Senior Policy Advisor (Food Production) 1 year Fixed term contract

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Woking, United Kingdom

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20 days ago

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Senior Policy Advisor (Food Production) 1 year Fixed term contract

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If you have agricultural or food policy development experience, this is an incredible opportunity to join a new team in the world’s leading independent conservation organisation and help change the future of our planet.

At WWF UK we have launched a new 3-year strategy with 3 main impact goals; tackling climate change; thriving habitats and species and changing the food system. Our new Policy Solutions team will be vital to delivering on these goals. As Senior Policy Advisor - Production we want to you to use your knowledge of agriculture or food policy development to help design and leverage government policy on food production systems and play a key role in ensuring our new strategy is a success.

Ideally we are looking for someone who understands the economics of food production and food policy, and how it is financed (public and private), including recent policy developments around the new Environmental Land Management Scheme and UK Food strategy.
As a Senior Policy Advisor, you will broadly work across food production and focus on developing, implementing and influencing high quality policy. This will involve working with colleagues to understand the problem, exploring and developing novel solutions as well as designing and prototyping policy. You will help analyse existing and proposed policies for effectiveness and quality as well as identify new policy ideas from other contexts or locations.

You will also lead research activities, produce technical reports, documents and briefings as well as commission consultants when needed. You will work with corporate partners in the food and financial sector to support the net zero transition in the agriculture sector. Importantly, you will lead meetings with stakeholders, relevant civil servants and technical experts as well as build links with relevant organisations and our global offices to support the process of developing and influencing policy.

To play a part in our new team, you will have a strong understanding of how policy is influenced, both inside and outside Government and the ability to develop and influence key stakeholders. An experienced researcher, you will possess strong communication, interpersonal and analytical skills. An involvement in grant management and fundraising would be an advantage.

If you are passionate about making our world a better place through your work, 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.