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£40,800 - £45,263 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Head of Marine Policy
Reference: JUL20214278
Location: RSPB Scotland – HQ - Edinburgh
Salary: £40,800.00 - £45,263.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance, 26 days Annual Leave

This is a Permanent, Full Time role. This role will require occasional work beyond normal office hours and overnight stays away from home, as well as frequent travel to Edinburgh.

We’re looking for an outstanding individual to lead RSPB Scotland’s marine policy work and to provide a key leadership role in delivering the RSPB’s wider marine work.

There’s been some good progress in recent years, but we need to do much more to solve the nature and climate emergency. At sea, we need to ensure protected areas are genuinely protected from damage and are well managed and restored, and we need to eliminate threats to seabirds from unsustainable fisheries, marine developments and invasive non-native species - globally and in the UK.

What’s the role about?

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Lead and manage RSPB Scotland’s Marine Policy Team, developing and advocating public policy that will safeguard seabird populations and tackle their declines.
  • Set the team’s strategic work programme in line with the RSPB’s overarching strategy and manage its implementation.
  • Advocate RSPB Scotland’s marine policy to relevant, high-level, external audiences (including relevant governments, businesses, NGOs) to effect change and to provide specialist support to senior colleagues.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships, including formal partnerships where appropriate, with external stakeholders, including other NGOs and businesses, to build optimum conditions for successful advocacy of RSPB marine policy positions.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and development of the RSPB’s marine policy work, and the work programmes of other RSPB departments including scientific research and communications and being a member of, and/or communicating with, relevant strategy boards.
  • Oversee relevant policy research, and the development of policy positions and the development and delivery of projects and materials that further the RSPB’s marine policy advocacy objectives.
  • Give talks to outside organisations and RSPB Members Groups.
  • Carry out media work, in liaison with the RSPB Scotland media team, and produce articles for internal and external publications and social media.
  • Develop and maintain good contacts with other marine stakeholders including environmental organisations and agencies, scientists, marine industries, and relevant Government departments.

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Qualified to at least degree level in relevant discipline e.g. environment, conservation, marine management
  • Experience of high level policy analysis and advocacy related to marine nature conservation
  • Experience of planning and regulatory systems and protected area networks
  • Experience of managing programmes of work in policy campaigns and managing policy teams.
  • Excellent understanding of marine conservation policy, especially related to seabirds and, ideally, fisheries.
  • Excellent understanding of Scottish, and UK political systems, and how marine conservation policy and legislation is developed and implemented
  • Excellent understanding of the role of public-facing communications and campaigns in supporting policy advocacy and effecting change.
  • Knowledge of the RSPB and its policy work
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills, to advocate RSPB positions to key decision makers and stakeholders at the highest levels of Government, Parliament and other institutions and industries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage a heavy, diverse and unpredictable workload
  • Ability to travel throughout Scotland and, on occasion, other parts of the UK

Expiry date: 23:59, 22 August 2021
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 17th September 2021.

To Apply and for More Information:

If you would like to apply and find out more about this position, please click the apply button to be directed to our website to download the application form/information pack and other relevant documents.

As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form to evidence of how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience requested.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

No agencies please.

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Posted on: 03 August 2021
Closing date: 22 August 2021
Job ref: 158346_RB
Tags: Policy/Research,Senior Management
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