Campaigns Officer (Charity Campaigning)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Newark on Trent, United Kingdom

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17 days ago

Full Time: 35 Hours per week

Permanent Contract

Closing date for applications: 4 October 2022

First Interview: 13 October 2022

Wildlife Trusts campaign across the UK and beyond for a Wilder Future: our collective vision is for everyone, everywhere, to be closer to nature. With a growing team of campaign leads across our movement and hundreds of thousands of campaigners standing with us, we’re making a big difference on behalf of wildlife and wild spaces. Come and be a part of it!

Who we are

The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement with over 850,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff. In the face of the interlinked climate and nature crises, we believe nature’s recovery is critical to allow the natural world to thrive once more. It’s imperative that precious wildlife and wild spaces are properly valued and protected, and that nature across at least 30% of land and seas is given the chance to recover.

Working across the 46 independent Wildlife Trust charities which form our federated movement, this role is based in the central Campaigning and Communities team. Our purpose is to empower Wildlife Trusts to build campaigning skills and experience so they can celebrate and defend nature locally, and to resource and unite the movement behind major national campaigns. We’re also at an exciting stage of developing a diverse community of activists who are empowered to lead the change themselves.

About you

You will be campaigning to achieve that wilder future! Your focus will be on delivering simple but effective campaign actions which shape government plans for nature’s recovery, celebrate nature’s role in our lives, and which fight against issues such as bad development and poor conservation practices. At the same time you will also work closely with individual Wildlife Trusts giving guidance around campaign messaging, tools and tactics. You will also create inspiring campaign e-actions and produce resources with Trusts that resonate locally as well as with the wider public.

You’ll be familiar with influencing policy and decision-makers either in your career so far or as a volunteer and a strong believer in the power of teamwork. You will be great at managing your time and energy within a fast-paced environment, organised and resourceful and you’ll have a good eye for written detail. You will also be a skilled active listener, adept at drawing consensus from a range of views.

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims we are not judgemental and we are inclusive. We want our people to be as diverse as nature itself and so we particularly encourage applications from those currently underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.

This role may be subject to a DBS check.