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Public Affairs Adviser (Scotland)

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

  • Advertised from 20th December 2021
  • Fixed term to November 2022
  • Job reference: REQ000298


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.

Application notes

To apply please visit our website

Application closing date 09/01/2022