Marine Policy Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

Closing date: Friday 23 September 2022
Salary: £25,300
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Harbourside House , Harbourside House
110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF
Marine Policy Officer - Link

Cathy Lewis

Title: Marine Policy Officer

Status: Full time (1 FTE) Fixed term until July 2024

Salary: £25,300

Location: Scotland based (Hybrid working from home and Head Office in Leith)

Closing date: 23 September 2022

About us:

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

Scotland’s marine area is vast and our coasts and waters support a rich and diverse array of spectacular wildlife and natural habitats. The importance of recovering and restoring marine ecosystems cannot be understated, and the Trust, through its Living Seas project, is working towards achieving a healthy and productive marine environment.

The Trust is keen to increase its capacity to influence decisions on how Scotland’s marine environment is managed, and is looking to recruit a confident, passionate and driven Marine Policy Officer to join its Living Seas team. The role will support the Living Seas Manager on a range of policy areas, as well as provide the opportunity for the successful candidate to take a lead role in policy development and advocacy.

About you:

Applicants should be able to demonstrate advanced understanding of environmental or marine science, achieved either through a higher qualification or through working experience in a similar field. A good understanding of Scotland’s marine environment, the industries that operate within it, and the challenges climate change poses is vital to the role. A large part of the Marine Policy Officer’s role will be to develop the Trust’s position on marine nature-based solutions, but there will also be opportunities to work on other key areas, such as marine planning, fisheries management, and marine protected areas.

The Marine Policy Officer role is funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation until July 2024. However, the Trust plans to continue to give priority to its marine work beyond this period and the successful candidate will have a great opportunity to work with the Living Seas Manager to shape the future work of this role and the Living Seas Project.

What we offer:

Salary sacrifice schemes including Cycle to work & Pension schemes;
We have always been hugely flexible in our approach to how you wish to work and continue to offer a flexible approach.
1 Wellness hour per week
Enhanced Pension rate upon completion of probation
Generous Sick Pay Allowance
Enhanced Maternity/ Paternity Leave
Training and Development e.g. study fees and external courses