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WWF: Climate and Energy Intern
Salary: Intern
Closing date: 23 July
Location: Woking and London
WWF is a science and evidence led organisation; WWFs campaigning, advocacy and conservation work are all underpinned by rigorous and well-researched work from experts in a huge range of relevant fields, both inside and beyond the organisation. As a team, WWF maintain a resource for the rest of the organisation, to assist in preparing communications – whether campaigning, media, fund-raising, member support, public affairs – a climate and energy ‘fact-bank’. WWF want to supplement that with a comprehensive series of short (two-page), digestible, easy-to-update, fact-and-figure-based core briefs on critical areas of our work on climate change and energy. WWF need to find someone who can help us to do this, able to demonstrate: A commitment to, and passion for, the mission of WWF; Strong analytical skills – able to search out, understand, absorb and synthesise relevant, up-to-date and complex information, translating it into brief, impactful and accessible form and some knowledge and understanding of UK politics and political institutions.

The Wildlife Trusts: Living Landscape Project Officer
Salary: £25000
Closing date: 24 July
Location:
Potteric Carr, Doncaster
Back from the Brink is a new £6.6million HLF-funded programme delivered by a partnership of England’s leading nature conservation organisations. We are building a team of enthusiastic and experienced individuals across the partnership to undertake conservation work and inspire the nation to discover, value and act for threatened species.

The Wildlife Trusts are looking for a bright and energetic Project Officer to join our South Yorkshire Team to help manage the Willow Tit Recovery Project as part of the Back from the Brink programme. As well as being passionate and enthusiastic about our mission to secure Living Landscapes and Living Seas, you will have experience of project management and communications skills which will enable you to work with a wide range of audiences and partners as well as knowledge of delivering practical conservation.

WWF: Head of Advocacy
Salary:£50-55,000
Closing date:25 July
Location: Woking
WWF’s Living Planet Report demonstrates that biodiversity is in decline and has been for decades – yet the world has not responded in the way it has to Climate Change and the Sustainable Development Goals. Over the next 3 years, we have a unique opportunity to act as the three relevant multi-lateral UN agreements come up for review, ratification or renewal in 2020. If the 2020 advocacy efforts are to succeed as a game-changing moment for the environment, we will need to maximize this unique opportunity as a global network.

That’s why WWF are looking for an expert advocacy professional to bring colleagues together across the WWF network to help us achieve real change for people and the planet. Within the recently established Our Planet Department, the Head of Advocacy will be responsible for developing and delivery our 2020 advocacy strategy - ranging from engaging governments, UN entities, civil society and the private sector as well as ensuring the science base and public attention from the Our Planet project is brought to the attention of decision-makers. This role is UK based, but with significant connection into the WWF Global Policy team.

WWF: Seafood Manager
Salary: £40,000
Closing date: 30 July
Location: Woking
WWF encourages business to see themselves as stewards of the natural world. Our corporate stewardship approach entails encouraging businesses to recognise the risks associated with sourcing natural assets, the need to collaborate with others in order to manage this risk, and the value of positively influencing public policy frameworks.

The WWF-UK seafood programme engages with companies to make the trade in seafood legal and sustainable. In the UK our focus is on the supply chains of 5 key species: tuna, cod, haddock, shrimp and salmon. We engage in different parts of these supply chains, from wild fish catch and fish farming sectors, through to the processors, retailers and consumers. In so doing, WWF-UK supports the work of other WWF offices around the world including China, India, Brazil and East Africa. The seafood programme also works closely with the Marine Policy Unit, and in particular the fisheries policy team, to integrate the markets and policy programmes.
The post holder will be responsible for leading, managing and implementing WWF-UK’s Seafood programme, including the management of up to 4 members of staff and reviewing and developing the programme strategy, in line with the overarching organisational goals.

RSPB: Principal Research Manager
Salary: £34,643 to £37,530 per annun
Closing date: 31 July
Location: Bedfordshire
The RSPB maintains a strong in-house scientific capacity within its Centre for Conservation Science (CfCS) to support its evidence-based approach to conservation.

The CfCS is seeking a Principal Research Manager (PRM) to help manage the delivery of its world class science to inform the RSPB's conservation work, and to further enhance its scientific reputation. The PRM will be responsible for developing and managing the financial, contractual, administrative and technical functions of the CfCS. In addition, the PRM will lead the process for commissioning the science that the RSPB needs, as well as managing the recruitment of staff to undertake that work. Finally, the PRM will lead the fundraising collaboration for CfCS with other areas of RSPB fundraising. The PRM will report directly to the Head of the CfCS, and will be a member of the senior science leadership team.

TheWildlifeTrusts: Red Squirrels United (RSU) Data & Monitoring Officer
Salary: £20,762
Closing date: 31 July
Location:
Carlisle
The WildlifeTrusts are looking for a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Red Squirrels United project team. The Officer will be responsible for the delivery and administration of the RSU quarterly early warning monitoring system around Kielder, Kidland & Uswayford forests. They will also be responsible for the management of all associated project data (both monitoring and grey squirrel management) for RSU and Red Squirrels Northern England (RSNE), and will play a lead role in delivering the RSNE project annual range monitoring programme.

RSPB: Marine Project Officer
Salary: £19,602 to £21,236 per annum
Closing date: 6 August
Location: Glasgow
RSPB are looking for a new member of the BirdLife Marine Programme team, hosted by the RSPB, to examine the effectiveness of a leading fisheries sustainability certification scheme in assessing and tackling impacts on populations of these species. You will carry out a review of non-target species bycatch (covering seabirds, turtles, marine mammals and sharks) in the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification process, particularly considering changes before and after the renewal of their fisheries standard in 2014. The review will examine the performance of case study fisheries against the bycatch-relevant 'performance indicators' of the MSC standard, and will investigate the effectiveness of any improvements fisheries have been required to make as part of their certification. You will explore the key factors that have driven successful and unsuccessful implementation of these improvements, and make recommendations based on your findings. The postholder will also have an important role in communicating the outputs of the review with key stakeholders.

WoodlandTrust: Wales Director
Salary: £50,000
Closing date: 6 August
Location:
Cardiff
This is a key leadership role, responsible for leading our operations in Wales, managing a multidisciplinary team focussed on delivering strategy in-line with the Woodland Trust vision.

The role reports to the Director of UK Operations and is part of the Senior Leadership Team, responsible for developing and leading the Trust's long term strategy. We're at an exciting time in our development and looking for someone who can really drive forward our ambitions around the growth and management of our own estate (currently c. 26, 000 hectares across the UK) and the development of all our woodland creation and restoration work on other people's land.

ZSL: Project Manager - Elephant and Pangolin Projects
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing date: 6 August
Location: Thailand
ZSL is seeking a Project Manager to ensure the successful delivery of the Elephant and Pangolin projects, ensuring that projects align with ZSL’s mission and meet internal and donor requirements. This Thailand-based position will see the successful candidate be ZSL’s Thailand Country Programme scientific lead on all matters and projects related to elephant and pangolin conservation. Reporting to the Programme Manager for East and Southeast Asia, the post holder will also lead on: project development and implementation; grant-writing and reporting; work planning management; data management and analysis and assist with financial administration of project funds.

ClientEarth: General Counsel
Salary: £100,000 – £130,000
Closing date: 14 August
Location: London - Hackney
ClientEarth is Europe’s leading public interest environmental law organisation with over 70 qualified lawyers and more than 100 staff, working from our headquarters in London and offices in Brussels, Warsaw, Beijing and New York City. Bringing together law, science and policy, we create practical and impactful solutions to some of society’s most pressing environmental challenges.

As General Counsel you will lead overall programme direction and operational delivery to build ClientEarth’s successful public interest law practice across Europe and around the world. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Executive, the General Counsel is a key strategic role in ClientEarth, and you will build our profile globally on all policy and legal matters, working closely with the Founder Chief Executive, the Board and Senior Management Team.

ClientEarth: Lawyer, Climate Accountability / Company and Financial
Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 dependent on skills and experience
Closing date: 15 August
Location: London
ClientEarth have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lawyer to devise and implement creative legal strategies by using public, private and company law to accelerate the low carbon transition and avoid dangerous climate change.

This is a key role in ClientEarths Strategic Litigation team that bridges the work between our Climate Accountability and Company & Financial teams working at the intersection of climate change and human rights; and the use of company and financial laws, particularly shareholder rights to protect the environment.

ClientEarth: Lawyer
Salary: Competitive salary
Closing date: 18 August
Location:
Beijing
This exciting and challenging role offers an experienced lawyer the opportunity to join ClientEarth and be a senior member of our China Programme team. Our China office is newly registered with Ministry of Public Security in June 2017, in accordance with the Overseas NGO Law. The chosen lawyer will assist with building and implementing a portfolio of legal initiatives in China. The successful candidate will be required to master the relevant legal, commercial, and policy terrain and will play a crucial role during a growth period focused on exploring and refining proposed strategic plans across a number of work streams.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Programme based in Beijing and will work closely with other colleagues in ClientEarth offices. This role will require some overseas travel.

The Vincent Wildlife Trust: Trustee

The Vincent Wildlife Trust is a charity that has been at the forefront of techniques for wildlife conservation for over 40 years. Our specific niche is the smaller native mammals providing scientifically sound, practical solutions to conservation problems. Our work to date, has focused on the needs of British and Irish mammals, mostly mustelids (the weasel family) and the rarer bats.

Due to the upcoming retirement of a long-standing trustee, a vacancy has arisen on the Board. We need someone to complement the skills and experiences of the existing trustees and move the VWT through a new period of growth. We are looking for a person who is enthusiastic and knowledgeable about species conservation, especially those at risk in Europe, perhaps someone who is developing their career in this sector. Preference will be given to those who are developing their network or already have good connections, can bring new perspectives and navigate the Trust through the challenges ahead.



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