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ZSL: Veterinary Department Administrator
Salary: 26,272
Closing Date: 29 May

ZSL is currently looking for a Veterinary Department Administrator to facilitate, through the daily co-ordination of the clinical and pathological teams, the smooth running of the Veterinary Department and its research, education and conservation activities. Main duties of the role will include: administrative tasks for the Veterinary Department, primarily at London Zoo, with regular visits to Whipsnade Zoo to help achieve the department’s strategic aims, organising meetings, drawing up and issuing papers in consultation with the Head of Veterinary Services and minute taking as appropriate, and co-ordinating all legislative requirements within the department, including; Zoo Licensing Act and Veterinary Medicines Directorate policy, professional memberships and CPD, COSHH, risk assessments.

WWF-UK: Facilitator – NGO Coalition on Forests
Salary: up to £50,000
Closing Date: 31 May

A coalition of UK NGOs, working on forests, climate change and human rights issues is recruiting a facilitator to allow it to be more effective in engaging and informing the UK Government on issues relating to the Sustainable Development Goals. The successful candidate will be politically astute, knowledgeable on the topics, with a great capacity to facilitate as well as lead the coalition to be more effective in its advocacy. They will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating the NGO coalition; improving engagement and information flow with the UK Government; and supporting the coalition to hold the government to account on policy commitments and overseas financing on forests.

Butterfly Conservation: Head of Trust and Statutory Fundraising
Salary: 35,000 - 42,000
Closing Date: 03 June

Butterfly Conservation is seeking an exceptional fundraiser to lead their Trust and Statutory Fundraising Team. This senior level role will require an understanding of, and commitment to, the natural world and ability to be a positive ambassador for Butterfly Conservation. The successful candidate will have a proven record of developing a fundraising strategy that has secured high level income from trusts and funders, experience of managing and motivating a team to achieve fundraising targets, and experience of developing and managing excellent relationships with funders.

National Trust: Countryside Manager
Salary: 30,189
Closing Date: 05 June

As one of the top properties for the National Trust in the East of England, Wimpole is a thriving visitor attraction, as well as a working farm, a SSSI and Grade 1 listed park. The National Trust is seeking an experienced countryside manager to take up this new role looking after the property. This is the only National Trust property that manages all its visitor attractions and activities in-house. As expected for such a popular location, work at Wimpole is fast-paced, but as part of the team the post holder will enjoy flexible working conditions.

RSPB: Campaigning Communications Officer
Salary: 20,400 – 24,000
Closing Date: 05 June

This is an exciting opportunity to work for the RSPB as part of a dedicated team leading the delivery of a broad range of advocacy-themed communications campaigns. The aim is to drive and empower public action in support of RSPB’s priorities. The post holder will work closely with communications, policy and advocacy staff within the UK Headquarters, as well as country and regional offices. The ideal candidate will have previous campaigns experience. However, this is not essential if there is other relevant experience of communicating key messages to target audiences.

Friends of the Earth: Editorial and Content Officer
Salary: 26,775 – 31,000
Closing Date: 08 June

Friends of the Earth are seeking a first-class writer and editor with a flair for social media and digital, to bring their campaigns to life. The post holder will work across digital and print, and ideally be equally comfortable with pictures as they are with words. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in digital communications, preferably with a background in journalism. The post holder will help produce supporter magazines, and be part of a team creating content that inspires support for Friends of the Earth.

CPRE: Planning Campaigner
Salary: 27,064 – 35,638
Closing Date: 15 June

CPRE works locally and nationally to protect, shape and enhance a beautiful, thriving countryside for everyone to value and enjoy, and is recruiting a Planning Campaigner to join their influential and respected planning team. CPRE has a broad overview of the planning system, and they are seeking someone to help deliver research on big policy questions relating to promoting brownfield development, protecting the Green Belt and setting housing targets. The most recent post holder has produced a range of influential CPRE reports.

The Rivers Trust: Integrated Water Project Manager
Salary: 25,228 - 33,638
Closing Date: 16 June

The Rivers Trust are looking to recruit an experienced project manager to co-ordinate delivery of their activities in one of Europe’s first Life Integrated Projects. This 10-year €20M project is lead by the Environment Agency and includes United Utilities, Natural England and the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities. The project will lead to the implementation of the NW River Basin Management Plan through the integration of work across public, private and third sectors.

The Wildlife Trusts: Media and Communications Officer
Salary: 23,000
Closing Date: 17 June

The Wildlife Trusts are seeking someone with a love of the wild and background in journalism or PR. As part of their Communications team, the main purpose of this role is to promote the Trust’s activities and messages to UK audiences through the media, with a view to influencing key stakeholders, public opinion and action for wildlife. The post holder will work to develop and manage strategic relationships with the media and will protect and enhance the Trusts’ brand and reputation. With proven successes in publicising campaigns, the ideal candidate will already have excellent written and verbal communication skills. They will also be keen to develop creative ideas and will be confident copywriting, editing and proofreading.

Woodland Trust: (2x) Conservation Advisors
Salary: 26,000
Closing Date: 19 June

This new roles for the Trust will help to ensure that the most relevant conservation evidence and innovative approaches are at the heart of each Focus Area. The Trust is recruiting for two advisers; one adviser to cover Focus Areas in Central and Southern England and Northern Ireland; and the other covering Northern England and Scotland. The post holder will provide a link between the Conservation Team’s evidence, policy and advice functions and the Regional and Country Teams in their delivery of Focus Areas on the ground. The successful candidate will do this by supporting the development and application of a Focus Areas “toolkit” to meet the particular challenges and opportunities in each Focus Area, working with regional and country teams and any individual Focus Area leads. The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or above in conservation, environmental science or land management, with excellent conservation knowledge and experience across a range of woodland & tree habitats and species and their management.

Scottish Environment Link: Marine Policy Officer
Salary: 25,000 – 28,000
Closing Date: 20 June

Scottish Environment Link is seeking an effective policy officer with experience and knowledge of Scottish marine policy. The successful candidate will work closely with the LINK network’s Marine Group to secure Scotland’s full suite of Marine Protected Areas, management which contributes to the recovery of our seas and contributes to the development of Regional Marine Plans and ecosystem-based inshore fisheries management for Scotland. Upcoming MPA and planning consultations will provide a particular focus for the role, as well as the co-ordination of associated policy and research. Good working knowledge of government, parliament and politics in Scotland is essential. Experience of public policy work in Scotland is desirable.

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