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Current vacancies at Link and within our member organisations.

Wildlife and Countryside Link vacancies

Chief Executive
Salary: up to £60,000
Closing date: 28 June
As Chief Executive of Wildlife and Countryside Link you will play a pivotal role, vital in ensuring that we have a powerful joint voice which is seen, heard, and heeded, by the Government and businesses alike. Leading the largest wildlife and environment coalition in England, delivering trust, confidence and effective collaboration amongst NGOs is essential to enable us to speak up on behalf of nature. Your work to inspire, lead, and support a small talented in-house team of five, is also integral in helping our 52 member organisations to successfully conserve, enhance and access our landscapes, animals, plants, habitats, rivers and seas.

Please click to view letter from Link's Chair, job advert and job description.

To apply for this role, please submit an up to date copy of your CV, along with a supporting statement that addresses the criteria set out in the person specification, using examples to demonstrate how you meet the essential requirements. Please provide your home, work, mobile and email contact details and let us know of any dates when you are not available or where you may have difficulty with the indicative timetable. You should also provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees.

Please send all applications to Martin Spray, Chair of Link Trustees.

Member vacancies.

Friends of the Earth: Head of Campaign Delivery
Salary: £48,000 - £52,000
Location: London
Closing date: 16 June
The Head of Campaign Delivery will oversee the campaign planning and delivery process to ensure the successful delivery of the campaign package with maximum impact. This will involve supporting the Director of Campaigning Impact with staff development, budgets, internal communications and leading on establishing best practice in campaign project management. You will need to be results-driven with experience of campaign delivery, impact monitoring, evaluation and reporting.

CPRE: Campaigns Manager
Salary: c. £42,500
Location: London
Closing date: 17 June
This exciting new role will require very strong project management and communication skills. Reporting directly to the Head of External Affairs, the role is being recruited to sharpen CPRE’s capacity to run effective, integrated campaigns. You will have significant previous campaigning experience in the UK, ideally on environmental issues, and have planned and co-ordinated successful national campaigns. You will also have extensive experience of working with policy colleagues to develop effective campaign strategies. Confident in your knowledge of a wide range of campaigning tools and techniques, including digital, you will be able to apply these across different issues and situations.

RSPB: Senior Land-Use Policy Officer
Salary: £29,507 to £31,966
Location: Edinburgh
Closing date: 28 June
We are facing a climate emergency. How Scotland's land is used and managed is a big part of the solution to climate change and we need the right policies in place to make progress. The ideal candidate will have excellent knowledge of land use and climate change policy in Scotland and of relevant institutions and other stakeholders in this field. Good communication skills and an understanding of the importance of communications and campaigns in supporting policy advocacy are essential.

CPRE: Campaigns and Policy Assistant (Graduate Scheme) 12-month appointment
Salary: £23,147
Location: London
Closing date: 1 July
CPRE’s Graduate Scheme is a great opportunity to start your career. Situated within their influential and respected Campaigns and Policy Department, the successful candidates will work on various policies and projects. You will be involved in policy development and campaigns to promote, enhance and protect the English countryside covering areas such as land use, planning, energy, farming, landscape, litter, transport, and housing, as well as climate change – the greatest threat to the English countryside. Please quote ref. CPA-wcl when applying.

Butterfly Conservation: Policy Coordinator (maternity cover)
Salary: £24,307 - £28,083
Location: Dorset
Closing date: 1 July

The purpose of this role is to assist with the delivery of BC’s policy objectives through partnership with government, statutory agencies, eNGO’s and the charity’s local branches and to help increase the impact of BC’s policies mainly in the area of land use and raise awareness of its activities across the UK. One of the main responsibilities of the Policy Coordinator is to lead on our liaison with umbrella organisations in England, in particular Wildlife and Countryside Link and in land management and biodiversity discussions with Natural England.

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