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Current vacancies at Link and within our member organisations.

Buglife - Canvey Wick Community Warden

Buglife is currently recruiting for a Community Warden for Canvey Wick, a former oil refinery that has been reclaimed by nature. This incredible site is now home to thousands of species including the Shrill Carder Bee, Nightingale and Scarce Emerald Damselfly. Working with Buglife's partners, the RSPB and the Land Trust, you will be at the heart of reconnecting the local community with this amazing wildlife site. You will organise community and volunteer events (like bug hunts, citizen science, practical conservation tasks, arts events and consultations) and be a spokesperson for one of the most fascinating wildlife sites in the UK. Buglife are looking for someone who has experience in nature conservation and empowering communities. You’ll know and will have examples of where you’ve worked with volunteer groups and be able to show how you’ve raised awareness of wildlife/environmental issues before. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Friday 27th May 2022. 

CPRE - Coalition Co-ordinator, Better planning coalition (12 month fixed-term)

CPRE is currently recruiting for a senior lobbyist to lead the Better planning coalition, which is a broad coalition of 26 organisations from across a range of sectors at a crucial time for planning legislation and policy. The Better planning coalition is committed to working together in partnership on the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill and the review of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) for the benefit of climate, nature and people. The coalition recognises the value of working collaboratively in order to maximise their influence. The coalition are all committed to the overarching ‘Six tests for planning’, which will form the foundation for coalition work on both the Bill and the NPPF. The coalition have secured funding from the European Climate Foundation for a senior influencer to lead the coalition for one year. To underpin this person’s work, a ‘Ways of working’ document has been produced, which has been developed and agreed by coalition members. The Better planning coalition is a formalised version of a looser coalition that has been working together since August 2020 in response to the government’s ‘Planning for the Future’ White Paper. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: midday, Thursday 26 May. 


RSPB - Senior Policy Officer (Water)

RSPB is currently recruiting for an effective advocate with expertise and experience of influencing policy development and implementation related to our water environment to lead the development and advocacy of RSPB policy on water policy issues and influence important debates and decisions across the UK. You will be passionate about securing the legislative and policy change that helps drive nature’s recovery. In addition to providing thought leadership and advocacy, you will have a good understanding of the role of communications and campaigning in driving systemic change, and you will be brimming with innovative ideas on how we can utilise more ‘outside-track’ techniques to secure the policy changes required. The role has a UK-wide remit and will work with policy staff across the four UK countries, working to lead the development of RSPB's overarching policy positions, helping to develop and coordinate advocacy strategies and ensure their effective implementation. The role will be responsible for undertaking advocacy on freshwater and coastal policy with a focus on Westminster and Whitehall and providing information, advice and support to other staff internally on these issues. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: 23:50, Wednesday 25th May. 


RSPB - Policy Officer (Water) 

RSPB is currently recruiting for an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated person to fill this role which provides an opportunity to develop policy and advocacy skills and build expertise in a key area of policy. This role will support the RSPB's water policy work, including efforts to improve water quality, secure more support for natural flood management and improve the resilience of our rivers and wetlands to climate change. This role will allow the successful candidate to work across all these issues and more, working within a small team working on water policy within a larger team working on land use, climate and marine policy priorities. The role will have a focus on Westminster and Whitehall, and providing information, advice, and support to other staff internally on water policy issues. The successful candidate will work with a wide range of policy staff across the UK and with colleagues in our Conservation Science, Communications and Campaigns, and Operations teams to ensure impact. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: 23:59, Tuesday 7th June.


Severn Rivers Trust - 2x River Restoration Officer 

Severn Rivers Trust is currently recruiting for highly skilled, motivated and experienced individuals to join their River Restoration team. The Trust is looking to recruit River Restoration Officers in both the Severn Vale and Warwickshire Avon catchments. These roles will work with landowners and stakeholders alike to deliver impactful restoration and contribute to the Trust’s ambitious ecological objectives. These are exciting opportunities to join a dynamic, progressive and action-led organisation with the potential for enormous growth in the coming years. If you have the desire and determination to work at the forefront of river restoration in the Severn Vale or the Warwickshire Avon, then the Trust would like to hear from you. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Wednesday 1st June.


WWT - Policy & Advocacy Officer 

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) is currently recruiting for a Policy and Advocacy Officer to lead WWT’s work with politicians, Governments and other stakeholders, advocating for wetlands as incredible nature-based solutions and managing projects to secure political and policy support. This role is based in the policy and advocacy team, which provides political intelligence, develops policies, represents WWT and leads advocacy as well as supporting local engagement, communications and campaigns. WWT are recruiting for a key member of this team, leading on priority areas including carbon storage, natural flood management and water quality. This exciting role will involve working externally with a wide range of stakeholders as well internally with WWT colleagues across their Conservation and their Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Directorates, as well as with colleagues in WWT wetland centres and projects across the country. Find more information and how to apply here.
Closing date: Sunday 12th June. 


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
Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Butterfly Conservation
Campaign for National Parks
CHEMTrust
The Countryside Charity
ClientEarth
Council for British Archaeology
Earthwatch Europe
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

The Conservation Volunteers

Whale and Dolphin Conservation
Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
The Wildlife Trusts
Woodland Trust
WWF

Youth Hostel Association

Zoological Society of London