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Member vacancies.

Wildlife Trust: Public Affairs Officer
Location:Newark or London
£23,000 (plus £3,000 London Allowance if based in London)
Closing date: 24 February

In the coming months will be an exciting time as significant environmental legislation passes through parliament as the UK leaves the EU. It is a time when The Wildlife Trusts have a unique opportunity to shape future environmental protections post-Brexit. They are currently looking for a Public Affairs Officer to join their Public Affairs Team to ensure environmental legislation is not weakened after we leave the EU. You will help develop relationships with key influencers at Westminster during the Brexit process and ensure that you support the effective promotion of their policies on priority issues and campaigns.

WWF-UK: Lawyer
Location: Woking
Salary: c. £45,000
Closing date: 24 February

A dynamic, self-motivated lawyer with litigation experience, you are looking for a role that will test your skills to the full and have worldwide impact. That is the opportunity we can offer you as a Lawyer within our Advocacy and Campaigns Department at the WWF. You must have some PQE and an up to date UK Practicing Certificate. You will also have legal experience of advising on environmental law and/planning and EU and international law. You will have good litigation skills, preferably in public law too. Some advocacy and campaigning experience would be an advantage is in this role.

WWF-UK: Senior Lawyer
Location: Woking
Salary: c. £52,000
Closing date: 24 February
A dynamic, self-motivated lawyer with extensive litigation experience, you are looking for a role that will test your skills to the full and have worldwide impact. That is the opportunity we can offer you as Senior Lawyer within our Advocacy and Campaigns Department at the WWF. Leading a small team you will set the strategic direction for legal advocacy and ensure it delivers the required outcomes within our goal groups. You will generate legal initiatives and drive them through internal processes, as well as assist with any high impact litigation to secure our mission. You will provide legal advice to the wider organisation and support on legal projects too. You will also make sure we remain up to date on the law and changes to case law and comply with professional requirements.

Bat Conservation Trust: Bat Groups Officer Bat Groups Officer
Location: Vauxhall, London
Salary: £24,000 - £28,000 pa
Closing date:
25th February 2019
The Bat Conservation Trust is recruiting a Bat Groups Officer to facilitate the relationships between bat groups; provide support to the Partner Group network; and promote effective communication between the local and national organisations. Applications from people for a full-time or part-time position (minimum three days per week equivalent) will be considered.

Chilterns Conservation Board: Chief Executive Officer
Location: Chinnor
Salary: £55,000-60,000
Closing date: 25 February

It is an exciting time in the natural environment and landscape sectors and The Chilterns Conservation Board is seeking a strong voice to ensure the protection of the landscape as it faces a period of unprecedented change. Stretching from the Thames in the south to Hitchin in the north, there are few other designated landscapes which could claim to have as much recreational opportunity as the Chilterns. The Chiltern Hills were designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in the 1960s and is one of only two Areas to have the governance structure of a Conservation Board.

Friends of the Earth Scotland
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £17,526 - £20,302 pro rata
Closing date: 4th March 2019
Friends of the Earth Scotland is looking for an Administrative Assistant to join. A new role due to an expansion of the number of staff and organisational activity. You will work closely with both the Membership and Office Manager and the other Administrative Assistant to provide general administrative and financial support and to help look after our members and supporters in Scotland. Additionally, you will provide assistance to the Director and Head of Campaigns, and organise our Board meet

Wildlife Trust
Location: Birmingham
Salary: £51,250 plus pension
Closing date:
12th March 2019
For an inspiring leader to take on the role of Chief Executive Officer. This high profile role will have overall management responsibilities for The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country, providing strong and visible leadership for all Trust staff, volunteers and members. Successful candidates should have demonstrable experience of a sound knowledge of nature conservation policy and practice, preferably in an urban context. With a proven track record of successful leadership and management at a senior level coupled with the ability to motivate team of staff and volunteers. You will also be skilled in raising organisational profile through championing high-level goals to various stakeholders. A natural and compelling communicator, you will have the diplomacy skills needed to engage and influence diverse audiences and lead a membership organisation. You should also have experience of generating substantial income, ideally in the not for profit sector, along with a expeirence of strategic planning and initiating projects.

Vincent Wildlife Trust: Trustee
VWT are looking for someone to join them to complement the skills and experiences of the existing six trustees and to help move VWT through a new period of growth based on the 10-year Strategy being developed.

They are looking for a person with skills in business management and specialist skills
in one or more of the following:
• Investment Management
• Fundraising/major donor networking
• Financial systems/accountancy
• Digital marketing

Whilst an interest in the conservation of wildlife is important, there is no requirement for experience or specialist knowledge of wildlife or conservation. Preference will be given to those who have good connections in their field and who can bring a new perspective to help navigate the Trust through the challenges ahead.

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