WWF
WWF

Charity registered in Scotland SC039593

WWF is the world's leading independent conservation organisation, with more than five million supporters and a global network active in more than one hundred countries. Through our engagement with the public, businesses and government, we focus on safeguarding the natural world, creating solutions to the most serious environmental issues facing our planet, so that people and nature thrive.

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Fundraising and Partnership Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £42,573
  • Edinburgh (Hybrid)
  • Closing 14th April 2024

This is a Fixed Term Contract for 12 months.

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

The fate of our planet is not a done deal. At WWF we are determined to save it by finding solutions to the greatest environmental problems facing our planet. We know that protecting what’s left is not enough. We are now in a race to restore the natural world and prevent catastrophic climate change before it’s too late. And it’s a race we can still win. Our work in Scotland currently focusses on climate change, agriculture, land use, the wider food system, and ocean recovery, but may also touch on other subjects, often working with colleagues elsewhere in the UK and our international network.

As the result of an internal secondment, we’re looking for a fundraising professional to join our team during an exciting time as we develop our new strategy, bringing new opportunities for our important work in Scotland.

As Fundraising & Partnerships Manager you will be responsible for all fundraising from trusts, foundations, statutory sources, as well as major donors, and supporting UK legacy strategy in Scotland.

We will look to you to increase income support for our work from Scottish sources. You’ll develop and deliver our fundraising strategy across multiple sources, including coordinating the development and management of key relationships and opportunities with major donors, charitable trusts, and partnerships. Collaborating with colleagues, you’ll plan and implement funding-related public, corporate and internal communications strategies. In addition to maintaining relationships with existing partners, you will proactively research and pursue new funding opportunities. You will also network in the fundraising, environmental and wider third sectors to maximise opportunities for growing support. It will also be important to keep up to date on good practice, legal and ethical compliance, sector debates and monitor effectiveness.

To help build back nature, we’re looking for someone with a background in charity fundraising, including partnership management. You will have a track record of writing successful funding applications and meeting financial targets. Good at building relationships, you will be used to developing and delivering complex projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders. You will also possess experience of leading on the development and delivery of fundraising-related communications, including compelling proposal and impact report writing. Naturally, you will have a strong understanding of the fundraising landscape in Scotland. In addition, you will be highly organised and possess strong communication, negotiation and interpersonal skills.

If you are excited by the prospect of developing your fundraising skills in an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link and apply via our website by submitting a copy of your up-to-date CV and Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

WWF-UK are committed to an inclusive and accessible recruitment process. As a Disability Confident Employer, we acknowledge that some candidates may require additional support to overcome barriers experienced during the application process. If you require any reasonable adjustments to support your application or interview, please reach out to the Talent Acquisition team via our website.

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.

WWF-UK believes anyone who is involved in our work or connected to it, especially children, should be safe from harm. Our first priority will always be to safeguard anyone at risk of harm or abuse. WWF-UK operates robust recruitment practices to ensure candidates for all roles are suitable. Our process includes values-based questions during interviews and annual performance reviews, reference checks that we verify orally, criminal records checks (at the appropriate level) and pre-employment declarations. We do not tolerate any form of abuse or exploitation and act robustly to any allegations or concerns.

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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Top job! Head of Policy & Advocacy (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £52,303
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid Working
  • Closing 28th January 2024

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

We are now in a race to restore the natural world and prevent catastrophic climate change before it’s too late. And it’s a race we can still win. With your expertise and leadership. At WWF Scotland we are seeking someone with a passion for our mission to see people and nature thrive to join us as Head of Policy and Advocacy and lead our policy and advocacy strategies in Scotland.

Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. As Head of Policy and Advocacy you will be a member of the senior management team and contribute to the leadership and direction of the organisation in Scotland. Day-to-day, you will develop, co-ordinate and deliver strategy, currently focused on agriculture and land use, nature protection as well as climate and energy issues. You will also provide high-level external advocacy and engagement on behalf of WWF with priority stakeholders including the Scottish Government, Parliament, other NGOs, funders, and business.

Leading a team of policy and public affairs experts, we will look to you to think creatively about how to secure advocacy successes, develop strategic policy and public affairs plans as well as manage budgets, and provide accurate monitoring, reporting, and evaluation. Important, will be the ability to ensure WWF Scotland’s policy is integrated with WWF-UK and WWF’s global network priorities. A key spokesperson for WWF in print and broadcast media, you will represent us at senior level in several key networks as well as provide guidance to senior level colleagues on policy issues.

To play your part in maximising our impact in Scotland, you will need significant experience of leading the development and delivery of policy and a strong understanding of government and politics, particularly in Scotland. You will also be used to representing an organisation in the media and securing funds for policy and project work too.

A consummate networker and influencer, a diplomat and persuader with outstanding verbal and written communication skills, you will excel at building relationships. You will also be able to demonstrate an ability to lead, manage, motivate, and develop people. Of course, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to WWF’s values and core mission too.

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.

WWF-UK believes anyone who is involved in our work or connected to it, especially children, should be safe from harm. Our first priority will always be to safeguard anyone at risk of harm or abuse. WWF-UK operates robust recruitment practices to ensure candidates for all roles are suitable. Our process includes values-based questions during interviews and annual performance reviews, reference checks that we verify orally, criminal records checks (at the appropriate level) and pre-employment declarations. We do not tolerate any form of abuse or exploitation and act robustly to any allegations or concerns.

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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Top job! Senior Communications & Campaigns Manager

  • Full time
  • £45,000
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid Working
  • Closing 19th February 2023

Our world is in peril, but it’s not too late to create a world where people and nature can thrive together. The time to save our world is now and you can help make it happen. This is an excellent opportunity to work with an incredibly dedicated team and use your experience of developing and delivering integrated communications strategies and campaigns to deliver clear, engaging, consistent and credible messaging to a variety of key audiences in Scotland.

In this is a new role as Senior Communications & Campaigns Manager for WWF Scotland, you will lead the development and delivery of communications work that will contribute to growing support, building a movement, and influencing change. This will include providing leadership and direction to a committed team. Your remit will involve managing strategy development and the delivery of WWF Scotland’s communications activities across all channels. This will include adapting and executing UK-wide campaigns as well as the development and implementation of Scotland-specific campaigns.

You will collaborate with colleagues to deliver an integrated approach to propositions and comms plans too. We will also look to you to oversee the preparation of communications strategies, work plans and budgets as well as provide accurate monitoring, reporting and evaluation. Important will be the ability to represent the organisation internally and externally, including participating in coalition partner steering and/or delivery groups.

For this role, you must have a track record of developing and delivering integrated communications strategies and campaigns, designed to secure organisational objectives. This will have given you a strong understanding and solid experience of using online, digital, and social media tools for engaging, mobilising, influencing, and growing key audiences. Effective at managing a brand, you will possess excellent communication, interpersonal and relationship building skills. Good at overseeing projects, you will also be results driven, keen to share ideas and able to inspire those around you to produce of their best. You will have in-depth knowledge of Scotland’s institutions and political structures too.

If you are excited by the prospect of developing your career in communications and campaigning in an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you.

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

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Top job! Programme Manager

  • Full time
  • £45,000
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid Working
  • Closing 19th February 2023

If you are an effective project manager who excels at ensuring programmes are planned, managed and delivered effectively, this is an incredible opportunity to use your expertise to save the planet.

WWF is a global environmental organisation working to protect some of the world's most vulnerable wildlife, places, and people, tackle climate change and address the unsustainable consumption of precious natural resources. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. Now you can join the team in this new role as Programme Manager and lead on the delivery of WWF Scotland’s strategy, steering annual planning and ensuring we are meeting our objectives.

As Programme Manager, you will drive excellent project management and planning as well as ensure good processes and governance to effectively enable cross-team and cross-organisational working. This will involve ensuring clear accountabilities against activities and holding workstream owners and project managers to account to guarantee delivery against workplans. Your remit will include leading on risk management, working directly with the Director and senior management team to mitigate risks and to provide effective budget management too. You will manage compliance with external policies and regulations as well as embed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion approach in all our activities. You will also assist colleagues with project management and planning. You will build capacity and understanding of Project Management principles and practices, such that PM excellence becomes the norm too.

You must have experience of managing programmes in a matrix/multi-team environment and a track record of making sure programmes are planned, managed, and delivered effectively. You will also possess sound knowledge of project and programme management methodology. In addition, you will be highly organised and possess strong communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.

A good understanding of Scotland, its institutions, political structures, stakeholders and environment would be desirable but not essential.

If you are excited by building a movement for nature in an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you.

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

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Social & Digital Manager

  • Full time
  • £34,914
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid Working
  • Closing 19th February 2023

As a skilled digital marketer with extensive experience of creating, implementing, and delivering social media channel strategies, this is an incredible opportunity to use your expertise to save the planet. As the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, we are working on bringing our world back to life. To make sure we achieve our goals, it’s vitally important that our work is communicated clearly, while being, engaging, consistent and credible. Which is where your skills are needed. In this new role, we want you to develop strategies to help us reach new audiences, deepen our relationships with supporters and mobilise people to support our work.

As Social Media and Digital Manager you will collaborate with colleagues to create inclusive social and digital content that grasps the public and decision makers’ attention. You will take responsibility for leading the organic and paid social media strategies for the organisation and embedding engaging and inclusive social media activity across WWF Scotland. You will own our social media channels as well as our website. This will involve updating the existing site and creating new content, maximising the opportunities for brand and campaign engagement as well as policy influencing.

We will look to you to deliver positive digital and social content to promote our work in advocacy, campaigns, and fundraising. This will include finding and telling stories that show the importance of our work and inspire our audiences to get involved and take action. Important will be the ability to embed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion approach across all out digital and social content and platforms, to make sure that everyone can engage with our work. You will also provide incident management responses across digital channels as well as monitor trends in social media and explore new tools, applications, and opportunities.

You will have a background in creating, implementing, and delivering social media channel strategies and operations for an organisation with a high public profile. This will have given you a strong understanding of content that works and does not work for specific social media audiences and channels. You will have experience of increasing reach, engagement, and conversion levels on social media too. Comfortable using design software, including Adobe Creative Suite, and basic video and photo editing tools, you will also be able to use Content Management Systems. In addition, you will be highly organised and possess strong communication, relationship building, and interpersonal skills.

A good understanding of Scotland, its institutions, political structures, stakeholders and environment would be desirable but not essential.

If you have the skills to ensure our social media channels reach new audiences and deepen our relationships with supporters, we would love to hear from you

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

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Top job! Fundraising & Partnership Manager

  • Full time
  • £40,739
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid Working
  • Closing 19th February 2023

The fate of our planet is not a done deal. At WWF we are determined to save it by finding solutions to the greatest environmental problems facing our planet. As a global environmental organisation, we are working to protect some of the world's most vulnerable wildlife, places, and people as well as tackling climate change and addressing the unsustainable consumption of precious natural resources.

Our work in Scotland is growing and as a result we are looking to build our capacity to raise funds and to manage new as well as existing relationships. We have a Fundraising & Partnerships Manager in place but have created this new position, so together you can oversee fundraising from trusts, foundations, statutory sources, and major donors as well as supporting the UK legacy strategy in Scotland.

As our second Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, you will increase support for our work from Scottish sources. This will involve coordinating the development and management of key relationships and opportunities with major donors, charitable trusts, and partnerships. We will look to you to develop and deliver the strategies across multiple sources to diversify income and convert significant potential into growth. You will collaborate with colleagues to plan and implement funding-related public, corporate and internal communications strategies, as well as design and execute fundraising strategies, activities and events. In addition to maintaining relationships with existing supporters, you will proactively research and pursue new funding opportunities. You will also network in the fundraising, environmental and wider third sectors to maximise opportunities for growing support. You will oversee the delivery of a calendar of bespoke events, updates, reports and proposals too. Important will be the ability to keep up to date on good practice, legal and ethical compliance, sector debates and monitor effectiveness.

For this role, you must have a background in charity fundraising, including partnership management and new business development. You will have a track record of winning bids and funding as well as meeting financial targets too. Good at building relationships, you will used to developing and delivering complex projects with multiple internal and external stakeholders. You will also possess experience of leading on the development and delivery of fundraising-related communications, including exceptional proposal and impact report writing. Naturally, you will have a strong understanding of the fundraising landscape in Scotland. In addition, you will be highly organised and possess strong communication, negotiation, and interpersonal skills.

If you are excited by the prospect of developing your fundraising skills in an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you.

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

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Top job! Senior Policy Manager

  • Full time
  • £47,000
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid Working
  • Closing 19th February 2023

If you have an understanding of how policy is developed and influenced coupled with a record of successfully developing policy, this is a unique chance to use your experience to protect the environment and help people and nature to thrive.

WWF is a global environmental organisation working to protect some of the world's most vulnerable wildlife, places, and people, tackle climate change and address the unsustainable consumption of precious natural resources. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. Now you can join the team in this new role of Senior Policy Manager and prioritise and steer our policy work – currently focussed on climate change, agriculture, land use, the food system, marine and fisheries.

As Senior Policy Manager you will drive excellence in policymaking and influencing as well as provide day-to-day guidance and support to the team of Policy Managers and Advisors. You will help prioritise and implement the policy direction for our work in Scotland as well as ensure work is integrated with the UK and international network to maximise our external policy impact. You will also collaborate with colleagues to develop project, policy, and advocacy propositions for funders and campaigns. You will oversee budgetary forecasting and embed a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion approach in our policy and projects too. Important will be the ability to represent the organisation internally and externally, including participating in coalition partner steering and/or delivery groups.

You must have an understanding of how policy is developed and influenced as well as experience of working with others to successfully identify opportunities, and secure funds, for policy and project work. You will have a track record of delivering or commissioning research and managing significant research budgets too. In addition, you will be highly organised and possess strong communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. Of course, you will possess strong knowledge and a deep understanding of government and politics in Scotland.

Having strong networks across the third sector, politics, government, and business in Scotland would be desirable, or the proven ability to develop these.

If you are excited by building a movement for nature in an organisation at the forefront of driving global change, we would love to hear from you.

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

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Communications & Campaigns Intern

  • Full time
  • £19,887
  • Edinburgh / Hybrid Working
  • Closing 12th February 2023

If you are passionate about the future of our planet and want to use your skills to make a difference to the future of our world, this Communications & Campaigns Intern role with WWF Scotland is for you. This is a unique opportunity for someone interested in campaigning or community outreach to gain valuable work experience as well as insight into how a major international NGO working at the forefront of global conservation operates.

WWF’s annual Earth Hour event focuses the world’s attention on our planet and how we need to bring our world back to life. It’s a unique annual event, engaging hundreds of millions of people, all across the world, in a huge symbolic show of support. In 2023, it will take place at 8.30pm on Saturday 25 March.

This year, we’ll be focusing on Earth Hour as part of our Save Our Wild Isles campaign, created to inspire people to help bring our world back to life. Which is where we want you to get involved.

As Communications & Campaigns Intern you will work on this exciting, high-profile global initiative. You will support the team in the planning and delivery of communications and campaigns strategies. This will include social media, digital, community engagement and partnerships. You will work on day-to-day engagement with key target audiences, such as diverse groups, organisations and businesses using tools like the phone, zoom and email. You will also get involved in researching new audiences, copywriting and creating content for emails, website, and social media. You will get to collaborate with colleagues across the UK and internationally on this landmark event as well as help with the admin and project management across the teams too.

For this role you must have an interest in or experience of campaigning or community outreach, particularly covering climate, nature, and environmental issues. Used to creating content for social media you will be happy writing for diverse audiences across digital channels. In addition to working occasional evenings and weekends (for which Time Off in Lieu will be granted) you need to be available to work on Saturday 25 March 2023. You will also possess an eye for detail and good organisational, communication and interpersonal skills. Some knowledge of Scotland and its institutions, political structures, and environment would be desirable but not essential.

As an intern with WWF Scotland, we will help you develop your skills in project management, partnerships, content planning and development, and community engagement, as well as offer the chance to gain experience working with a leading global NGO.

If you are super excited and passionate about gaining valuable work experience while saving our planet, we would love to hear from you.

This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

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Policy Adviser, Scotland

  • Full time
  • £32,937
  • Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 8PJ/Hybrid Working
  • Closing 31st July 2022

This is a remarkable opportunity to work with an incredibly dedicated team and use your knowledge of policy development in the areas of conservation and sustainability to help save our planet. We want you to use your expertise with the world’s leading independent conservation organisation in Scotland.

As Policy Advisor, you will help deliver our new strategy tackling climate change, thriving habitats and species and changing the food system. This will involve building on our strong and established track record of working with the Scottish Parliament and Government to secure better decisions for our environment. Interested in the process and outcome of policy development you will explore and develop solutions as well as design and prototype policy and influence implementation. Initially, you will focus on integrated food policy development, working closely with the Scottish Food Coalition and other partners, to develop our evidence on food consumption and diets. Day-to-day you will analyse existing and proposed policies for effectiveness and quality as well as research and design new policy proposals. This will involve producing technical reports, documents and briefings and commissioning consultants. You will liaise with colleagues across the organisation on relevant food policy workstreams too. Important will be the ability to seek inclusive approaches and create and deliver diverse, relevant and impactful ideas for policy.

You must have experience of policy development in the areas of climate, food production or consumption. You will demonstrate an understanding of how policy is developed and influenced and the ability to use evidence to analyse problems and create solutions. Expert at identifying key or underlying issues in complex situations, you will be an experienced researcher. You will possess excellent influencing, relationship building and communication skills too. You will also understand the opportunities and challenges that arise from working on UK wide issues and, ideally, have a strong understanding of the Scottish policy environment. Vital will be well-developed communication, influencing and relationship building skills.

If you have the knowledge to develop, implement and influence high-quality policy we would love to hear from you.

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Top job! Head of Communications & Fundraising (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £49,342
  • Edinburgh EH8 8PJ / Hybrid working
  • Closing 5th June 2022

This is an exciting opportunity to join a global environmental organisation and work on a variety of complex issues to save our planet. Join us as Head of Communications & Fundraising for WWF Scotland and work to maintain our reputation, raise funds and ensure we meet organisational objectives. You will play a vital role in ensuring our work is communicated in a manner which is clear, consistent, and credible.

A key member of senior management team, you will lead the delivery of communications and fundraising strategies in Scotland. You will collaborate with senior colleagues and provide advice and strategic decision-making affecting communications and fundraising initiatives. You will motivate a small team to develop and deliver our communications and fundraising work as well as take the lead in designing and implementing public-facing campaigns in Scotland. We will look to you to build our visibility in Scotland with key audiences, ensuring we influence and engage with journalists as well as inspire supporters, the wider public and other NGOs. You will also act as our brand champion and take responsibility for developing strong working relationships with funders, businesses, and NGOs to help deliver WWF’s objectives.

You must have a proven track record of developing and delivering communications and/or advocacy campaigns. This will have given you hands-on expertise in using online, digital, and social media tools for engaging, mobilising, influencing key audiences. You will have a sound knowledge and understanding of news media and politics, particularly in Scotland. You will also have been involved in fundraising, particularly from corporate, statutory, and other organisational sources.

An effective project manager you will be used to overseeing multiple stakeholder relationships and building high performing teams. You will also possess excellent communication, interpersonal and brand management skills. Critically you will be hands-on and capable of producing well designed content.

If you have the ideas, energy, and skills to help us tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges, we would love to hear from you. 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.

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Project Manager - Restoration Forth

  • Full time
  • £38,433
  • Edinburgh/hybrid working
  • Closing 22nd May 2022

If you are an experienced project manager who is used to reporting to external funders this is a tremendous opportunity to have real world impact on the future of Scotland and help save the planet.

As the world’s leading independent conservation organisation, we are working to create a future where nature and people can thrive. We are facing a climate and nature emergency in the ocean with the loss of coastal ecosystems and fisheries, with significant knock-on impacts on livelihoods. In Scotland we are working to repair the damage done and the Restoration Forth programme is a key project in our strategy. As Project Manager you will help establish a blueprint for community-led marine restoration. The start is to mobilise local people to help restore seagrass beds and native oysters in an area of the Firth of Forth. Overtime we expect to extend the project to the whole region as well as use its undoubted success to inspire marine restoration in other communities around Scotland.

Day-to-day, you will work with a range of local and national partners to deliver a programme of coastal habitat restoration and community engagement. You will head the project steering group and take responsibility for partnership grant management. We will look to you to create project plans, assess risk, monitor progress and control budgets. You will oversee stakeholder engagement too, liaising with colleagues to provide regular updates and high-quality reports to donors. You will also contribute towards the wider WWF Scotland strategy as well as work with our seascape programme team to save critical habitats across the UK. Important will be the ability to develop programme learning that can be used as evidence to underpin our overall advocacy and campaigning.

To join the fight for our planet, you must have successfully delivered projects and programmes to time, budget and quality standards. You will be used to monitoring and evaluating delivery too. You will also possess a good understanding of marine and/or coastal environments. Critically, you will be experienced in bringing together a wide range of stakeholders and creating a culture of collaborative working. A strategic thinker, you will possess strong communication and influencing skills as well as the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.

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Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £38,433
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 31st January 2022

This is a unique opportunity for a passionate supporter of nature with specialist knowledge of agriculture, land use and food systems to join the WWF in Scotland and save our planet.

Our planet needs us and at WWF we work on a variety of complex environmental issues to deliver a world where people and nature can thrive. Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. We have developed a strong track record of working on agriculture, land use and related aspects of nature policy since 2018. As Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager, you will build on this to secure lasting changes to rural policy and funding that deliver for climate, nature and rural communities. With an Agriculture Bill due in 2023, this role provides a real opportunity to leave a lasting impact on Scotland’s rural policy.

As Agriculture and Land Use Policy Manager you will deploy our evidence base to transform farming and land use in Scotland to meet 21st century challenges. This will involve taking the lead on the development of our sustainable agriculture and land use policy as well as securing political support for policy priorities. You will commission and manage research contracts as well as prepare briefings and other materials too. You will also collaborate with colleagues to create and deliver compelling bespoke Scottish messages in traditional and social media and for wider public campaigning. As our in-house expert, you will provide knowledge covering relevant Scottish governmental policy and legislative activity. Important will be the ability to represent WWF in in strong partnerships as well as ensure WWF Scotland contributes to WWF-UK and global network priorities.

For this role, you must have specialist knowledge of agriculture, land use and food systems coupled with policy development expertise. You will have a proven track record of influencing and negotiating with external and internal stakeholders too. Good at building strong networks, you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills You will also be 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.

Experience of working on sustainable food or environment/land use policy and knowledge of the Scottish political landscape would be an advantage.

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Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager

  • Full time
  • £32,937
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 27th January 2022

The time is now, and our planet needs you. At WWF-UK we are seeking a passionate supporter of the natural environment to join us as our Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager. This is a new role and an incredible opportunity to use your expertise in developing corporate partnerships and stewarding supporters in the community to impact on the success of the world's leading independent conservation organisation at a critical time for our planet.

Our work in Scotland has a well-deserved reputation for effectiveness and innovation and has impact across the UK and internationally. As Corporate & Community Fundraising Manager, you will research, identify and secure meetings with prospective corporate partners and develop partnerships and relationships with community groups and local businesses. We will look to you to create a comprehensive partnership delivery plan, implement scheduled activity, events and communications. You will also collaborate with colleagues to collate information, engagement materials and reports for corporate partners to demonstrate the impact of their support. You will drive improvement in supporter journeys and share best practice too. Important will be the ability to use insight and analysis to inform, prioritise recommendations and make evidence-based decisions as well as to new opportunities in the marketplace.

You must have significant experience in developing corporate partnerships and stewarding supporters in the community, gained in a fast-paced fundraising environment. You must have the ability to lead, build, manage and maintain fundraising relationships too. You will also be used to developing, implementing and monitoring specified plans of work as well as familiar with fundraising best practice and legal requirements relating to community fundraising. Critically, you will possess a strong understanding of the Scottish fundraising landscape.

A strong project manager, you will be comfortable managing budgets and expert at hitting targets. Highly organised, you will also be effective at prioritising and meeting deadlines. A good communicator you will be able to influence others too.

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Public Affairs Adviser (Scotland)

  • Full time
  • £32,937
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 9th January 2022

This a great opportunity to enhance your CV and develop your expertise working as part of the team at one of Scotland’s leading environmental organisations.

As Public Affairs Adviser you will providing support to the organisation on political strategy and working with WWF colleagues as we influence government policy to support the restoration of nature and tackle climate change. You will be at the forefront of our fight for your world in 2022, working with political stakeholders to influence urgent and ambitious action from government across a range of briefs.

You will get involved in developing proposals for political party conferences, project managing events, and supporting the development and delivery of our parliamentary engagement strategy in 2022. You will also lead public affairs work across a range of environmental advocacy issues as well as develop plans to support our advocacy objectives. We will look to you to build personal relationships with members of parliament and political influencers too. The ability to provide day to day parliamentary monitoring and political expertise for colleagues as requested will also be required.

You will have a familiarity with Scottish politics, knowledge of parliamentary processes in Holyrood and the ability to demonstrate your experience of influencing political decisions. You will also have a proven track record of developing briefings, political monitoring, planning and delivering events as well as being comfortable coordinating external stakeholders and internal resources to deliver results. Effective at managing projects, you will possess strong communication, relationship building and coordinating skills too.

A track record of event organisation plus experience of attending and/ or delivering a programme of events at a Party conference would be an advantage.

If you are passionate about saving our planet and want to develop your skills in Public Affairs, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV and the Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

Application closing date : 9/01/2022

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 are 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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