Charity registered in Scotland SC039593
Do you have a passion for politics and the environment and want to join us in our fight to save our world?
At WWF we have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious intern to gain valuable work experience as well as an insight into how a major international NGO working at the forefront of global conservation operates. We are looking to recruit a creative and motivated Policy and Public Affairs Intern to help coordinate WWF Scotland’s advocacy work in the Scottish Parliament.
Join us and you will get involved in research requests and the drafting of policy briefings. You will develop relationships with political stakeholders as well as assist with events management, including attending political party conferences. You will find yourself preparing briefings on relevant topics and drafting parliamentary questions as well as composing communications for Ministerial offices. You will also provide administrative support to the Policy and Public Affairs team as needed.
As Policy and Public Affairs Intern you will enjoy a unique opportunity to develop skills in research and analysis, public affairs, policy influencing, events organisation and administration.
For this role you will need excellent communication, research and analytical skills. A sound administrator, you will be highly organised and able to work to tight deadlines. You will be detail orientated and proficient with MSOffice packages too. You will also have a ‘can do’ attitude and be the sort of person willing to help out when the team is busy. Important will be an interest in Scottish politics and our mission and values.
Knowledge of climate change and/or agriculture and land use in Scotland would be an advantage.
Interviews will be held week commencing 26th August.
An expert campaigner you are ready for a new challenge in a role that will develop your talents and have worldwide impact. That is exactly what we can offer you as a Campaign Manager with WWF Scotland. Our planet is amazing and we want you to help keep it that way!
As part of the team, we will look to you to build a movement for nature by collaborating with colleagues to inform and implement our strategy in Scotland. You will focus on leading advocacy and supporter engagement campaigns, currently covering climate, nature and food. This will involve engaging with our existing network of campaigners and activists, bringing on board new ones, and providing them with the tools and support they need to campaign with us. You will work with colleagues across the organisation to deliver compelling public campaigns to increase our impact and reach. From producing campaign messaging and creating bespoke communications to developing a network of campaigners and ensuring activities are integrated into UK plans you will play a key role in our ambitious strategy to halt the damage to the natural world and restore nature.
You must be experienced in developing and delivering effective campaigns to mobilise the public and influence decision makers. You will have experience in using digital and social media tools for engaging, mobilising and influencing key audiences, and be adept at using CRM software, online advocacy platforms, email builders and CMS.
Highly organised, you will be good at balancing multiple requirements and can deliver under pressure. You will have an eye for detail and exacting delivery standards coupled with excellent project management and communication skills.
A team player, you are adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate an interest in the natural world, and WWF’s core mission too.
Knowledge of Scotland including its institutions, political structures, culture, stakeholders and environment would be an advantage.
This is a unique opportunity to enhance your CV while doing worthwhile work as a member of the world’s leading independent conservation organisation.
At WWF Scotland we are looking to recruit two interns to help coordinate our partnerships and outreach work for Earth Hour 2020. WWF’s Earth Hour focuses the world’s attention on our brilliant planet and how to protect it. It’s a unique annual event, whereby hundreds of millions of people come together on the same night, all across the world. This coming year Earth Hour 2020 falls on Saturday 28 March 2020. The campaign engages the mass public to create a positive force for change and aims to keep climate change and environmental issues on the media agenda.
Join us and you will develop the Earth Hour 2020 strategy and delivery plan. This will include developing toolkits and other resources for key audiences including local authorities, businesses, public bodies, landmarks and individuals. You will support engagement with existing and potential partners and stakeholders, such as local authorities, businesses, MSPS and community groups. You will also assist with partner’s PR, press, digital and social media activity as well as help coordinate events and carry out general team admin. Important will be the ability to contribute to the monitoring and evaluation of Earth Hour 2020 too.
As an intern with WWF Scotland we will look to develop your skills in project management, partnerships and community engagement, as well as offer the chance to gain experience working with a leading global NGO.
We would expect you to demonstrate interest in or experience of campaigning or community outreach, particularly on climate, food or environmental issues. Good at building relationships you will have experience of working with external stakeholders too. Highly organised, you will possess excellent communication skills and be comfortable producing content for diverse audiences across web, email and social channels. Good at problem solving you will be flexible to work occasional evenings and weekends including Saturday 28 March 2020. You will also be able to show an enthusiasm for our mission and values. Knowledge of Scotland and its institutions, political structures, culture and environment would be an advantage.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.
Having gained extensive experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change you are ready to step up to a bigger stage. This role of Climate and Energy Policy Manager in Scotland will provide you with the chance to significant impact the future of our planet by providing robust policy evidence to influence decision makers at all levels of government and the corporate sector
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the team informing and implementing our strategy in Scotland. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. 2020 is an exciting year to join us with Glasgow hosting the UN climate conference and Edinburgh hosting a major event on biodiversity.
As Climate and Energy Policy Manager, you will collaborate with colleagues across the organisation and lead the development and advocacy of solutions as well as policy positions designed to accelerate Scotland’s response to climate change and halve emissions every decade. Acting as our technical expert for climate and energy, you will develop our evidence base, manage supplier partners and provide understanding and analysis of relevant Scottish government policy and legislative activity. Important will be the ability to keep abreast of policy developments. You will help formulate and deliver compelling messaging, be our climate and energy representative in printed and broadcast media and advocate policy to high level decision makers and wider stakeholders. You will also develop strong partnerships with coalitions, the public, private and third sectors to develop broad support for climate and energy policy priorities. Important, will be the ability to ensure WWF Scotland’s climate and energy policy contributes to WWF UK/EU and global network priorities.
Of graduate calibre, you will have significant experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change to decision makers. You will possess in-depth knowledge of both UK and Scottish climate and energy policy and politics as well as of Scotland including its institutions, political structures, culture, stakeholders and environment. We would expect you will have worked on energy, climate change or related issues in an NGO, the public or private sector or a research organisation too.
Experience of working on Scotland’s Climate Change Act or Scotland’s transition to renewable energy would be an advantage.
Highly organised, you will be good at balancing multiple requirements and can deliver under pressure. You will also have an eye for detail and exacting delivery standards coupled with excellent project management, interpersonal and communication skills.
A team player you are adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate a passion for the natural world and WWF’s core mission.
In order to protect nature we need to take on the big issues facing our planet. We're facing up to challenges such as the urgent threat of climate change. 2020 marks a significant milestone for UN processes including biodiversity and climate as well as being the 75th birthday of the UN itself. The 2020 climate summit (COP26) which takes place in Glasgow is seen as the deadline for countries to commit to delivering on the Paris Agreement. The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be meeting in autumn 2020 to agree a new framework up until 2030 and Scotland will host an intersessional event in spring 2020 in Edinburgh as part of the build-up. There is a real opportunity for Scotland to play a role on the global stage!
Both COP and the CBD offer WWF the opportunity to leverage significant wins on climate and nature in Scotland and as COP26 Co-ordinator (Scotland), you will have a unique opportunity to help shape and deliver key aspects of our work programme in 2020. Planning and co-ordinating activities in the lead up to COP, alongside a counterpart at WWF-UK, you will work with external stakeholders supporting WWF Scotland’s involvement to ensure WWF’s voice is heard.
A passionate supporter of environmental and conservation issues and with a good understanding of Scottish politics, you will have experience of leading complex, multi stakeholder projects and matrix working.
Organised, with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, you will be capable of working collaboratively and in partnership, and comfortable liaising with ministers, government officials, other NGOs and businesses.
Most importantly, you will have clarity of focus and be able to see the bigger picture and make the links between your work and wider WWF objectives.