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Wildlife and Countryside Link member vacancies

Waterwise: Campaigns & Social Research Manager
Salary: £27,000-35,000
Location: Home-based/London
Closing date: 23 August
Reporting to the Head of Water Efficiency Engagement, you will be a key part of the team supporting and delivering research projects and the wider work programme at Waterwise. Waterwise need someone who is proactive and a self-starter who has a background in social science and/or communications and campaigns to join our small, high-powered, influential team. The role involves campaigns, policy and project work and research relating to how we all use water. It’s a great opportunity to be immersed in influencing the water efficiency agenda and working towards a water-saving culture, as well as to engage in external meetings and networks.

Client Earth: Programme Officer & Researcher
Salary: £27,000-£32,500
Location: London
Closing date: 2 September

This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to our cutting-edge legal work to ensure the realisation of the Paris Agreement. The Senior Programme Officer and Researcher will report to the Head of Programme and support the work of all lawyers within our Climate Programme, which includes the Climate Accountability and Climate Finance Initiatives. They will also have key relationships with the Litigation Department, and more widely across other programmes and functions, including development, finance and communications.

EIA: Oceans Campaigner
Salary: £34,000-£37,000
Location: London
Closing date: 2 September

The Ocean Campaign seeks to improve the status of marine ecosystems and wildlife by reducing threats posed by marine plastic pollution, bycatch and commercial exploitation of whales, dolphins and porpoises. This role focuses on EIA’s work on marine plastic pollution. EIA is seeking to establish a global framework convention to address marine plastic pollution through UNEA, with a specific target to agree a negotiating mandate under the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) at its 5th meeting in 2021. EIA also works to strengthen and implement European and UK policy on plastic consumption and waste and is advocating a reduction in plastic consumption from the grocery retail sector through engagement with key UK retailers.

FSC: Forestry Outreach Manager
Salary: £27,290
Location: Home-based
Closing date: 3 September

The Forestry Outreach Manager will interact with and complement the work of the Forest Standards Manager. While the Forest Standards Manager’s work is primarily technical, for example involving the maintenance of the UK national forest stewardship standard and controlled wood national risk assessment, the work of the Forestry Outreach Manager will be primarily outward-facing, promoting FSC’s values and the benefits of FSC certification to a wide range of stakeholders.

Plantlife: Head of Policy
Salary: £31,500
Location: Salisbury or Home-based
Closing date: 4 September

Are you interested in making a difference for wildflowers, wildlife and the environment? If so, this opportunity is for you. As Head of Policy for Plantlife International, you will be responsible for leading political policy and advocacy work in the UK and, sometimes, on the global stage. You will work with colleagues to establish an evidence-based, influential approach ensuring the fundamental importance and needs of wild plants and fungi are represented in policy and legislation.The ideal candidate will have an excellent understanding of wildlife, conservation and environmental policy; significant experience in direct policy advocacy; and be an influential communicator.

RSPB: Policy Assistant - Farming & Climate Change
Salary: £19,602 - £21,236
Location: Bedfordshire
Closing date: 5 September

With the recent declaration of climate and environment emergencies in Parliaments across the UK, and a target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, farming and land use will pay a pivotal role in the fight against climate change, and efforts to drive nature's recovery. This role provides an opportunity to work in one of the biggest policy departments in the environmental NGO sector, focusing on policy research, analysis and the production of specifc policy and advocacy products, such as reports.

Environmental Investigation Agency: Wildlife Campaigner
Salary: £32,000 - £35,000
Location: London
Closing date: 9 September

EIA is seeking a skilled campaigner to join EIA’s Wildlife Programme. This is an exciting opportunity for an excellent communicator who is highly organised, works well within a team, and is committed to working on global conservation and environmental issues. Working closely with the Elephant Campaign Lead and Senior Wildlife Campaigner this post will focus predominantly on elephants and ivory trade, and as required, more broadly on wildlife crime and other wildlife issues.

Chilterns AONB: Project Officer
Salary: £27,000-£29,000
Location: Goring-On-Thames TBC
Closing date: 15 September

The project will involve working with the local community, landowners and partners to forge collaboration between stakeholders on a landscape-scale project. The project is expected to deliver a lasting positive legacy for the rail corridor affected by the Great Western Electrification Project.

Chilterns AONB: Project Manager
Salary: £33,000-£35,000
Location: Goring-On-Thames TBC
Closing date: 15 September

The post holder will ensure: the project is effectively designed and delivered to ensure maximum impact; external stakeholders are positively engaged; staff and budgets are managed effectively; the project is communicated effectively to key stakeholders; and reporting requirements to the relevant bodies are met.

The Wildlife Trusts: CEO
Location: London or Newark
Closing date: 16 September
The Wildlife Trusts are looking for a CEO to lead the movement and its central charity. Through trusting and productive relationships within the movement and with numerous outside partners, we are looking for someone to grow support and to influence the UK's political, social and legal systems so they drive nature's recovery and rebuild our connection to the natural world.

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