Head of Programme (Climate and Agriculture) fixed term to July 2023

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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19 days ago

Job details

Job reference

REQ000418

Date posted

25/05/2022

Application closing date

27/06/2022

Location

Woking

Salary

£49,342

Package

Hybrid working

Contractual hours

35

Basis

Full time

Job category/type

Advocacy and Campaigns

Head of Programme (Climate and Agriculture) fixed term to July 2023

Job description
WWF UK’s mission is to create a world where nature thrives for the future of humanity. In partnership with The Quadrature Climate Foundation Programme, and organisations like Tesco, we are working to cut emissions from agriculture and land use in a nature-positive way, using insights, politics, science and data to advocate for change.

This critical project has been extended until 2023 creating an incredible opportunity for a senior level programme deliverer to become our Head of Programme. The role is focused on strategic oversight of the Quadrature Climate Foundation Grant, management of our engagement with and advocacy into the agriculture sector as a whole and supporting delivery of the ambition to halve the impact of UK Baskets.

Building on work delivered to date, you will be responsible for ensuring programme work delivers against the goals and the ambition of the grant, and more broadly that it plays a key role in delivery of our overall strategy, and the Food and Climate impact goals in particular. You will matrix-manage a large team and make sure of day-to-day project delivery, coordination and administration. You will also build links with key players in the agricultural sector to drive impactful advocacy in line with our objectives. You will collaborate with our wider policy and advocacy teams on food production and consumption, as well as our partnership with Tesco too. You will also liaise with key stakeholders to put in place a compelling funding proposal to extend the programme beyond July 2023.

To succeed, you must have advocacy experience and been involved in impacting on policy change as well as sound knowledge of how to use policy, research, lobbying, public campaigning, media and digital work to influence a political agenda. You will also possess an understanding of campaigning and ideally, of using audience insights and data in supporting strategy. Used to delivering programmes, you will be comfortable motivating and inspiring teams to deliver. Effective at building partnerships and coordinating activities across a matrix structure you will possess good communication and interpersonal skills too. You will also have a good understanding of sustainability as well as food production, agriculture and land use matters.

If you are committed to the natural world and possess the skills to deliver this critical impact programme, we would love to hear from you. Please click on the link and apply via our website by submitting a copy of your up-to-date CV and the Supporting Statement to highlight what makes you a good fit for us.

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.