Charity registered in Scotland SC039593

WWF is the world's leading independent conservation organisation, with more than five million supporters and a global network active in more than one hundred countries. Through our engagement with the public, businesses and government, we focus on safeguarding the natural world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental issues facing our planet, so that people and nature thrive.

Current vacancies

Public Affairs Manager Scotland

  • Full time
  • £37,306
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 29th November 2020

Having gained extensive experience of successfully advocating environmental policy change you are ready to step up to a bigger stage. This is an exciting opportunity to use your expertise as well as gain valuable experience developing our relationship with the Scottish Parliament and Government to secure better decisions for our environment.

WWF Scotland is seen as a key player in protecting some of the world's most vulnerable animals, places and people, tackling climate change and addressing the unsustainable consumption of precious natural resources. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. We are working to ensure people live in harmony with nature. Join us as a Public Affairs Manager and make that happen.

As Public Affairs Manager, you will collaborate with colleagues and oversee our relationship with the Scottish Parliament, political audiences and key contacts. You will support the development and delivery of political advocacy plans for Scotland to help meet our strategic objectives on climate and nature. You will also lead the management of our presence at the party conferences and other external events. You will help develop political strategies and contribute to UK-wide projects too. Important will be the ability to provide strategic political advice to the Scotland Director and others internally on issues of political significance.

For this role, you must have experience of working in public affairs and a record of successfully advocating policy change to decision makers. You will demonstrate a strong understanding and experience of the Scottish Parliament, its processes and the broader political environment. You will also have excellent awareness of Scotland’s environmental and climate legislation and the transition to a low carbon economy.

An effective communicator you are capable of presenting complicated and new topics concisely and clearly to political audiences. Good at prioritising you will have strong project management, presentation and interpersonal skills too.

A team player you are also adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate a passion for the natural world and WWF’s core mission.