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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Project Manager - Restoration Forth

  • Full time
  • £38,433
  • Edinburgh/hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

If you are an experienced project manager who is used to reporting to external funders this is a tremendous opportunity to have real world impact on the future of Scotland and help save the planet.

As the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, we are working to create a future where nature and people can thrive. We are facing a climate and nature emergency in the ocean with the loss of coastal ecosystems and fisheries, with significant knock-on impacts on livelihoods. In Scotland we are working to repair the damage done and the Restoration Forth programme is a key project in our strategy. As Project Manager you will help establish a blueprint for community-led marine restoration. The start is to mobilise local people to help restore seagrass beds and native oysters in an area of the Firth of Forth. Overtime we expect to extend the project to the whole region as well as use its undoubted success to inspire marine restoration in other communities around Scotland.

Day-to-day, you will work with a range of local and national partners to deliver a programme of coastal habitat restoration and community engagement. You will head the project steering group and take responsibility for partnership grant management. We will look to you to create project plans, assess risk, monitor progress and control budgets. You will oversee stakeholder engagement too, liaising with colleagues to provide regular updates and high-quality reports to donors. You will also contribute towards the wider WWF Scotland strategy as well as work with our seascape programme team to save critical habitats across the UK. Important will be the ability to develop programme learning that can be used as evidence to underpin our overall advocacy and campaigning.

To join the fight for our planet, you must have successfully delivered projects and programmes to time, budget and quality standards. You will be used to monitoring and evaluating delivery too. You will also possess a good understanding of marine and/or coastal environments. Critically, you will be experienced in bringing together a wide range of stakeholders and creating a culture of collaborative working. A strategic thinker, you will possess strong communication and influencing skills as well as the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

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Top job! Head of Communications & Fundraising (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £49,342
  • Edinburgh EH8 8PJ / Hybrid working
  • Closing 5th June 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global environmental organisation and work on a variety of complex issues to save our planet. Join us as Head of Communications & Fundraising for WWF Scotland and work to maintain our reputation, raise funds and ensure we meet organisational objectives. You will play a vital role in ensuring our work is communicated in a manner which is clear, consistent, and credible.

A key member of senior management team, you will lead the delivery of communications and fundraising strategies in Scotland. You will collaborate with senior colleagues and provide advice and strategic decision-making affecting communications and fundraising initiatives. You will motivate a small team to develop and deliver our communications and fundraising work as well as take the lead in designing and implementing public-facing campaigns in Scotland. We will look to you to build our visibility in Scotland with key audiences, ensuring we influence and engage with journalists as well as inspire supporters, the wider public and other NGOs. You will also act as our brand champion and take responsibility for developing strong working relationships with funders, businesses, and NGOs to help deliver WWF’s objectives.

You must have a proven track record of developing and delivering communications and/or advocacy campaigns. This will have given you hands-on expertise in using online, digital, and social media tools for engaging, mobilising, influencing key audiences. You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of news media and politics, particularly in Scotland. You will also have been involved in fundraising, particularly from corporate, statutory, and other organisational sources.

An effective project manager you will be used to overseeing multiple stakeholder relationships and building high performing teams. You will also possess excellent communication, interpersonal and brand management skills. Critically you will be hands-on and capable of producing well designed content.

If you have the ideas, energy, and skills to help us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, 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 the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

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Policy Adviser, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £32,937
  • Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8PJ/Hybrid Working
  • Closing 31st July 2022

This is a remarkable opportunity to work with an incredibly dedicated team and use your knowledge of policy development in the areas of conservation and sustainability to help save our planet. We want you to use your expertise with the world’s leading independent conservation organisation in Scotland.

As Policy Advisor, you will help deliver our new strategy tackling climate change, thriving habitats and species and changing the food system. This will involve building on our strong and established track record of working with the Scottish Parliament and Government to secure better decisions for our environment. Interested in the process and outcome of policy development you will explore and develop solutions as well as design and prototype policy and influence implementation. Initially, you will focus on integrated food policy development, working closely with the Scottish Food Coalition and other partners, to develop our evidence on food consumption and diets. Day-to-day you will analyse existing and proposed policies for effectiveness and quality as well as research and design new policy proposals. This will involve producing technical reports, documents and briefings and commissioning consultants. You will liaise with colleagues across the organisation on relevant food policy workstreams too. Important will be the ability to seek inclusive approaches and create and deliver diverse, relevant and impactful ideas for policy.

You must have experience of policy development in the areas of climate, food production or consumption. You will demonstrate an understanding of how policy is developed and influenced and the ability to use evidence to analyse problems and create solutions. Expert at identifying key or underlying issues in complex situations, you will be an experienced researcher. You will possess excellent influencing, relationship building and communication skills too. You will also understand the opportunities and challenges that arise from working on UK wide issues and, ideally, have a strong understanding of the Scottish policy environment. Vital will be well-developed communication, influencing and relationship building skills.

If you have the knowledge to develop, implement and influence high-quality policy we would love to hear from you.

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