WWF
WWF

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

Media and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,291
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th March 2021

This is a unique opportunity to use your experience of developing and selling-in stories to media to save our planet. Join us as Media and Communications Officer and you will enjoy the opportunity to help protect some of the world's most vulnerable animals, places and people as well as tackle climate change and address the unsustainable consumption of precious natural resources.

As Media and Communications Officer with WWF Scotland you will be part of a team with a strong and established track record of working with the Scottish Parliament and Government to secure better decisions for our environment. Your role will be to ensure we continue to communicate our work in a manner which is clear, engaging, consistent and credible for a variety of key audiences, from members of the public and funders to Government Ministers and journalists. In addition to supporting our core work on climate, food, and nature, you will also lead comms and media for a new project on marine fisheries in Scotland.

Day-to-day you will collaborate with colleagues to deliver coverage across traditional and social media, targeted at the public and key fundraising and advocacy audiences. This will involve working with colleagues across the organisation to find and develop stories, build relationships with key media and contacts in government, business and other organisations we are looking to influence. You will also develop and deliver sticky content designed to spread key policy messages and engage supporters through our social media channels. You will support public affairs engagement with decision makers at key moments, using comms tools to inform, engage and influence for our policy priorities too.

You must be experienced at creating impactful content and developing and selling-in stories to media. You will have a strong understanding of Scotland from its institutions and political structures to media landscape too. Expert at using digital and social media tools for engaging and influencing key audiences, you will be familiar with social media community and content management systems.

You will also be an effective communicator, good at prioritising with strong project management, relationship building and interpersonal skills. A team player you are also adept at overcoming obstacles and can demonstrate a passion for the natural world and our core mission.

If you have the skills to secure better decisions for our environment, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are why you believe you are suited for the role.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF we’re committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

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.

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Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,291
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th March 2021

If you have experience of successfully advocating policy change to decision makers, this is an amazing opportunity to work on a critical new project and lead on WWF Scotland’s marine fisheries management policy and advocacy.

WWF Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. We have a strong advocacy focus and an impressive track record in influencing policy change and public debate on environmental protection. This is an exciting time to be joining the team as Policy & Public Affairs Officer. The waters around Scotland are some of the most productive in Europe and 2021 marks the first time in over 40 years that the UK will manage its fisheries resources as an independent coastal state. We want you to use your skills to influence the debate on how marine resources are managed by leading our policy and advocacy work.

In this new role you will operate as part of a multi-organisation (WWF, MCS, RSPB) oceans recovery project to influence the forthcoming Joint Fisheries Statement and the Scottish Future of Fisheries Management Strategy. You will help coordinate and deliver policy activities, such as reports and briefings as well as engage key industry and political stakeholders in the Scottish Government and Parliament. This will involve designing project plans, ensuring delivery of key outputs and contributing to project reporting. You will work with project partners and other stakeholders to co-ordinate relevant activities in Scotland and engage more voices in support too

You must be experienced in successfully advocating policy change to decision makers and possess a qualification in or extensive knowledge of marine fisheries management. You will have a strong understanding of the Scottish Parliament and the general political landscape in Scotland too. This will also extend to relevant marine stakeholders.

Good at managing multiple stakeholder relationships, you will possess excellent communication and influencing skills. A team player you will be able to translate complex issues in accessible ways to non-expert audiences. Important will be the ability to demonstrate a passion for our mission.

If you have the skills to secure better decisions for our environment, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are why you believe you are suited for the role.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF we’re committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

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.

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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.

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