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Logo: RSPBSenior Policy Officer - Water
Reference: A6410319
Location: Sandy, Bedfordshire
Salary starting at: 29,507 to 31,966 per annum
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent


Covering agriculture, water, forestry and upland policy, working closely with RSPB Land Use Policy colleagues in other offices and with policy advocates in Brussels to secure more sustainable land management and use. Working collaboratively with other NGOs and networks, and other RSPB and BirdLife International teams to ensure nature stays on the political agenda, working directly with decision makers and those who shape policy, and encouraging others to step up and act.


The outcome of the EU Referendum in 2016 and the decisions now being taken in Brussels, Westminster and the devolved administrations means that the next few years will see significant opportunities and risks to our ambitions for nature, for the special sites, species and land and seascapes.


This role will lead our water policy work, providing strategic leadership in an area of policy that is central to the success of our objectives for UK species and habitats.


An effective advocate with the ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders, you will identify opportunities to achieve positive change within a complex policy landscape. This role will also present opportunities to work on place-based projects which showcase the real world impacts of positive policy change.


You will have

  • the ability to analyse complex issues in a fast paced environment
  • well-honed political acumen
  • effective experience in a policy / advocacy role
  • excellent communication skills
  • the ability to speak confidently and cogently in public to a variety of audiences, including those with opposing views
  • skills in collaborative working, building goodwill and delivering impactful intervention.


Closing: 28 April 2019


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