Wetland Link International Internship

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust/Wetland Link International

WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire

Volunteer • Full Time

Connor.Walsh@wwt.org.uk Connor Walsh

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Wednesday, 15th May 2019  


Summary

We are looking for a committed and creative individual with international experience in, and a passion for, wetland conservation to help grow and develop the global WLI network. As part of the small central WLI team, based at our UK headquarters, the role will be involved in all aspects of the day-to-day running of WLI, gaining valuable insight and experience of the work of wetland centres around the world. There is also scope to tailor aspects of the role to the individual’s own background and interests.

The successful candidate will have some knowledge of wetland conservation at both international and local level, and be currently working outside of the UK. She/he should have some experience of working with local groups and stakeholders to communicate wetland messages, ideally working at a wetland site or visitor centre. Good experience of using social media, website management, and desktop publishing would also be helpful.

Hours: This role will take 37.5 hours a week and we are looking for someone who can commit to a placement of nine to 12 months, finishing no later than 30th June 2020.

Main activities:

Communication

  • Develop WLI’s social media presence, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter etc.
  • Support production of the WLI newsletters and updates
  • Produce and distribute regular news, updates and reports for WLI
  • Carry out translation tasks where appropriate

Development

  • Recruit new WLI members and develop contacts internationally
  • Research and develop new resources for WLI
  • Assist with project development and fund-raising

International relationships

  • Work to maintain relations and communication with partners internationally, including multi-lateral environmental agreements such as Ramsar and AEWA (African Eurasian Waterbird Agreement), as well as with partner NGOs and governmental organisations.
  • Keep up to date with funding and development opportunities internationally
  • Develop joint funding and project development with international partners
  • Share information and resources with partners

Administration / Coordination

  • Support the management of the WLI database of contacts
  • Support the recruitment process for new WLI members
  • Update and add content to the WLI website
  • Assist the WLI manager in planning, organising and reporting on both virtual and face to face WLI meetings

This list is not exhaustive, and there may be other activities from time to time.

How to Apply

An application form can be found on the WLI website.

Please send the completed application form and your CV to wli@wwt.org.uk or post it to Amy Hannan, VDO, WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, GL2 7BT.


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