Fisheries Policy Associate

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The Nature Conservancy

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London, United Kingdom

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8 days ago


London, England

This position may be located in either London, England or Brussels, Belgium.


The Nature Conservancy’s mission is to protect the lands and waters upon which all life depends. As a science-based organization, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world’s toughest challenges so that we can create a world in which people and nature thrive. We’re rooted in our Mission and guided by our Values, which includes a Commitment to Diversity and Respect for People, Communities, and Cultures. Whether it’s career development, flexible schedules, or a rewarding mission, there are lots of reasons to love life #insideTNC. Want a better insight to TNC? Check out our TNC Talent playlist on YouTube on Glassdoor.

Our goal is to cultivate an inclusive work environment so that all our colleagues around the globe feel a sense of belonging, and that their unique contributions to our mission are valued. We’ll only achieve our Mission by hiring and engaging a diverse workforce that reflects the communities in which we work. In addition to the requirements in our postings, we recognize that people come with talent and experiences outside of a job. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and a culture of inclusion! Please apply – we’d love to hear from you. To quote myriad TNC staff members, “you’ll join for our mission, and you’ll stay for our people.”


The Fisheries Policy Associate supports the work of the Ocean Governance team, by:
  • Building, engaging and maintaining a network of key stakeholders and decision-makers in Europe;
  • Defining and implementing strategies to successfully deliver our objectives in Europe;
  • Providing research and policy support to the Ocean Governance team;
  • Scoping out and engaging in opportunities to expand our programme to new geographies.

The position will be based at either The Nature Conservancy’s London or Brussels offices. Successful candidates will need to provide proof of eligibility to work in either the UK or Belgium. This is a term-limited position ending 31st December 2024, with contract renewal subject to funding.

The Fisheries Policy Associate provides research and policy support to the Ocean Governance team, particularly in the area of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU fishing) in Europe and other countries. They serve as a liaison between the team and external partners, assisting in the delivery of coalition projects. The Fisheries Policy Associate builds, engages and maintains a network of key stakeholders and decision-makers in Europe, and assists in influencing the outcome of policy as part of the Ocean Governance agenda. They follow and coordinate internal procedures, facilitate internal coordination, coordinates meetings, agenda and presentations, and conducts other activities to support our programme’s visibility internally. They provide financial and administrative services, such as monitoring of budgets, processing invoices and maintaining good relationships with vendors/consultants.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3 years related work experience or equivalent combination.
  • Experience with legislative, planning, policy or corporate initiatives at two or more of the following levels: international, regional, country, sub-national or local.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with government or corporate staff.
  • Experience presenting to and communicating with internal and external audiences.
  • Experience working with government agencies and/or the corporate sector.
  • Fluency in English (both speaking and writing).
  • Experience researching information from divergent sources and compiling it into a cohesive reporting structure.
  • Experience writing and editing promotional and informational material.


Since 1951, The Nature Conservancy has been doing work you can believe in protecting the lands and waters that all life depends on. Through grassroots action, TNC has grown to become one of the most effective and wide-reaching environmental organizations in the world. Thanks to more than 1 million members, over 400 scientists, and the dedicated efforts of our diverse staff, we impact conservation throughout the world!

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive and comprehensive benefits packages tailored to the individual countries where we work. These may include health care benefits, retirement benefits, parental leave, paid time off, life insurance, and disability coverage as well as an employee assistance program and other life and well-being benefits. Learn more about our benefits in the Culture Tab on

The challenges facing our planet today require comprehensive solutions that address the well-being of people and nature and lay the foundation for future conservation efforts. Promoting policies that provide benefits to both people and nature is critical to securing lasting conservation outcomes. The work and expertise of The Nature Conservancy’s External Affairs programs are integral to this effort. External Affairs is helping to shape the government policies that help make possible achievement of transformative conservation outcomes to address climate change, enhance protection of lands, waters, and the ocean, and provide food and water sustainably. We have an awesome task at hand, and the work that you do here will have a direct impact on our success.

We’re proud to offer a work environment that is supportive of the health, well-being, and flexibility needs of the people we employ!


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The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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