Advocacy and Social Change Officer

  • Full-time job
  • Home working
  • Ends: Saturday 05th December 2020
  • This position has been filled

5 days per week (1.0 FTE) Fixed Term Contract (12 months), Home-working initially, with option to work from one of our offices in the future.

Salary £28,064

Do you want to help stop wildlife declines?  Are you passionate about public policy, and creating societal change?  Are you experienced in environmental advocacy, and can you adapt your communication style to any audience, build strong relationships, and influence others?  Then perhaps this is the job for you?!

This is an exciting opportunity to help to join Buglife and take forward our No Insectinction advocacy work throughout the UK. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has experience of developing and delivering advocacy campaigns.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing policy position statements and initiatives based on our No Insectinction manifesto, which identifies three things that must be achieved to address catastrophic insect declines:

  1. Room for insects to thrive
  2. Safe spaces for insects
  3. A friendlier relationship with insects.

The Advocacy and Social Change Officer will develop our advocacy work on light pollution, medicines in freshwaters, and non-native species, and will provide an oversight on our wider policy and advocacy work across the UK. They will promote the importance of invertebrates and the challenges facing them to our partners, stakeholders, decision makers and the public. The Officer will have significant advocacy experience, particularly in social and behavioural change, together with a knowledge of nature conservation and environmental issues.

Closing date: Monday 2nd November. Interviews will be held online in week beginning 18th November 2020

Buglife offer a benefits package including, Enhanced Pension, Flexible Working, 23 days annual leave (rising to 28 after 3 years service) in addition to winter close between Christmas and New Year.

To apply please follow the below link to our recruitment portal, please complete the application form and enclose your CV.