Communications and Campaigns Officer

This exciting and dynamic role will contribute to and support the delivery of the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s (WWT) communications and campaigns strategy and help manage our relationships with the media to support public engagement, income generation and awareness raising about the value of wetlands and our work around the world. It will also help develop new and imaginative ways of broadening our audiences to encourage a million people to take action for wetlands.

You’ll bring your experience, track record of dealing with journalists and knowledge of the current media landscape to our talented Communications and Campaigns team. You’ll work alongside the Communications and Campaigns manager to ensure we’re regularly securing high quality coverage of WWT, our campaigns and our work in the media and wider public sphere.

Using your creativity, experience in building relationships and understanding of current environmental issues, you will build networks of contacts within WWT and externally, including within the media, to identify coverage opportunities and develop compelling stories to promote our work.

You will respond effectively to enquiries coming through our press office and monitor and analyse the media landscape and our coverage.  You’ll bring your excellent writing skills to the fore when drafting a range of written media, social media and web materials. You will be well used to targeting communications at different audiences.  Your knowledge will enable you to support staff with media handling and become a trusted source of PR and reputational advice across the organisation.

You will enjoy working under your own initiative and within a team, with a positive ‘can do’ attitude and an ability to think laterally with the ability to spot an opportunity

It’s an exciting time to join WWT. 2021 is our 75th anniversary, but we’re not sitting on our laurels. We’re looking to the future and have set ourselves ambitious targets to develop bigger and better wetlands and increase understanding of the crucial role they play in helping to solve the major environmental and societal issues of our day. This post will play a vital role in helping us to achieve these aims.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free car parking and secure bike storage areas
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres
  • WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Please note we can offer flexibility around working from home on an agreed number of days per week. If this is of interest then we are happy to discuss this at interview stage.

Closing date: Sunday 28th February

Interview date: Friday 12th March

How to Apply

 For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit

http://jobs.wwt.org.uk/vacancies/1342/ConsJobs/communications_and_campaigns_officer/

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Key Information

Salary:

£26,669 per annum

Organisation:

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

Duration:

Permanent

Hours:

Full Time

Level:

Mid Level

Sectors:

Conservation, Ecology, Environment, Marketing, Nature & Wildlife, Sustainability

Location:

Slimbridge, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

28th February 2021 at 11:45pm

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