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Head of Sustainable Land Use Policy - England

Are you a passionate, talented advocate wishing to make a big impact for nature's recovery in England?

Head of Sustainable Land Use Policy England
Location: Flexible in England
Salary: £42,768.00 - £47,446.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full-time, however we are open to consideration of flexible working arrangements to accommodate the right candidate.
Contract: Permanent

This role is an exciting opportunity to lead the new Sustainable Land Use Policy team in RSPB England. Working closely with passionate colleagues in communications, campaigning, science and those delivering nature on the ground, you'll lead your team to excel. By developing compelling policy solutions, influencing decision-makers and harnessing people power to scrutinise progress you will ensure nature's voice is heard.

If we are to begin nature's recovery by 2030, then the promises of a sustainable land use policy framework for England needs to become reality, soon. In this role, you could help make happen.

What's the role about?

You'll be leading a brand new team and oversee rural land use policy in England, including agricultural policy, upland land use policy and water policy. As an experienced leader you'll ensure our policy & advocacy efforts in these areas are directed toward interventions where we can have the biggest impact for nature.

Together with your team, you will develop strong relationships with key external stakeholders, including civil servants, MPs, and partner organisations and use your advocacy skills to persuade them to make decisions that benefit nature. When strong relationships and advocacy aren't enough you will work closely with campaigning and communications colleagues to influence positive change through media, social media, and the actions of our supporters.

The RSPB is fortunate to have a wide range of expertise and activities for nature which you will be able to draw on. You'll build strong relationships with Area Teams in England, who manage our nature reserves and deliver nature conservation beyond them, and our conservation scientists. Harnessing their experience of how current environmental and land use policy plays out in practice, you will develop better policy solutions to advocate to government. Through these relationships, your team's advocacy will also benefit from fantastic places to demonstrate nature's recovery on the ground and some of the best advocates in the RSPB.

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday, 12th February 2023
We are looking to commence interviews for this position from 20th February 2023.


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Closing Date: 12/02/2023  Location: Flexible in England

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