Head of External Affairs and Advocacy Programming


Bedfordshire or London
£39,970 - £44,290 pa (pro rata for job share)

Paid • Full or Part Time • Permanent


Reference: A1351120

Sectors: environmental policy & campaigning, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 7th December 2020   5 days left

Head of External Affairs and Advocacy Programming
Reference number: A1351120
Location: Bedfordshire or London
Salary: Starting at £39,970 to £44,290 per annum
Hours: Full time (This role is suitable for job share*)
Contract: Permanent

Do you have a passion for politics and a love for nature? Do you want to lead our work with the UK Government to place nature and the environment at the heart of decision making? If yes, we have an exciting opportunity to head up our External Affairs team in the RSPB's Global Conservation Directorate.

You would be responsible for managing our relationships with politicians and civil servants in Westminster and Whitehall, working closely with colleagues across the organisation to deliver our policy priorities. As an organisation working in each of 4 UK countries, and globally with key partners like BirdLife International, you would also support global and four country leads in developing and implementing political strategies and advocacy plans.

The political and legislative context that we operate in is like none that's come before. The routes to securing the political shifts that nature and the climate need, and need urgently, are varied and we need an effective operator who is politically astute and campaigns savvy. You will play a vital part our Saving Nature Through People community, helping to develop RSPB communications and campaigns that have real political reach and impact. You will also oversee much of our partnership with other NGOs through coalitions such as Greener UK and Wildlife and Countryside Link, whilst expanding our influence by identifying and building relationships with new stakeholders.

We are a passionate, committed and fun organisation to work for and are excited to welcome a new member to the team. We are able to offer flexibility of location - although relative ease of travelling into London (when normal working service resumes) would be a key part of the role.

*We are particularly interested to hear from candidates who are interested in the role as a job-share opportunity.

Closing date: 7 December 2020
Interviews are planned the week commencing the 14th December.


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the "More information about this vacancy" link to be directed to our website where you can download the role profile and application details.

When you make your application please ensure you include reference number A1351120 on all correspondence.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

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