP’s is advantageous, as is experience of supporting successful advocacy campaigns and fronting policies and programmes. You will have an understanding of the legislative process and parliamentary procedures and an understanding of UK and European wildlife and environmental legislation.

About us:

The Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of 800,000 members, 43,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK dedicated to our vision and driven by our beliefs. There are 36 Wildlife Trusts in England, four in Wales and Trusts for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Alderney and the Isle of Man. The Wildlife Trusts have an unmatched presence on the ground helping to inspire millions of people about wildlife every year and managing nearly 100,000 hectares of land. Being part of The Wildlife Trust movement enables you to make a real difference and we look for people who share our values.

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims, we are not judgemental, and we are inclusive. Our society is divided, and The Wildlife Trusts want to reduce, not increase, that division.

The Wildlife Trusts is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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