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Wildlife and Countryside Link

Marine Policy and Campaigns Manager (Interim Cover)
Salary: £28,560 to 31,620 (pro rata)
Closing Date: Friday 27 January

Link is seeking interim cover for its Marine Policy and Campaigns Manager post. The post-holder will be required to provide outstanding support to Link’s Marine and Whales working groups, while also contributing to the delivery of Link’s strategy and operational plan. Link will consider applications for a full or part time position, and applicants are requested to make any preferences clear in their application.

Reporting to the Head of Policy and Campaigns, the post holder will work with Link’s members by supporting and enabling them to develop and deliver powerful shared policies and advocacy messages, along with bold, highly influential campaigns. This will be achieved through a number of mechanisms, but particularly by enhancing Link’s existing role of advising and supporting working groups.

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