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Public Affairs Manager

  • Full time
  • £36,114 – £40,969.5
  • Scotland (Remote)
  • Closing 24th May 2024

  • Advertised from 24th April 2024
  • 37.5 hours per week


Are you passionate about ocean conservation and sustainable seafood practices? We are looking for an engaging, dedicated and effective Public Affairs Manager to make a real difference in protecting marine life while ensuring the livelihoods of coastal communities.

About Open Seas

The Open Seas Trust is a Scottish charity working on issues of marine conservation and sustainability. We believe in the power of advocacy to drive positive change and protect our oceans for future generations. In our 8 years of operation we have established a strong position as a credible and trusted voice for our oceans and have been involved in several key pieces of political change. We are a small and collaborative team driven and focused on effective strategies for delivering change in our seas.

The Role

As Public Affairs Manager, you'll be at the helm of our policy initiatives, working to shape regulations and drive change in marine conservation and fisheries management. From engaging with politicians to developing advocacy campaigns and strategies, your work will be instrumental in advancing our mission to protect our oceans.

Why Join Us?

  • Impactful Work: Your contributions will directly impact marine ecosystems and communities that depend on them.
  • Professional growth: Gain valuable experience in a dynamic and mission-driven organisation.
  • Collaborative culture: Join a passionate & talented team who share your dedication to making a difference.

The location for this appointment is flexible within Scotland, but with the expectation that a significant amount of time will be spent engaging with politicians in the Scottish Parliament.

Most staff currently work from their homes, but there is also the potential to arrange office space if necessary, and there are regular team days in a hot desking venue in Edinburgh.


The role will be paid £36,114 - £40,969.50 per annum

Open Seas offers a matched pension contribution of up to 6%.

The role will be entitled to 25 days paid holiday plus Scottish public holidays.

If you're ready to use your skills and passion to drive positive change for our seas, we want to hear from you! Join us in protecting our oceans and building a more sustainable future for all.

Application notes

Please submit your CV along with a cover letter telling us why you are most suited for this role to by midnight on the 24th May 2024

Interviews will be held on 5th June - these will be in person, most likely in Edinburgh. Please ensure you are available for an interview on this day.

Open Seas is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply.