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Nature Policy Officer

Nature Policy Officer
Location: Wales – Home based + Wales Travel
Salary: £32,022.00 - £34,377.00 Per Annum
Contract: Permanent, Full-Time

The successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of nature conservation in Wales, an understanding of relevant legislation and policy, and a creative approach to thinking about how the RSPB and the wider environment movement can have influence. You will have the ability to analyse complex issues and bring your communication skills to bear in negotiating with and influencing others. You will be passionate about the natural world, self-motivated and work well in teams and networks. In short, you will be an enthusiastic and proactive advocate who will champion the change nature needs to decision-makers, professional counterparts and the public. In turn, you will join a friendly and dynamic RSPB community, committed to creating a better future for nature.

A key focus for the role in the coming year will be the anticipated Welsh Government Bill on environmental principles, governance and nature recovery targets - essential to address the post Brexit 'environmental governance gap' and to secure the action needed, across sectors, for Wales to deliver on its global biodiversity commitments.

The post holder will work with counterparts across the RSPB to develop and provide our input to the Bill development, and parallel development of policy, secondary legislation and guidance. They will also work with RSPB Cymru teams to build understanding of the new legal framework and how we as an organisation need to engage with it, and continue to support this engagement into the future.

Working with our Nature Positive Economy team, the post holder will identify and pursue opportunities to influence funding for nature, from public and private sources. They will provide support to RSPB Cymru colleagues on exciting projects such as the Nature Service for Wales and the Living Levels Landscape Partnership.

The post-holder will need to work with environmental NGOs, Natural Resources Wales, the Office of the Future Generations Commissioner, the Welsh Government and other public, voluntary and private sector bodies in Wales to advocate for and deliver the change Welsh nature needs.

Additional Information:

  • The role will be home-based and will require travel within Wales.
  • This advert is also available in Welsh on our recruitment website

Closing date:
Sunday 21st July

To complete your application online, please CLICK HERE.

Closing Date: 21/07/2024  Location: Wales – Home based + Wales Travel

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