Head of Business Advocacy

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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16 days ago

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Advocacy and Campaigns

Head of Business Advocacy

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This is a UK based contract and as such, you are required to have the Right to Work in the UK. Evidence of your Right to Work will be checked prior to interview.

Fighting for the future of our world is not for the faint hearted and this exciting new role within WWF UK is no exception. With the scale of challenges facing our planet, we know we cannot succeed alone. If we are to see a world where people and nature can thrive, we must forge relationships with companies that will join us in tackling the pressing threats facing our world. This is where your talents are needed as Head of Business Advocacy.

The role of Head of Business Advocacy provides an amazing opportunity to use your experience of leveraging businesses through impactful advocacy to catalyse action and create solutions in the fight for our world. As Head of Business Advocacy, you will mobilise businesses in support of our policy, advocacy and campaigning objectives. Working as part of a ‘matrix’ team you will shape and lead our business and finance sector advocacy strategies and provide senior level engagement and outreach to secure business support for our mission. An immediate priority will be leading our convening and engagement with the finance sector and real economy businesses on the integration of nature into transition plans to deliver a net zero AND nature positive economy. You will also develop clear and ambitious asks and stretch targets for business to deliver the change we want in key policies and practises. You will make the most of all opportunities, support media work, develop assets and help shape external communications for businesses too.

For this role, you must have worked with businesses and driven change in the private sector as well as gained significant experience of working within or with the finance sector. You will be used to engaging with businesses to deliver change on either social or environmental issues too. Able to demonstrate a deep understanding of the environmental and climate change challenges facing businesses and their supply chains, you will be skilled of at developing policy, advocacy and campaigning. Comfortable operating at CEO and Director level, you will be a natural leader who can bring creative and innovative ideas as well as drive strategy from design through to delivery and impact. Passionate for our mission, you will also be effective at influencing stakeholders as well as having excellent analytical, communication and interpersonal skills.

If you have the expertise to create an impactful, effective and coordinated approach to business advocacy, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link and complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV and complete the Supporting Statement highlighting why you are interested in this role as well as why this role is for you.

Every role at WWF is open to applications from all sections of society. We believe in the potential of everyone regardless of; sex, race, religion or belief, ethnic origin, different physical ability, family structure, socio-economics, age, nationality or citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other aspect that makes you, well you. Here at WWF, we are committed to conscious inclusion that helps cultivate an ethos of belonging, connection and shared purpose. We believe that the more diverse we are the better we become; this brings us together and empowers us to develop, engage and inspire; and critically to help build a future where people can live in harmony with nature.

Our policies and benefits reflect the importance of people being able to have a good work-life balance and being able to bring their ‘full self’ to work.

Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We are looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.