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Special Advisor, Advocacy and Campaigns

Woking, Surrey
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16 Jun 2021
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Special Advisor, Advocacy and Campaigns


Woking, Surrey

If you have gained high level political and media awareness through your work, this is an incredible opportunity for you to join the world’s largest independent conservation organisation and shape the future of our planet.

Faced with the triple challenge of restoring nature, tackling climate change and supporting sustainable development, we are working hard to deliver transformative change at scale. As Special Advisor to our Executive Directors of Advocacy and Campaigns you will help them deliver an ambitious agenda to achieve organisational goals.

As Special Advisor to Executive Directors of Advocacy and Campaigns, you will provide comprehensive support by leading long-term strategy thinking and planning within the Department, giving advice to the Executive Directors in any areas of the Department’s business. You will also represent the Executive Directors’ views inside the organisation and with key external stakeholders as well as writing speeches and briefings. This will involve building and maintaining external relationships key to strategic delivery, and working closely with Departments Directors, Goal Leads and our Executive Group team. Important will be the ability to ensure that the Executive Directors’ time and profile are used most effectively to support the organisational priorities and advance our mission. You will line-manage a Personal Assistant and occasionally manage temporary staff deliver specific projects too.

For this role, you must have high level political and media awareness gained through work in advocacy, campaigning, communications, government or similar. Used to managing and developing a team, you will be experienced in representing organisations, and senior management at internal and external meetings and events. You will possess exceptional interpersonal and networking skills and be able to build strong relationships with stakeholders. The ability to interpret and analyse complex information and rapidly produce first rate written material is essential too. You must also be flexible and able to adapt to our ever-changing needs and most importantly, demonstrate a passion and commitment to the natural world and WWF’s core mission.

Experience of working on environmental, social justice or development issues would be an advantage.

If you have the expertise to ensure that our Executive Directors’ time and profiles are used most effectively in support of nature, we would love to hear from. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

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 are 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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