Public Affairs and Media Officer, Pesticide Collaboration

  • Full time
  • £35,000 – £37,000
  • Brighton with travel
  • Closing 2nd October 2022


  • Advertised from 31st August 2022
  • Salary depending on experience. 35 hours per week. Contract: Three years (the length of the funding)

Role

PAN UK is the only charity in the UK dedicated solely to raising awareness of the problems with pesticides and working for better solutions. It is an independent, non-profit organisation, which works nationally and internationally to eliminate the use of hazardous pesticides, to reduce dependence on pesticides and to increase the adoption of sustainable alternatives to chemical pest control in agriculture, urban areas, homes and gardens.

We are looking for a passionate, organised, self-motivated individual to lead the Pesticide Collaboration’s efforts with decision-makers and journalists. You must be dedicated to pushing for environmental and social justice and enjoy working at a fast pace in a constantly changing advocacy environment.

As Public Affairs and Media Officer, you will be involved in a wide variety of tasks including; lobbying decision-makers and liaising with journalists, writing online and offline communications materials, feeding into campaign strategy, public speaking, organising events and contributing to fundraising proposals and reporting. You do not need to have existing knowledge of pesticide issues but must be able to pick up new topics quickly and communicate them confidently.

You will work closely with the Collaboration’s other full-time member of staff who will be based at RSPB and will be responsible for a range of project management and coordination tasks including communicating with membership organisations. You will also be part of PAN UK’s Policy and Campaigns Team and report directly to their Head of Policy and Campaigns.

PAN UK particularly encourages applications from diverse backgrounds. We view diversity in its broadest form which includes, but is not limited to, the consideration of race, nationality, gender, age, class, disability, sexuality, language and educational background.

Application notes

The closing date for applications is 11pm on Sunday 2nd October.

In-person interviews will be held in Brighton on Thursday 20th October.

If necessary, second interviews will be held online on Friday 28th October.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than two pages explaining how you meet the person specification and what you can bring to the role to josie@pan-uk.org by 11pm on 2nd October 2022.


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