The Wildlife Trusts are working to bring wildlife back to our land and seas and make nature a part of life, for everyone. We’re helping to make life better – for wildlife, for people and for future generations.

Our vision is a world where people are close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife. But the climate and the natural world are in crisis. Much of our wildlife has disappeared and our wild places are becoming smaller and disconnected from each other. This contributes to the climate emergency and, at the same time, means wildlife is less able to adapt to the changes in climate that we are already seeing. Across society, people are suffering from lack of access to, and connection with, nature. We urgently need nature to recover.

We are currently looking for a Marine Planning Officer to help influence offshore wind development policy and the marine spatial planning process to improve the quality of decisions taken at a project and strategic level.

The role will deliver The Wildlife Trusts’ belief that development in the marine environment should be the right technology, in the right place, and not at the expense of the natural environment.

We are looking for someone with the following:

Good knowledge of marine biodiversity, marine ecosystems and maritime industries.

A degree or equivalent in a relevant subject.

Knowledge of marine science and legislation and experience of policy work.

Experience of networking with a wide range of people.

Excellent written and spoken communication for a wide range of audiences.

Understanding of marine wildlife conservation issues.

Project management skills.

Full current UK driving licence and use of own car

About us:

We are determined to reconnect people everywhere to the natural world and empower people to take action for nature’s recovery.

The Wildlife Trusts is a federated movement of charities dedicated to this vision and driven by our beliefs. Together we have 850,000 members, 35,000 volunteers and 2,000 staff across the UK, Alderney and the Isle of Man. We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility.

The Wildlife Trusts are wild about inclusion! We know wildlife will benefit from our people being as diverse as nature is, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.

Closing date: Sunday 19 July 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 28 July 2020 (to be held virtually)