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Head of Global Policy

Flexible within the UK + Travel
£47,303.00 - £50,781.00 Per Annum
Closing date
22 Mar 2024

Head of Global Policy 
Reference: FEB20245623 
Location: Flexible in UK 
Salary: £47,303.00 - £50,781.00 Per Annum 
Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days' Annual Leave

This is a hugely exciting role, leading the our client's Global Policy to give nature a voice where it matters most. As team leader, you will oversee a team that provides policy support for the this charity's highest priority international work. This includes direct support for some of their most exciting international conservation programmes and working across multinational agreements to set the framework for global conservation.

As an experienced leader, you will support the team as they move into a new way of working, ensuring individuals have realistic workloads focussed on the most impactful activities for the organisation’s 2030 Strategy.

You will engage high level audiences, putting together programmes to influence domestic and international public policy, working both directly and through others, to ensure decisions help drive nature conservation around the globe, including in the UK. This will include leading this charity’s engagement with global multinational agreements.

You will be focussed on ensuring the team provides essential policy support for the organisation's international priority programmes, from Gola to the UK's Overseas Territories, and developing public funding decisions for these vital programmes of work, now and in the future. Working with multi-disciplinary teams, both internally and externally to drive positive impact is at the heart of this unique role. In particular, this will involve substantial work with Birdlife International's global and regional secretariats and with partners in target countries.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: 

  • Excellent understanding of national, regional and global policies impacting on the conservation of nature.
  • Leadership and people management.
  • Written and spoken communication skills to be able to communicate complex programme issues to varied audiences.
  • Relationship and partnership building.
  • Diplomacy and negotiation skills.
  • Proven track record of international policy development and advocacy.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of effective public financing mechanisms for nature.
  • Significant experience of leading individuals, particularly change management.

Additional Information:

  • This is a Permanent Full-Time role at 37.5 hours per week.  
  • Location is flexible within the UK, although some international and domestic travel will be required.

Closing date: 23:59, Friday 29th March 2024 
Interviews will take place on 15 April 2024.


Please click 'Apply' and follow the job board process. You will receive an email from CHM Recruit containing further information on how to apply for the role.
Please note that although you may be asked by the job board to upload a CV, you are not applying at this stage.

This employer is committed to developing an inclusive and diverse organisation, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve their vision of creating a world richer in nature, they need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, they are particularly interested in receiving your application. 

Our client is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Tis charity is a licenced sponsor. This role is eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship.

No agencies please.

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