Policy & Public Affairs Officer

  • Full time
  • £32,291
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 5th March 2021

  • Advertised from 22nd February 2021
  • 12 month Fixed Term Contract
  • REQ000062


If you have experience of successfully advocating policy change to decision makers, this is an amazing opportunity to work on a critical new project and lead on WWF Scotland’s marine fisheries management policy and advocacy.

WWF Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. We have a strong advocacy focus and an impressive track record in influencing policy change and public debate on environmental protection. This is an exciting time to be joining the team as Policy & Public Affairs Officer. The waters around Scotland are some of the most productive in Europe and 2021 marks the first time in over 40 years that the UK will manage its fisheries resources as an independent coastal state. We want you to use your skills to influence the debate on how marine resources are managed by leading our policy and advocacy work.

In this new role you will operate as part of a multi-organisation (WWF, MCS, RSPB) oceans recovery project to influence the forthcoming Joint Fisheries Statement and the Scottish Future of Fisheries Management Strategy. You will help coordinate and deliver policy activities, such as reports and briefings as well as engage key industry and political stakeholders in the Scottish Government and Parliament. This will involve designing project plans, ensuring delivery of key outputs and contributing to project reporting. You will work with project partners and other stakeholders to co-ordinate relevant activities in Scotland and engage more voices in support too

You must be experienced in successfully advocating policy change to decision makers and possess a qualification in or extensive knowledge of marine fisheries management. You will have a strong understanding of the Scottish Parliament and the general political landscape in Scotland too. This will also extend to relevant marine stakeholders.

Good at managing multiple stakeholder relationships, you will possess excellent communication and influencing skills. A team player you will be able to translate complex issues in accessible ways to non-expert audiences. Important will be the ability to demonstrate a passion for our mission.

If you have the skills to secure better decisions for our environment, 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 cover letter highlighting why you are why you believe you are suited for the role.

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’re 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’re 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

Closing date: 5th March 2021

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