Head of Land and Sea Policy

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary See description

Updated 7 days ago

Reference 1434521

 Job Description

Excellent opportunity for a Head of Land and Sea Policy based in Belfast


Head of Land and Sea Policy

Working to the Country Head of Policy & Advocacy, the Country Head of Land & Sea Policy will oversee policy development for our agriculture and marine work in country, ensuring it is advocated in a timely and impactful way to decision makers and key stakeholders.

Head of Land and Sea Policy

Reference number: tTHbV-28

Location: Belfast

Salary starting at £39,970 to £43,301 per annum

Hours: Full time

Contract: Permanent

As a senior member of the NI Policy and Advocacy Team, the post holder will inform country strategy and RSPB’s policy development in the areas of their expertise, particularly contributing country context and using country influencing networks.

The postholder will work with their counterparts in the other countries of the UK to provide oversight of RSPB’s programmes for agriculture (and other land uses as appropriate) and marine. Prioritising the critical interventions required to enable nature’s recovery through relevant policy, advocacy and campaigning interventions and aligning the available resources from across the UK to greatest impact will be important aspect of this work.

The Head of Land and Sea in NI will work with advocates to deliver an advocacy programme for their work area with ministers, senior officials in government and public bodies, key influencers in public life, corporates, the media and partnerships/networks, ensuring they secure support from their line manager and Country Director to achieve success.

This role will also work closely with Area Managers, conservation officers, communications and campaigns staff in country as well as those in HQ, to support the development of our campaigning approach within agriculture and marine policy to develop civil society voices for nature that can increase the impact of our more traditional policy interventions and amplify the call for action on nature’s recovery in the political sphere.

This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

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Closing date: 6th September 2019