Policy and Campaigns Officer

The Wildlife Trust
Curdridge, Southampton
Circa £23,000 - £24,000 pa (depending on experience & qualifications)
12 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Policy and Campaigns Officer
Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire
Full time 35 hours per week
Circa £23,000 - £24,000 pa (depending on experience & qualifications)

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is the leading local nature conservation charity and is one of the largest of the county-based Wildlife Trusts with a lively, dedicated and passionate team of just over 100 staff and around 1400 volunteers.
This is an exciting opportunity for a policy, public affairs or campaigns professional to help create a wilder future for our two counties.
Wildlife is in freefall both locally and nationally and, in order to get nature on the road to recovery, we need to secure a strong and enabling policy environment and we need governments, businesses and other stakeholders to act in support of wildlife.
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and energetic person to join our team - to help us influence decision makers and to develop campaigns which effectively mobilise public support for our aims.
The role would suit someone with a passion for environmental and conservation issues, who enjoys finding creative and effective ways of achieving tangible, positive change.
Our ideal candidate should have a good understanding of the relevant current policy environment, together with knowledge of political processes at a local and national level and experience of influencing and delivering effective campaigns, using both traditional and digital tools.  We would like someone who is great at engaging a range of audiences - from MPs and councillors to farmers, businesses, supporters and the wider public.
This is a new role, within the Communications and External Affairs team and will work closely with the Senior Policy and Evidence advisor as well as with colleagues from across the Trust.  The ability to build positive working relationships, both internally and externally is a must.
If you have the skills and experience to help the Wildlife Trust influence others and lead the way in creating a wilder Hampshire and Isle of Wight and would like to play a role in nature’s recovery, we’d love to hear from you.
Hampshire and IOW Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer and  all candidates will be assessed on merit.

Closing date:  Monday 1st July 12pm.
Interviews:  Wednesday 10th July 

We require complete application forms only, CV’s will not be accepted.

Interested applicants must be eligible to work legally in the UK.