Sustainable Agriculture Specialist


Woking, Surrey
£37,306 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: food, farming & horticulture, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Sunday, 4th October 2020   7 days left

Sustainable Agriculture Specialist (Tesco partnership)

Fixed Term Contract


Living Planet Centre  GU21 4LL

This is a unique opportunity to use your qualification and/or experience in sustainable agriculture to save our planet. WWF’s recent Living Planet Report shows a 60% decline in species populations since 1970. Nature, our life support system, is being lost at an alarming rate and we have a short window to reverse this. That is why our ground-breaking multi-year partnership with Tesco is so important.

As Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, you will be part of a team working to deliver sustainable, healthy and affordable food for all, with the ambitious aim of halving the environmental footprint of the UK shopping basket. A core element of our partnership is focused on Restoring Nature in Food Production, with a critical sustainable agriculture workstream, which is where your expertise is needed.

You will work closely with WWF colleagues and Tesco counterparts on environmental policy, food systems transformation and landscape approaches. We will look to you to ensure key projects that drive technical, government and sector advocacy, as well as business transformation in Tesco’s supply chains, both in the UK and overseas, are effectively delivered. You will be responsible for project planning, implementation, coordination, delivery and reporting. You will track budget allocations and spend too. Important will be the ability to coordinate activities to maximise impact with wider WWF programmes of work as appropriate as well as collaborate with colleagues working on land use and management reform policy and projects.

You must have a relevant qualification and/or equivalent experience in sustainable agriculture, business management, environment or sustainability. This will have given you a good understanding of soil, water, biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions and regenerative agriculture. You will have a track record of working with corporate partners, in networked, remote or virtual teams too. You will also be used to bringing together stakeholders and creating a culture of collaborative working.

Your technical expertise will be complemented by excellent communication, influencing, problem solving and presentation skills. Capable of working independently and proactively you will be good managing complex programmes, projects and budgets too.

How to Apply

If you have the energy, creativity and enthusiasm to help tackle the biggest challenges facing our planet – from the restoration of nature, to the impact of climate change – then this might just be your dream job.

Please visit our website via the link and complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role as well as why this role is for you.

Closing date: 4 October 2020

1st Interviews: 12-14 October 2020

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.

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