Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,000
  • Flexible
  • Closing 20th December 2021


  • Advertised from 23rd November 2021
  • Salary depending on experience

Role

The Open Seas Trust is a Scottish charity working on issues of marine conservation and seafood sustainability. We are a small, agile organisation with an evidence based, robust approach, calling out damaging and illegal activity in the press and with Scottish politicians and undertaking research and investigations to build the case for change.

Open Seas is a growing organisation and this role has been established to enhance our work on marine and fisheries policy in response to the ongoing challenges faced by our seas. This role will be responsible for refining and delivering our policy strategy, delivering the organisations asks and enhancing the parliamentary profile, it is a chance to drive change on one of the most pressing environmental issues faced by Scotland today. Working within a small, collegiate team the post holder will engage across Open Seas work, with opportunities to support a wide range of activity.

It will report directly to the Head of Policy and Operations and core tasks will include developing briefings, parliamentary monitoring and enhancement and delivery of policy strategies.

The location for this appointment is flexible, most staff currently work from their homes but there is also the potential to arrange office space if necessary.

Benefits

The role will be paid £36,000+ depending on experience, depending on experience. The initial contract will be for 1 year with a view to extending this thereafter. Open Seas offers a matched pension contribution of up to 6%. The role will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday plus Scottish public holidays.

Application notes

Interested parties should submit a CV and cover letter to phil@openseas.org.uk.

Closing date for applications is Monday 20th December.


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