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Seafood Sustainability Officer

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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.

If you have an understanding of seafood markets and supply chains, aquaculture and fisheries policies this is an amazing opportunity to use your knowledge to protect the future of our planet.

Our world is experiencing a catastrophic decline in biodiversity and food production is a major reason. At WWF we have a vision that our planet can sustainably produce the food needed to feed a growing global population without harming nature. With seafood representing a significant proportion of global animal protein consumed the need to deliver sustainably produced seafood is vital for us and our planet. To this end, WWF has formed a ground-breaking partnership with M&S, with the aim of delivering sustainable, healthy and affordable food for all. This is where your skills as Seafood Sustainability Officer are critically needed.

We want you to lead delivery of the sustainable seafood workstream in the WWF- M&S partnership and work to promote sustainable seafood production through our partnership. This will involve analysing and assessing environmental impacts and identifying suitable improvement work. You will collaborate with colleagues to deliver goals as well as advocate for radical reforms of fisheries and seafood related policies at the national, regional and international level. You will also engage the wider seafood industry to support our seafood corporate partner to materialise sectoral transformational changes through the WWF Basket and Seascape Approach initiatives. You will commission and manage research and studies to deliver specific seafood programme objectives too.

You must have a relevant degree and seafood experience gained in the public, private, academic or NGO sectors. This will have given you sound knowledge of seafood markets and supply chains as well as aquaculture and fisheries policies. Used to engaging with internal and external stakeholders you will have excellent communication and relationship building skills. Capable of analysing scientific evidence and data you will be comfortable understanding, absorbing and synthesising complex information, and translating it into impactful policy, advice and communications. You will enjoy working in dynamic teams that could be remote, multicultural or matrix too.

Good at managing projects, you will be results orientated and able to take decisions and solve problems. You will also be able to demonstrate a commitment to, and passion for, our mission.

If you have the experience to influence the food industry to deliver the marine aims of our overall strategy, 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 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.

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.