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

Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,937
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2022

The time is now, and our planet needs you. At WWF-UK we are seeking a passionate supporter of the natural environment to join us as our Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager. This is a new role and an incredible opportunity to use your expertise in developing corporate partnerships and stewarding supporters in the community to impact on the success of the world's leading independent conservation organisation at a critical time for our planet.

Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. As Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager, you will research, identify and secure meetings with prospective corporate partners and develop partnerships and relationships with community groups and local businesses. We will look to you to create a comprehensive partnership delivery plan, implement scheduled activity, events and communications. You will also collaborate with colleagues to collate information, engagement materials and reports for corporate partners to demonstrate the impact of their support. You will drive improvement in supporter journeys and share best practice too. Important will be the ability to use insight and analysis to inform, prioritise recommendations and make evidence-based decisions as well as to new opportunities in the marketplace.

You must have significant experience in developing corporate partnerships and stewarding supporters in the community, gained in a fast-paced fundraising environment. You must have the ability to lead, build, manage and maintain fundraising relationships too. You will also be used to developing, implementing and monitoring specified plans of work as well as familiar with fundraising best practice and legal requirements relating to community fundraising. Critically, you will possess a strong understanding of the Scottish fundraising landscape.

A strong project manager, you will be comfortable managing budgets and expert at hitting targets. Highly organised, you will also be effective at prioritising and meeting deadlines. A good communicator you will be able to influence others too.


Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £38,433
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2022

This is a unique opportunity for a passionate supporter of nature with specialist knowledge of agriculture, land use and food systems to join the WWF in Scotland and save our planet.

Our planet needs us and at WWF we work on a variety of complex environmental issues to deliver a world where people and nature can thrive. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. We have developed a strong track record of working on agriculture, land use and related aspects of nature policy since 2018. As Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager, you will build on this to secure lasting changes to rural policy and funding that deliver for climate, nature and rural communities. With an Agriculture Bill due in 2023, this role provides a real opportunity to leave a lasting impact on Scotland’s rural policy.

As Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager you will deploy our evidence base to transform farming and land use in Scotland to meet 21st century challenges. This will involve taking the lead on the development of our sustainable agriculture and land use policy as well as securing political support for policy priorities. You will commission and manage research contracts as well as prepare briefings and other materials too. You will also collaborate with colleagues to create and deliver compelling bespoke Scottish messages in traditional and social media and for wider public campaigning. As our in-house expert, you will provide knowledge covering relevant Scottish governmental policy and legislative activity. Important will be the ability to represent WWF in in strong partnerships as well as ensure WWF Scotland contributes to WWF-UK and global network priorities.

For this role, you must have specialist knowledge of agriculture, land use and food systems coupled with policy development expertise. You will have a proven track record of influencing and negotiating with external and internal stakeholders too. Good at building strong networks, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills You will also be capable of analysing scientific evidence and data, you will be comfortable understanding, absorbing and synthesise complex information, and translating it into impactful policy, advice and communications.

Experience of working on sustainable food or environment/land use policy and knowledge of the Scottish political landscape would be an advantage.

Closed vacancies
This vacancy has now closed

Public Affairs Adviser (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £32,937
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th January 2022

This a great opportunity to enhance your CV and develop your expertise working as part of the team at one of Scotland’s leading environmental organisations.

As Public Affairs Adviser you will providing support to the organisation on political strategy and working with WWF colleagues as we influence government policy to support the restoration of nature and tackle climate change. You will be at the forefront of our fight for your world in 2022, working with political stakeholders to influence urgent and ambitious action from government across a range of briefs.

You will get involved in developing proposals for political party conferences, project managing events, and supporting the development and delivery of our parliamentary engagement strategy in 2022. You will also lead public affairs work across a range of environmental advocacy issues as well as develop plans to support our advocacy objectives. We will look to you to build personal relationships with members of parliament and political influencers too. The ability to provide day to day parliamentary monitoring and political expertise for colleagues as requested will also be required.

You will have a familiarity with Scottish politics, knowledge of parliamentary processes in Holyrood and the ability to demonstrate your experience of influencing political decisions. You will also have a proven track record of developing briefings, political monitoring, planning and delivering events as well as being comfortable coordinating external stakeholders and internal resources to deliver results. Effective at managing projects, you will possess strong communication, relationship building and coordinating skills too.

A track record of event organisation plus experience of attending and/ or delivering a programme of events at a Party conference would be an advantage.

If you are passionate about saving our planet and want to develop your skills in Public Affairs, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV and the Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

Application closing date : 9/01/2022

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 are 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 are 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.