UK Landscapes Policy Manager

Recruiter
WWF
Location
Woking, Surrey
Salary
£37,000pa
Posted
14 Mar 2019
Closes
25 Mar 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Contract

UK Landscapes Policy Manager

Fixed term contract (Maternity Cover) 

Woking, Surrey GU21 4LL.

UK Landscapes Policy Manager – The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the work in UK landscapes and related policy for WWF UK, one of the world's leading independent conservation organisations.

Our Landscape Programme aims to achieve living and productive landscapes through influencing government policy, private sector stewardship, shifting individual behaviour and delivering pilots in specific geographies

Managing a small team, you’ll be developing and delivering the programme’s strategy, You’ll lead on advocacy and communications, oversee delivery as well as provide budget oversight for corporate partnership projects. Collaborating closely with colleagues you will implement a programme of advocacy around our policy positions which engages politicians and senior decision-makers in government and business. You will commission research and seek expert opinion to develop evidence-based arguments and recommendations on agriculture, natural capital and freshwater issues too. You will also build and drive partnerships with NGOs and businesses, including existing partnerships, to create transformative pilot programmes and secure long-term funding. Important will be the ability to track changes in the external and political context on these issues and capitalise on opportunities to bring about change.

UK Landscapes Policy Manager – Requirement

You must have experience of influencing policy and developing strategy coupled with strong programme management skills. An accomplished people manager you will be comfortable managing budgets and prioritising work. You will also be effective at building partnerships and relationships as well as developing strategies and projects through identifying mutual objectives. You will possess good communication and problem-solving skills too. In addition, you will have technical knowledge of agriculture, natural capital and freshwater policy and related areas as well as a degree in a relevant subject. 

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

 

 

 

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