We are looking for a talented Policy Adviser to join our outstanding research and innovation policy team. This role is an opportunity to work with some of the country’s best minds and most experienced business leaders. As Policy Adviser, you will be based at our airy, stylish offices in a prestigious location, opposite St James's Park. We can offer you excellent support and development, as well as the chance to grow your own profile in the engineering and policy worlds, and to make a real contribution to delivering lasting change.
These are exciting times for policy work at the Royal Academy of Engineering. The UK faces a range of complex challenges from energy and transport to data and AI (artificial intelligence) and the benefits and risks brought by disruptive technologies. Engineers have much to bring to these challenges, and as the UK’s National Academy for engineering we bring the very best minds in engineering to bear on issues of public policy.
We are now significantly expanding the scope and ambition of our work, collaborating closely with partners across the engineering profession through the National Engineering Policy Centre, to raise the visibility and impact of engineering on public policy. You will operate at its heart, developing and delivering policy advice on research, innovation and entrepreneurship.
You will develop and deliver high-quality, timely advice on research, innovation and entrepreneurship policy via a steady pipeline of reports, workshops, events, briefings and responses to consultations. You will enjoy regular interaction with stakeholders in academia, industry and government, while going the extra mile to build our public profile.
We will look to you to raise the profile of engineering innovation on the national stage, so we need a high-calibre professional who can hit the ground running. Educated to degree level, ideally in engineering, science or an allied discipline, you will have a good understanding of the UK’s research and innovation landscape. You will be interested in innovation, entrepreneurship and technology, familiar with parliamentary processes, and capable of building productive and respectful relationships with thought leaders.
Experience in event management would be very useful, as would confidence in quantitative skills, but it’s your initiative, drive and determination to advance the UK’s performance in engineering and technology innovation that will matter most.
In return, we offer an excellent package of benefits including a non-contributory pension scheme, BUPA cash plan, private medical insurance, subsidised restaurant, regular social activities, health and wellbeing programmes and the possibility of flexible working, as well as significant investment into your personal and professional development.
To find out more and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply link.
Closing date: 4 October 2019.
Interview date: w/c 14 October 2019.
Director of Programmes & Partnerships: Leadership role at an innovative NGO to tackle the causes of global deforestation.
Global Canopy is an innovative environmental organisation that targets the market forces driving two thirds of tropical deforestation worldwide. Our mission is to accelerate progress towards a deforestation-free global economy - through improved transparency, innovative finance and strategic communications. Since 2001, we have catalysed new thinking and action by leading governments, companies and investors worldwide.
We are recruiting a Programmes and Partnerships Director to help lead in the areas of Programme Strategy and planning, Development of new programme areas, and external relationships and fundraising – as well as playing a central role in the management of the organisation.
Full details are in our recruitment pack.
The Programmes and Partnerships Director is the lead accountable person for the strategic focus, sustainability and impact of Global Canopy’s Programmes.
Your role will be to effectively operationalise the Global Canopy’s strategy into programmes which are well resourced, well managed, and that deliver their expected outcomes. This will require an outward-facing orientation, maximising our ability as an organisation to enable, influence and increase accountability for the private and public sector organisations that we target.
You will have an exciting combination of responsibilities, building out the structures to ensure high quality delivery in line with agreed objectives, coaching and mentoring staff, and supporting the organisation’s ongoing development. You will add value to discussions around organisational structure, helping Global Canopy to improve collaboration between programmatic teams to effectively and efficiently deliver high quality work.
You will be someone who naturally builds positive relationships across the organisation, able to work collaboratively and create buy-in through influence and persuasion. You will be adaptable – flexing your approach to different situations and people. Some programmes need close support to develop, while established programmes need both space to deliver, and supportive challenge and help to learn and improve.
As a member of the management team, you will play a leading role in setting the culture of the organisation and living Global Canopy’s values. You will have shared responsibility for our organisational capability and ensuring that Global Canopy continues to evolve according to the strategy that you will help to set. You will attend quarterly board meeting – with accountability for programme implementation and impact.
Partnerships are at the heart of how Global Canopy works and key to maximising our impact. This includes both funding partnerships – taking a lead role on working with large institutional funders – as well as the key institutional partnerships that are central to delivering our programmes and achieving change.
>>>> Responsibilities :
1) Programme strategy and planning – 20%
- Programmatic strategy, planning and impact - responsible for ensuring each programme has effective programme design, planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Ensuring risks to delivery, impact and financial performance are understood and well managed, reporting back to SMT and Board as appropriate.
2) Development of new programme areas – 25%
- Development of new programme areas in line with Global Canopy’s strategic goals. Collaborative programme design from concept to implementation.
3) External Representation & fundraising – 25%
- Programmatic funding – building and maintaining strong relationships with donors, setting targets and overseeing the funding pipeline.
- External representation for Global Canopy as an institution, and for its major programmes.
- Creating and maintaining strong networks with relevant stakeholders, funders, and other organisations to help achieve our goals.
4) Management – 30%
- Resourcing, capability and structure of the programmes team including line management of relevant programme staff.
- Developing a culture of impact and learning and embedding this across the programmes team.
- Member of GC’s Management team, with shared responsibility for overall organisational success.
Essential Skills & Experience:
- Able to think strategically, and operationalise strategic plans
- Able to manage and oversee diverse programmes of activities, including creation of appropriate planning, reporting and monitoring processes.
- Experience of building relationships, and working in close partnerships with other organisations to leverage impact, increase delivery and raise funds.
- Experience of communications, outreach and advocacy, achieving impact by influencing and enabling other organisations.
- Able to build, develop and manage diverse & high performing teams. Management within a matrix organisation; able to inspire teams to collaborate on complex projects.
- Communication skills, across the organisation and with donors and stakeholders at the highest level.
- Knowledge of project management frameworks, and best practice in monitoring, evaluation and learning.
- Experience in developing, managing and leading programmes within an NGO setting
- Experience working on global projects and with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
- Experience in several of the following areas: forests and climate change, sustainability, international development, and achieving change in the private sector.
- Prepared to travel overseas.
Essential Behavioural Competencies:
- Coaching and mentoring approach.
- Builds positive relationships.
- Works collaboratively, creating buy-in through influence and persuasion.
- Able to challenge in a supportive way, helping others to learn
- Solutions/Action oriented; able to focus on results, not get distracted and to see work through to completion.
- Knowledge/Experience of working with the finance sector, especially on sustainability
>>>> How to apply
To apply for the position, please send an up-to date CV and covering letter
The covering letter should explain your motivation for the role, and how your skills and experience fit the person specification. (Please no more than 2 sides A4, mentioning where you first saw the role advertised).
The closing date for applications is Thursday 3rd October at 9am.
Interviews are provisionally planned for Thursday 10th October 2019 in Oxford.
If you have any questions about the position, then please contact Zuzka Majcova at Global Canopy. Contact details are availble in the recruitment pack, and on our website.
Applicant data will be managed in accordance with the policy which can be found on Global Canopy’s website
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Wilder Campaigns & Events Officer
Salary circa £23,000 - £24,000 pa (depending on experience & qualifications);
Full-time, 35 hours per week; permanent contract; post based at Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is the leading local nature conservation charity and is one of the largest of the county-based Wildlife Trusts with a lively, dedicated and passionate team of just over 100 staff and around 1,400 volunteers.
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of delivering engaging campaigns and events to be part of creating a wilder future for our two counties.
Wildlife is in freefall both locally and nationally and we are facing a nature emergency. In order to put nature into recovery, we need many more people on nature’s side.
We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and enthusiastic person to join our team and help us deliver an exciting new programme - ‘Team Wilder’ – encouraging thousands of individuals, groups and communities to take action for wildlife. The programme includes working with local communities to create wilder towns and cities, encouraging more people to garden for wildlife and inspiring more young people to get involved. This role will support our important new programme through the delivery of creative materials, communications and campaigns as well as helping to organise events and other engagement activity.
The role would suit someone with a passion for environmental and conservations issues, who enjoys finding creative and effective ways of inspiring and mobilising people to act.
Our ideal candidate should have experience of developing and delivering effective public-facing engagement campaigns, using both on and offline tools.
This is a new role within the Advocacy and Engagement team and will work closely with the Engagement Manager as well as with colleagues in Marketing and Communications and across the Trust. The ability to build positive working relationships, both internally and externally is a must.
If you have the skills and experience to help the Wildlife Trust create a movement of people taking action and would like to play a role in nature’s recovery, we’d love to hear from you.
Closing date: Midday – Friday 11th October 2019
Interviews: Wednesday 16th October 2019
The Wildlife Trust (TWT) value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. We believe that a diverse workforce will help us create our vision of ‘people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife.’
To apply for the role of Wilder Campaigns & Events Officer, please apply via the button shown.
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Additional Keywords: Wilder Campaigns & Events Officer, Campaigns & Events Officer, Campaign & Engagement Officer, Campaign Engagement Executive, Campaign Executive, Engagement Executive, Marketing.
To enable us to further market our presence and our activities, , we are seeking an Engagement & Social Media Officer. This is a key role and the post holder will have the opportunity to use their existing experience and skills to really shape the engagement activities of the Community Forest. This is not ‘just’ an office job. The successful applicant will be just as comfortable rolling up their sleeves and helping out onsite at events as they will be at delivering community marketing campaigns.
Working at the Thames Chase Trust’s busy Visitor Centre, the post holder will need to support trustees, the small staff team and volunteers to:
- Deliver the stretching ambitions for the Thames Chase Trust through managing the digital and media operations, its presentation and maintenance and with accountability for key outcomes relating to interpretation and publicity of the Community Forest
- Maximise the influence and reputation of the Thames Chase Trust by raising its profile in the media, the local community and other environmental groups.
- Ensure that Thames Chase projects have maximum opportunities for business growth through the introduction of new initiatives, effective publicity and marketing campaigns and associated events and function.
Use the Visitor Centre as the information hub for the Community Forest and the work of the Thames Chase Trust and to promote the objectives of the Thames Chase Plan.
To be considered for this position, please supply a covering statement as well as your CV when applying for the role.
- Competency in managing websites and in using various forms of digital media to help successfully develop stakeholder engagement and e-fundraising.
- Create ideas and initiatives then present and implement them.
- All-rounder type attitude and team player ethic in having the ability to contribute in other areas.
About the Thames Chase Trust
The Thames Chase Trust aims to make the Thames Chase Community Forest an inspirational example of landscape regeneration through cost effective environmental improvements that change lives and that demonstrates the values outlined in the Thames Chase Plan through exemplar community led management of the Forest and in the Thames Chase Forest Centre.
About the Thames Chase Community Forest
The Thames Chase Community Forest covers 40 square miles of countryside around the London/Essex borders and encompasses countryside in Barking and Dagenham, Brentwood, Havering, Thurrock and Essex. Within its boundaries there has been a concerted effort, and success, over the last 30 years to re-generate despoiled landscape and enhance the natural environment for the benefit of local people and wildlife.
The Sustainable Restaurant Association serve as the intersection of the foodservice industry and the sustainable food movement. Through both their industry standard sustainability rating and their bespoke consultancy, training and support the SRA help food businesses become more sustainable. Their membership covers a smorgasbord of foodservice businesses, from high end to high street, from street-food staples to workplace canteens, from independent cafés to Michelin-starred restaurants.
The Sustainable Restaurant Association now seeks an established Chair to lead the board and ensure it provides governance of the highest quality and rigour as the organisation enters an exciting new phase of growth.
The new Chair will bring the gravitas and credibility required to lead a high performing board. You will share the motivation and values of the Sustainable Restaurant Association and be able to foster effective working relationships with the rest of the board and CEO.
You will bring considerable senior leadership and governance experience from within an organisation of scale and complexity and feel comfortable in a public facing ambassadorial role.
The Sustainable Restaurant Association is committed to achieving greater diversity in its board, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.
To read more about the role, and to find out how to apply, please read the detailed Appointment Brief on the Prospectus website which can be reached by clicking on the apply button.
If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, please contact our retained advisors Jess Stockford or James Wilkinson at Prospectus.
Applications for this opportunity are being assessed on a rolling basis, please submit your application at the earliest opportunity in order to be considered.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, personable and professional individual to join our Membership Team. Our Membership and Professional Standards Executive is the key point of contact for applicants. By supporting individuals through their membership journey you will be integral to ensuring our current members and prospective members receive a seamless service when joining and renewing their membership(s).
Other key functions of the role include providing secretarial support to the CIWEM professional standards committees, recruitment of application assessors and reviewers, maintaining strong relationships with external licencing bodies and identifying opportunities for upgrading existing and new members into higher grades of membership, systematically and regularly following up enquiries.
Your ability to plan and prioritise work is essential in this busy environment, along with demonstrated effective communication skills enabling you to deliver a high standard of customer service to both members and volunteers. We are looking for someone with a friendly, supportive and collaborative approach to work to play a key role in the recruitment and registration of members, and be central to the success of the Institution.
Reporting to the Head of Learning and Development, you will be a self-starter with a flexible approach, excellent organisational skills and a passion for the environment.
You will thrive on working in a busy, fast-paced environment and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. You will have a working knowledge of the MS Office suite and experience with CRM systems.
Our ideal candidate is someone with a keen interest and passion for the environment, with an ambition to use their professional skills to increase awareness of environmental challenges and support our members towards achieving a safer, sustainable world.
- To be a champion of excellent customer service by acting as the first point of contact for telephone and email queries relating to membership of CIWEM, providing accurate and concise information and advice in a polite and timely manner.
- Be the first point of contact for Chartership, Fellow and engineering applications and assessor and reviewer volunteers.
- To take responsibility for processing applications for our Chartered, Fellow and Engineering grades of membership in a timely manner.
- Provide secretarial and administrative support to volunteer committees, this will include:
- Scheduling meetings with the relevant people at a time and date that is convenient to all parties
- Work with the chair to agree and disseminate the agenda
- Liaising with appropriate external contacts and internal teams
- Booking rooms and organising refreshments
- Collating, circulating and printing papers in advance of the meeting
- Minuting the meeting and agreeing with chair before disseminating them (noting that some meetings may be confidential in nature.)
- Maintaining strong relationships with the external licencing bodies.
- To be responsible for accurate and timely data entry / maintenance of CIWEM membership records on CIWEM’s CRM system.
- Ensure the timely payment of membership subscription fees.
- Support the annual audit of CPD.
- Promote the routes to professional registration to existing non-registrants and non-members.
How to apply?
To apply please submit you CV and covering letter explaining how you meet the personal specification by midnight on 30 September 2019.
Director of Partnerships
£73,000-£78,000 per annum
Living Planet Centre Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LL with some flexibility
With the scale of the challenge facing nature there are few roles as important as this. Our mission to halt and reverse nature's decline is a big ask. We know we cannot succeed alone, which is why we will need game-changing, sector-leading, partnerships. This is where your expertise comes in as Director of Partnerships. We want you to work with businesses to deliver amazing partnerships that will deliver change on the ground, shift government policies and engage with the public. This is your chance to join a charity with ambitious growth plans to achieve our mission.
As our Director of Partnerships, you will come with an entrepreneurial mindset and a clear vision to head up the implementation of an overarching partnerships strategy and plan. This will involve leading and inspiring your team to develop our approach to corporate engagement and partnership as well as secure and build partnerships to deliver ambitious income targets. You will develop a high performing team, set direction as well as manage budgets and deliver financial reporting. You will also help establish a strong pipeline and portfolio of partnership and engagement opportunities as well as build relationships at senior level with new and existing partners. You will form strong links across WWF UK and the global WWF network to ensure we maximise all openings to deliver against our mission too.
Of graduate calibre you will have a track record in visionary strategy development, corporate engagement and partnerships. You will have extensive expertise in developing and overseeing corporate sustainability strategies as well as securing and growing partnerships. Critically you will be experienced at achieving six-figure financial targets and delivering wider value for an organisation.
Comfortable managing budgets and building high performing teams, you will be effective at managing relationships at senior level. You will favour a collaborative working style and possess outstanding interpersonal, influencing and communication skills. Of course, you will be able to demonstrate a commitment to the natural world and WWF’s core mission too.
How to Apply
If you have the skills to develop partnerships to raise our voice, enhance our profile, increase our relevance and grow support for our mission, please click on the link and apply via our website. Complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.
Our world needs you like never before. We are the first generation to know we are destroying the world and we could be the last that can do anything about it. We’re looking for people who are passionate about making it politically, socially and economically unacceptable to destroy our planet’s natural resources. We need you to join us in the fight for our world.
Closing date: 22nd September 2019
Are you an energetic and natural people person who is excited about developing strong relationships in communities? Do you think climate change and biodiversity loss are the most important issues we face? Join The Commitment as our first Community Engagement Lead and encourage people to speed up political action to ensure a thriving world.
About The Commitment
The Commitment is a new initiative which aims to speed up political action to address climate change and biodiversity loss. We believe that rapidly rising public concern about this issue has not been matched by political action and our intention is to encourage UK politicians to take bold and courageous action. The Commitment is not about behaviour change of individuals; there are plenty of great organisations doing this. This is about people harnessing their democratic power to instigate political change. We will focus on MPs in their constituencies and on local councillors, showing them that they have a mandate to take bold and radical action. Citizens will make a powerful and personal online statement of commitment to government-led change; they’ll commit to voting in elections for candidates who are most credible in delivering our targets for nature and the climate. Commitments will be gathered online by constituency and presented to local politicians to show the number and social breadth of citizens supporting radical action and committing to vote for it.
We are currently in the Research and Development phase, having conducted a robust survey to understand peoples’ appetite for having their lives changed through government-led action to address climate change and biodiversity loss. Next is the opportunity to test this out in a couple of different constituencies. We’re looking for a keen Community Engagement Lead who is excited about connecting with local people to support, inspire and mobilise them into action!
About the role
As our very first Community Engagement Lead you will embed yourself within one or two constituencies for our first trial. The trial will be within an hour’s travel of a major London train station and you will lead the process of deciding exactly where. Your role will be to understand what it takes to encourage a substantial number of people to make The Commitment, and how we might scale so that the idea takes off nationally. Learning what doesn’t work will be just as important as what works. We are a small team. Your job description will be continuously evolving, and you’ll thrive off the excitement of starting something with big ambition. Initially your main objectives will be to:
● Identify and meet with potential Commitment Champions from all sections of society. It could be the local imam; leader of the local Women's Institute; student leader; the community garden volunteer.
● Work in a human centred way to understand what people want and respond effectively
● Listen and support Champions to introduce The Commitment to their networks in the most resonant way. Support could include setting up and running training events, creating toolkits and resources, modifying key messages
● Forge successful partnerships with local branches of national organisations
● Write a toolkit for people to adapt for their own constituencies
● Collect Commitments online
● Gather feedback on how we can improve
● You are a natural people person who enjoys making connections with people from all walks of life. You’re a persuasive communicator who can rally people to a cause you’re passionate about but perhaps more importantly, you’re also a fantastic listener.
● You are already well connected in a potential constituency, or you know how to create a network quickly. Perhaps you have experience in community organising.
● You believe in what The Commitment is doing and you like to contribute your ideas in order to make us a stronger organisation.
● The fact that you’ll be working in largely uncharted territory will be exciting to you and you thrive on the fast paced and ever-changing nature of an early stage initiative
● Happy to work in a very flexible and changing environment; you’ll be the third full time member of the team, which also has three part time members. We also have over 20 freelancers and part time volunteers. We don’t currently have a permanent base; you’ll be fine working from a mixture of home or different spots around London
● A three month role initially, with strong likelihood of extension if everything goes well.
● Full time, with the flexibility to work (within reason) where and when you like
● £28-32k pro rata
● Please send a covering letter and CV by Sunday 29th September
● First round interviews will take place week commencing 30th September, second round interviews will take place 7th - 9th October.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.