Policy Advisor (Production)

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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27 days ago

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Hybrid working

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Full time

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Advocacy and Campaigns

Policy Advisor (Production)

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This is a remarkable opportunity to work with an incredibly dedicated team and use your knowledge of policy development in the areas of conservation and sustainability to contribute to a vital cause. We want you to use your expertise to save our planet as a member of a new team in the world’s leading independent conservation organisation.

In this new role of Policy Advisor, you will help design creative policy solutions to some of the world’s most difficult and pressing challenges. You will work on food production policies and potentially support on climate and / or food consumption. Your work will influence governments, regulatory authorities, the finance sector, and policy makers to identify and implement policy solutions that will help achieve a nature positive and 1.5oC aligned future.

We will look to you to analyse existing and proposed policies for effectiveness and quality as well as research and design new policy proposals. This will involve producing technical reports, documents and briefings and commissioning consultants. You will collaborate with colleagues, from science to advocacy to develop policy and deliver the case for action and implementation to key stakeholders too. You will also liaise with the devolved offices to learn from and support their work and ensure objectives and activities are developed and delivered in a coordinated way; working with WWF Scotland colleagues extensively during your first year. Important will be the ability to engage with colleagues to establish the key areas of policy focus as well as build links and strategic relationships with other organisations and other parts of the WWF global Network in relevant areas of expertise.

You must have experience of policy development in the areas of either climate and food consumption. You will demonstrate an understanding of how policy is developed and influenced and the ability to use evidence to analyse problems and create solutions. Expert at identifying key or underlying issues in complex situations, you will be an experienced researcher who learns from mistakes and is open to giving and receiving challenging viewpoints. You will possess excellent influencing, relationship building and communication skills too. Critically, you will be interested in the process and outcome of good policy development and enjoy exploring and developing solutions as well as designing and prototyping policy and influencing its implementation.

If you have the expertise to make our strategy for saving our planet a success, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting 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.