Digital Campaigner (UK)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Newark on Trent, United Kingdom

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27 days ago

Full Time: 35 Hours per week

Permanent Contract

Closing date for applications: 21 August 2022

First Interview: 31 August 2022

Wildlife Trusts campaign together, and individually, to achieve a Wilder Future: our collective vision of land and seas richer in wildlife and where everyone, everywhere, is physically and emotionally closer to nature.

Our campaigns build up the noise and public weight behind our local and national asks. With hundreds of thousands of campaigners already standing with us, our campaigners prove that we’re not alone in wanting urgent, positive change. Our ultimate goal is to inspire and empower at least 1 in 4 people to influence local and national decision-making on behalf of wildlife and wild spaces.

Who we are

The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of 850,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. In the face of the interlinked climate and nature crises, we strive towards of a Wilder Future and believe this can be achieved through a joined-up system (which we call a Recovery Network) that can allow the natural world to thrive once more. It’s imperative that the UK’s 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.

As The Wildlife Trusts, we have scaled up our collective campaigning activity over recent years and are now also at an exciting point in delivering on our movement-wide strategy, where people taking action for wildlife is one of our three strategic goals. Working across the 46 independent Wildlife Trust charities which form our federated movement, we’re seeing increasing numbers of people stepping in to tackle these crises with us – enabled and supported by the central Campaigning and Communities team.

Right now, we’re bringing our digital campaigning platforms to the fore, to help us reach and engage with even more people. And we’re using a facilitation approach to enable and support Wildlife Trusts to build their own campaigning skills and experience, as well as working together to build a diverse community of activists on the ground who will help us achieve what’s needed.

About you

In this role, you will be campaigning for that wilder future. Your focus will be on delivering changemaking campaigns across the UK – campaigns that shape government plans for nature’s recovery; fight against the impacts of development and poor conservation; help bring pollinators back to abundance; influence opportunities that will allow nature to weave through and across our neighbourhoods once more. At the same time, you will also work closely with individual Wildlife Trusts to support local campaigns - providing guidance and advice on campaign messaging, tools and tactics as well as building the user-friendly and inspiring digital actions and resources with them, that will resonate with all kinds of communities.

You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be organised and resourceful and have a good eye for written detail. You will also be a skilled active listener, and great at encouraging teamwork and 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.