Policy Manager - Land

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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4 days ago

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

Salary: £33,000 per annum

Status: Full-time, permanent position

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.

About the role:

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced environmental policy specialist to join the Trust to lead our Terrestrial policy team to deliver on our Strategy 2030 goals. We want to be a key player in Scotland being recognised internationally for the part it has played in the UN's decade on Ecosystem Restoration and we need a strong policy leader to coordinate and advocate for our policy agendas to help achieve this.

About you:

Your passion for conservation and your demonstrable experience of policy development will ensure that you are a natural advocate, and our policy agendas will be well received as a result. You should be able to demonstrate strong understanding of environmental policy, achieved either through a higher qualification or through working experience in a similar field. Experience of policy campaign work and developing key policy asks for government would be highly desirable. You will be a natural team leader, fostering a collaborative approach to ensure whole team success.

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.
  • Hybrid-Working
  • 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.

To apply: Please head to https://hr.breathehr.com/v/policy-manager-terrestrial-25579 to download and complete an application form, and submit to us by the closing date: 07 October 2022

*Interviews can be held on Teams or in person following Covid-19 guidelines.

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £33,000.00 per year


  • Additional leave
  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
  • Sick pay
  • Wellness programme
  • Work from home


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Application deadline: 07/10/2022
Reference ID: Polman22