Public Affairs Officer
Public Affairs Officer
£23,000 (plus £3,000 London Allowance if based in London)
Newark or London
Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
The Wildlife Trusts believe that people are part of nature and that a healthy, wildlife-rich world is the foundation of our wellbeing and prosperity. We have a mission to secure Living Landscapes and Living Seas and to inspire society to value and act for nature.
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. As such, we are currently looking for a Public Affairs Officer to join our Public Affairs Team to help build support within The Wildlife Trust for our position on Brexit to ensure that our 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 our policies on priority issues and campaigns.
Experience of and a proven track record of working with MPs, Ministers and MEP’s is advantageous, as is experience of supporting successful advocacy campaigns and fronting policies and programmes. You will have an understanding of the legislative process and parliamentary procedures and an understanding of UK and European wildlife and environmental legislation.
The Wildlife Trusts is a grassroots movement of 800,000 members, 43,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK dedicated to our vision and driven by our beliefs. There are 36 Wildlife Trusts in England, four in Wales and Trusts for Scotland, Northern Ireland, Alderney and the Isle of Man. The Wildlife Trusts have an unmatched presence on the ground helping to inspire millions of people about wildlife every year and managing nearly 100,000 hectares of land. Being part of The Wildlife Trust movement enables you to make a real difference and we look for people who share our values.
We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims, we are not judgemental, and we are inclusive. Our society is divided, and The Wildlife Trusts want to reduce, not increase, that division.
The Wildlife Trusts is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
Closing date: 24 February 2019
First Interview - TBA