Agriculture & Water Policy Officer

Employer
WWF
Location
Woking, Surrey
Salary
£19,183 (£31,971 FTE)
Closing date
9 Oct 2020
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Agriculture & Water Policy Officer

Fixed Term Contract

£19,183 (£31,971 FTE)

Living Planet Centre Woking, Surrey

If you have current knowledge of sustainable agriculture and landscape management and are passionate about making it unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources this is your opportunity to make a difference as Agriculture and Water Policy Officer.

Post Brexit, the Government is proposing a new farming policy for the UK under an Agriculture Bill. Major policy changes in the agriculture and land use sector have the potential to reverse the decline in biodiversity, including in our rivers and coastal waters.  Join us as Agriculture & Water Policy Officer and you will support the development and delivery of a strategy to make the UK an exemplar in restoring nature by ensuring that new environment and agricultural policies help to reduce pollution from agriculture, reverse the decline in biodiversity, as well as deliver wider benefits for society.

You will engage with external stakeholders and colleagues to develop relevant policy positions on sustainable agriculture (within a broader landscape approach) and deliver a programme of effective political advocacy.  You will be involved in desk-based research, managing research projects with consultants, relationship building, drawing lessons from partners and identifying upcoming issues. You will provide advice to communication and campaigns colleagues to ensure accurate and impactful communication around agriculture, landscape and water issues too. You will also act as our spokesperson on relevant issues with stakeholders, such as media, corporates, civil servants and farmers.

You must have current knowledge of sustainable agriculture and landscape management, the relevant regulations, policies, politics and other factors that govern and influence them. You will have a good understanding of the politics of policy making as well as experience of delivering advocacy work.

Used to engaging with internal and external stakeholders you will have excellent communication and relationship building skills. Capable of analysing scientific evidence and data you will be comfortable understanding, absorbing and synthesise complex information, and translating it into impactful policy, advice and communications.

Good at managing projects, you will be results orientated and able to take decisions and solve problems. You will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to, and passion for, our mission.

How to Apply

If you have the expertise to support the development of our agriculture, landscape and water policies, we would love to hear from you. Please click on ‘Apply now’ to 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 believe you are suited for the role.

Closing date: 9 October 2020

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.

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.

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