Remote working / Central London

Policy Officer (Marine, Waste and Resources). Wildlife and Countryside Link

Paul Coulson | September 20th 2020

MAIN PURPOSES OF ROLE:

We are looking for an environmental policy professional, brimming with ideas and enthusiasm for collective policy work.

Familiarity with the latest environmental policy agenda and the ability to develop compelling, evidence-based ideas will be required. Day-to-day, the Policy Officer will play a role in supporting our working groups and other coalition work, so the ability to negotiate and coordinate is essential.

The role is likely to have a strong marine policy focus, so knowledge of marine policy would be very welcome, but not essential.

We want someone who will be able to contribute to innovative and detailed thinking on the green and blue recovery, undertake policy analysis and research, but also turn their hand to quick work across the range of areas covered by our coalition—wildlife, animal welfare, and wellbeing—as we support the movement through difficult times.

Wildlife and Countryside Link is England’s largest environment and wildlife coalition, bringing together 58 organisations to use their strong joint voice for the protection of nature. Our members campaign to conserve, enhance and access our landscapes, animals, plants, habitats, rivers and seas. Together we have the support of over eight million people in the UK and directly protect over 750,000 hectares of land and 800 miles of coastline.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Play a prominent role in policy development for Link, particularly relating to the marine environment, including writing consultation responses and developing policy briefings and campaign strategies
  • Undertake policy analysis and research in support of the sector’s policy development
  • Support the work of a number of standing and ad hoc Link working groups including organising meetings

    and events and ensuring regular communication with all groups and members

  • Play a key outreach and coordination role with Government departments, MPs and other relevant

    stakeholders

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