Public Affairs Officer
Public Affairs Officer
£26,000 (inclusive of London Allowance)
Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)
The Wildlife Trusts are looking for a passionate individual to join our Public Affairs Team when, for the first time in many years, climate change and loss of biodiversity is a key political issue. This role will help The Wildlife Trusts to ensure that nature’s recovery is kept at the heart of both the Government’s and the Opposition’s policy and ensure that our members and supporters voices are heard during this time of great uncertainty.
The post will be based in London, close to the Westminster village where decisions about our future are being made on a daily basis, and will help support the Public Affairs Manager to develop relationships with key influencers in Westminster. You will also have the chance to work with other charities and NGOs, as we develop wide ranging support and dynamic and exciting campaigns for an ambitious Environment Act.
Experience 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.
Whilst experience is preferred, we welcome applications from graduates who hold a relevant degree and are looking to gain experience in public affairs
This is a time of immense change, when the laws protecting our environment and wildlife are at risk and people are suffering more than ever from a lack of access to nature. Environmental leadership can make a great difference and we are looking for someone to lead on building even greater shared ownership within The Wildlife Trust movement. We are 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.
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.