Public Affairs Opportunities

Newark, Nottinghamshire
£25,000 - £40,000 inclusive of London Allowance
03 Aug 2017
23 Aug 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Public Affairs Opportunities
Newark or London
£25,000 - £40,000 inclusive of London Allowance

At a time of unprecedented political turbulence, wildlife needs courageous voices more than ever. Our client is the UK's largest grassroots environmental movement. Trusts have unmatched opportunities to engage MPs in their constituencies and the central team has strong relations with Westminster and Whitehall.  Taken together they have a track record of achieving historic progress such as the Marine Act 2009.

Can you help to orchestrate their influence to help secure world leading government action for nature's recovery on land and at sea?  Can you help give voice to the need for everyone to have the opportunity to experience the joy of wildlife?

Our client is seeking to expand their public affairs team and recruit an experienced Public Affairs Manager to lead this work and an Officer to work with them.

The Trusts have a vision of people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife. They believe that people are part of nature; everything we value ultimately comes from it and everything we do has an impact on it.  So they want to bring the natural world firmly into the centre of everyone’s lives.  Their movement includes 37 Wildlife Trusts in England, six in Wales and a Trust for each of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The coming months and years will be exciting times in public policy. You will help develop relationships with key influencers at Westminster during the Brexit process and ensure the effective promotion of policies on priority issues and campaigns.

Experience of and a proven track record of working with MPs and Whitehall departments would be an advantage, as is experience of delivering successful advocacy campaigns and fronting policies and programmes. You will have knowledge of legislative processes and strong commitment to the mission.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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