Digital Campaigner

The Wildlife Trusts

Newark, Nottinghamshire with the flexibility to work from home
£26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: NTXOB583182

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 10th March 2021  

Digital Campaigner - Wildlife / Conservation
Newark with the flexibility to work from home
Full Time
12 month fixed term contract

The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of 850,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. We have a collective vision of a ‘Wilder Future’: of our land and seas richer in wildlife with people closer to nature. As part of addressing the combined climate and nature crises, we want to see at least 30% of land and sea recovering by 2030. We believe developing a joined-up system, which we call a Nature Recovery Network, is necessary to allow the natural world to thrive once more.

As The Wildlife Trusts, we have been scaling up our collective campaigning activity in the last few years and are also now at an exciting point in developing our new strategy, where people taking action for wildlife is a key goal. Working across the 46 independent Wildlife Trust charities which form our federated movement, we’re seeing increasing numbers of people stepping in to tackle these crises with us as part of our campaigning and communities work. 

So we’re bringing our digital campaigning platforms to the fore, to reach out to and engage with more and more people. And we’re enabling and supporting Wildlife Trusts through a facilitation approach to develop and build campaigning skills and experience, as well as working together to build a diverse community of activists who will stand together to achieve positive changes for wildlife. 

As part of this job, you will be campaigning for that wilder future we’re reaching for – including being a key part of planning and delivering our core campaigns, including ‘30by30’ for nature’s recovery; helping a range of audiences take ‘Action for Insects’ to bring pollinators back to abundance levels; and influencing governments to introduce a ‘Wildbelt’ that can weave through and across our neighbourhoods.

You will need to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be organised and resourceful and have an eye for written detail. You will also be a skilled listener, good at drawing consensus as part of the ongoing development of our approach to Nature Recovery Networks.

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims we are not judgemental, and we are inclusive. We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.

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