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Current vacancies at Link and within our member organisations.

Wildlife and Countryside Link - Media & Communications Manager 

Can you create the headlines that matter for nature?

As the biggest environment and wildlife coalition in England we are looking for an experienced media and communications professional who can give a strong joint voice for nature in the news and across social channels.

This is a unique and exciting role. You will be playing a big part in a small organisation while also delivering invaluable collaborative work on behalf of our huge network of 60+ members. You’ll be working with household names like the RSPB and the National Trust through to experts on particular wildlife like Butterfly Conservation and Badger Trust.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a keen eye for a story to turn vital policy and scientific thinking into an unmissable media narrative and eye-catching campaigning. You will be the lynchpin of our direct relationship with media, as well as being a generous matchmaker to raise the profile of our members.

Media know-how, great writing, and excellent communication are more important than having worked in the sector before. So, if you are passionate about our natural world and have fantastic traditional and social media knowledge, skills, and experience, we want to hear from you.

This is a full time or part time (4 days a week) role. Please find the full job description here. To apply, please send the completed application form to eleanor@wcl.org.uk by 23:59 on Sunday 12 December. Early applications are encouraged as we will be interviewing as applications are received and may appoint to this role before 12 December.


National Trust - Wildlife Management: National Specialist

The National Trust is currently recruiting for a Wildlife Management National Specialist, a unique management role that is both challenging and rewarding. You'll be responsible for providing national leadership for all issues related to the management of wildlife so that people and nature can thrive. You'll oversee the development and implementation of Trust policy, standards, guidance, and practice for all aspects of this work, ensure integration with the work of related central teams and provide a source of consultancy advice to teams across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You will also lead external stakeholder relationships, work with other specialists to ensure consistent communications aligning to the National Trust’s stance and confidently manage any risks and issues. Internally this role is known as National Manager - Wildlife Management Unit. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Sunday 5th December 2021. 


Plantlife - Road Verges Advisor 

Plantlife is currently recruiting for an experienced Road Verges Advisor to lead their road verges work across the UK, bringing about a permanent change in the way verges are managed so that at least 50% are managed as species-rich grassland. Do you have a passion for transforming road verges into species-rich grassland? Are you an excellent communicator with the ability to influence and support the communities, councils and contractors who look after the UK’s road verges? If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions, Plantlife want to hear from you. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Tuesday 4th January 2022.


River Restoration Centre - River Restoration Technical Manager 

The River Restoration Centre is currently recruiting for an experienced individual who can drive forward excellence in the field of river restoration to become part of the senior management team and manage and deliver expert technical advice, reports, guidance, assessments and training to a broad range of statutory agency, public, private and third sector organisations as River Restoration Technical Manager. You will manage the project team resources and have responsibility for delivery of the technical team workload. You will also work on building strategic working relationships, bids, grants and income generation. You will contribute to developing guidance, communicating best practice and developing practical decision support tools for river restoration. The position will involve travel to locations across the UK, Ireland, and occasionally abroad. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Monday 13th December 2021. 


River Restoration Centre - Board of Directors 

The RRC is governed by a non-executive Board of Directors who support the Managing Director and staff and are responsible for helping to set strategic direction and ensuring the proper operation of this not-for-profit company. The RRC are looking for two new directors to join the Board and are seeking people with a strong interest in supporting the development of a healthy river environment. RRC are seeking directors who are interested in the water environment, river processes, integrated catchment management, flood risk/natural flood management, nature-based solutions, the UK water industry, or environmental policy, and who have (or wish to develop) non-executive board experience. Given that the Board’s work is principally focused on helping the RRC to be an effective and efficient company, applicants should also be interested in aspects of organisational management. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Wednesday 5th January 2022.

Thames Rivers Trust - Partnership Officer 

Thames Rivers Trust is currently recruiting for a part time Partnership Officer to build and strengthen collaborative relationships and partnerships that enable Thames Rivers Trust (TRT) to effectively fulfill their mission and vision. The successful candidate will identify and nurture multiple stakeholder relationships, focusing primarily on building capacity within the Thames catchment to undertake sustainable improvements to the river. In addition, they will seek opportunities to fund such projects, assist with program development and communications. The role requires a good understanding of TRT’s partnership needs, and driving opportunities based on guidance from the TRT Management Committee (MC). The successful candidate will work with the MC to lead the development and implementation of the partnership strategy. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Sunday 5th December 2021. 


The Rivers Trust - Project Communications Officer 

The Rivers Trust is currently recruiting for a highly organised individual with a confident proactive approach to project communications and delivery to join their team as Project Communications Officer. you will be an integral part of the growing Communications Team at The Rivers Trust. Your role will involve planning, co-ordinating and delivering project communication outputs across a variety of platforms and media. You will be the main point of contact to a number of project partners and will ensure project deliverables are met on time. The successful candidate will have experience in bringing to life scientific and technical information and will have previously worked as a communications officer, account or project manager. You will need to be comfortable working in a busy multi-disciplinary team, have great people skills, excellent writing skills and will have a strong background in helping to plan and deliver a range of outcomes. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021. 


The Rivers Trust - Transformation Project Manager 

The Rivers Trust is currently recruiting for a project manager with experience in transformational projects, excellent organisational and relationship management skills, who wants to take on this ambitious and exciting new challenge of leading a step-change in citizen science and community monitoring of our rivers and catchments, by developing a multi-stakeholder national Catchment Monitoring Cooperative (CMC). You will play a lead role in building and demonstrating the CMC framework as part of the Ofwat-funded Catchment Systems Thinking Cooperative (CaSTCo) project. You will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day governance, management, delivery and tracking of this transformational project, ensuring that all agreed deliverables are met according to time/cost/quality. You will be involved in the executive and technical decision-making process, by working closely with the project sponsor and technical leads to support The Rivers Trust and partner organisations to develop a detailed plan for the CaSTCo project, defining key priorities within the plan to achieve required goals. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021. 


The Rivers Trust - Technical Project Manager 

The Rivers Trust is currently recruiting for an experienced environmental scientist who wants to take on this ambitious and exciting new challenge of leading a step-change in citizen science and community monitoring of our rivers and catchments by developing a multi-stakeholder national Catchment Monitoring Cooperative (CMC). You will be responsible for the technical development of the CMC, ensuring that the monitoring methods and support resources are scientifically rigorous and fit for the weight of evidence approach required to support adaptive catchment management. You will play a lead role in building and demonstrating the CMC framework as part of the Ofwat-funded Catchment Systems Thinking Cooperative (CaSTCo) project. You will draw on the skills and experience of the existing RT technical team, as well as partner organisations and communities, to lead the co-design of a suite of monitoring methods, tools and training resources. You will work closely with the project management and operational support teams in RT and partners to plan and deliver the CaSTCo programme. Working closely with partner organisations in eight demonstrator catchments, you will oversee the development, testing and refinement of the framework, building technical capacity in the project partner organisations and the wider Catchment-Based Approach network. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Monday 6th December 2021.

Member organisation vacancies pages:

A Rocha UK
Amphibian and Reptile Conservation
Angling Trust
Bat Conservation Trust
British Ecological Society
Born Free
British Canoeing
British Mountaineering Council
Buglife
Butterfly Conservation
Campaign for National Parks
CHEMTrust
The Countryside Charity
ClientEarth
Council for British Archaeology
Earthwatch
Environmental Investigation Agency UK
FOUR PAWS
Freshwater Habitats Trust
Friends of the Earth
Forest Stewardship Council
Greenpeace
Humane Society International
Institute of Fisheries Management
International Fund for Animal Welfare
John Muir Trust
League Against Cruel Sports
The Mammal Society
Marine Conservation Society
Keep Britain Tidy
The National Association for Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty
National Trust
Open Spaces Society
ORCA
People's Trust for Endangered Species
Plantlife
Ramblers
Rewilding Britain
The Rivers Trust
RSPB
RSPCA
Shark Trust
Surfers Against Sewage
Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
The Wildlife Trusts
Woodland Trust
WWF
Zoological Society of London