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Wildlife and Countryside Link Vacancy:

Office and Policy Volunteer

We are looking for a volunteer to support our small team of staff based in London, for one day per week.

The Policy and Office Volunteer position would be ideal for someone looking to gain experience of working within an environmental charity, with an aim to furthering their career in this exciting and varied sector. The volunteer will receive an insight into the operational aspects of our work, gain general administrative experience as well as the potential of gaining experience of working in some of the following areas of interest: policy and campaigns development, membership, communications, office and data management, and environmental policy research.

Fore more information please download our volunteer pack. Application deadline 7 February 2016.

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Member Vacancies

Woodland Trust: Head of Engagement and Volunteering
Salary: 43,000, closing date: 07 February

The Woodland Trust is embarking on an ambitious 10 year vision which is aimed at strengthening the role of woods and trees across landscapes and communities, with a strong focus on the connection between people, woods and trees. In order to achieve their ambition they will be increasing the scale and effectiveness of volunteering, engagement, events and outreach activity. Reporting to the Director of Brand and Communications, this new role will focus on growing this activity and its contribution to the 10 year vision. The ideal post holder will be providing strong leadership and vision in the development and implementation of effective strategies, procedures and systems, inspiring the organisation as to the value of engagement and volunteering activity, leading the central People Engagement and Volunteering team and supporting the delivery of activity across the UK at a regional and local level.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust: International Sustainable Wetland Management Officer
Salary: 27,503, closing date: 07 February

WWT are looking for a committed and enthusiastic team-worker with experience facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships to support sustainable wetland management and policy in the developing world. This post provides the opportunity to work directly alongside national governments to create guidance and policy to ensure long-term ecosystem security for people and biodiversity in WWT’s priority regions. The successful candidate will also support WWT’s ongoing integrated conservation and development projects, specifically in Madagascar and Cambodia.

ClientEarth: Wildlife Conservation Project Lead (Lawyer)
Salary: 45,000 – 50,000, closing date: 07 February

ClientEarth are looking for a lawyer for this exciting and challenging role to lead, develop and deliver their Wildlife Conservation Project. This involves working on and supervising others to use legal tools and arguments to develop and promote coherent, effective and transparent frameworks of rules to protect wildlife, as well as to ensure better implementation and enforcement of conservation legislation in the EU. The role will be based in ClientEarth’s London office, managing a team with members in ClientEarth’s other offices. The successful candidate would be a lawyer ready to lead the Wildlife Conservation Project by contributing strategic legal thinking, advocacy and creative problem solving in a public interest law setting and by leading a small team.

National Trust: Area Ranger
Salary: 20,401, closing date: 12 February

As the Area Ranger for the Quantock and Blackdown Hills, the post holder will manage a small team of Rangers working throughout the portfolio: following the lead from the Property’s Business Plan the Area Ranger will build and manage an effective and flexible work programme for the team; supporting fellow rangers in undertaking engagement and conservation work. The successful candidate will play a key role in maintaining excellent standards of presentation and property maintenance, successfully achieving Conservation Performance Indicator targets, building and maintaining strong professional relationships with colleagues, contractors, tenants and neighboring land managers. The post holder will also be responsible for helping with excellent communication of National Trust’s conservation work to a wide range of audiences, both new and existing, through events, guided walks and engagement with local communities.

RSPB: Policy Officer, International
Salary: 22,500 – 26,000, closing date: 12 February

RSPB are looking for a confident advocate and strategic thinker who can coordinate across the International Directorate, work with the International Science Team and with the domestic and EU policy teams. 2016 is an important year for international policy-making within the natural environment. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be holding its biennial Conference of Parties in Mexico, which will be an important milestone in ensuring Governments around the world meet their commitments. The post holder will promote RSPB’s position to high level decision-makers (both governmental and non-governmental) internationally and at home. The ideal candidate will have experience in influencing and campaigns, energy, enthusiasm and initiative, as well as excellent coordination skills.

Plantlife: International Project Manager
Salary: 27,000, closing date: 19 February

Building on the successful Natural Networks project the International Project Manager will initially work with expert partners in Macedonia, Montenegro and Turkey to improve knowledge on the status and distribution of selected plants and habitats, support the development and delivery of conservation projects within selected sites and influence relevant policy mechanism to secure the long term conservation of these Important Plant Areas. An experienced and effective project manager, the post holder will be well organised with strong skills in partnership working, communication, project and budget management and have the drive and vision needed to deliver the programme across the area. The successful candidate will have international experience to work with expert national partners including the IUCN to develop and build this project across the Balkans and Turkey. With regular independent travelling the post holder will be confident and well-motivated with a positive attitude that motivates and inspires people to support nature conservation. Highly developed social and interpersonal skills are required as is a proven ability to build and maintain relationships. A track record of achieving results through others with an interest in plant conservation is advantageous.

Forest Stewardship Council International: Media Manager
Salary: n/a, closing date: 21 February

FSC international are looking for a Media Manager; responsible for ongoing, meaningful engagement with journalists to tell the FSC story, and with other leaders via social media channels to influence discussions. As such, the position involves extensive writing. The post holder will be responsible for; identifying and building relationships with top tier international media, developing and implementing a comprehensive media engagement strategy and ensure that the media engagement strategy ties with management and social media engagement strategies.

Angling Trust: Campaigns Officer

Salary: 25,000, closing date: 23 February

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a creative and innovative individual to join the Angling Trust in a key role in their campaigns team.The Angling Trust is the National Governing Body and representative organisation for all anglers in England and is united in a collaborative relationship with Fish Legal, a separate membership association using the law to protect fish stocks and the rights of its members throughout the UK. The Trust is seeking a new Campaigns Officer to assist the campaigns team, and the legal team at Fish Legal, in changing policy and practice to protect marine and freshwater fish stocks. The role will involve writing and selling-in press releases, updating website and social media content, researching technical data and attending meetings with partner organisations.

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