Policy and Advocacy Manager (Wales) – Maternity Cover

Policy and Advocacy Manager (Wales)

Full-time, Fixed Term Maternity Cover (9-12 months)

Starting Monday 24th September 2018

Flexible location options welcome – Regular travel to meetings around Wales, especially Cardiff.

Closing date: Sunday 15 July 2018

Interviews: Friday 27 July 2018

We are seeking a seeking a talented and enthusiastic Policy and Advocacy Manager (Wales) to lead on Welsh policy areas and to have input into wider UK policy, when needed. This post will be an exciting combination of policy and advocacy in order to achieve real changes for our marine environment.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a background in policy and legislation, in marine or another environmental subject.  You’ll be instrumental in providing advice for the development of coherent marine policy, for making responses to policy consultations and being active in environmental policy or political liaison work.  You’ll need to be able to represent MCS with assurance when attending policy events and in developing MCS policy documents.

As a confident communicator, you will have a track record in responding to consultations, producing persuasive documents for a range of audiences and be able to achieve MCS’ conservation objectives through policy advocacy.

The remit will include implementing UK legislation, such as the Marine Act and National legislation such as Wellbeing of Future Generation Act and products of the Environment Act (Wales) and supporting MCS work on our exit from the EU.


  • Understanding of issues surrounding marine policy including European, UK and National acts and any other forthcoming relevant bills
  • Experienced in writing persuasive responses to government consultations in marine or another environmental discipline
  • Have an understanding of how government policy is developed and implemented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, confidence when presenting in a compelling way to a range of audiences, including Members of the Welsh Assembly.

We would be open to applications for secondments to this role

The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been the voice for our seas for 30 years; championing sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine wildlife.

This is a very exciting time for the right candidate to join us, so to learn more about our important work visit our website at www.mcsuk.org

MCS is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

How to Apply

Application forms can be downloaded from our careers page (sorry, no CVs): https://www.mcsuk.org/jobs/jobs

Please mention ConservationJobs.co.uk when applying for this job!

Key Information


Up to £30,700 dependent on experience


Marine Conservation Society


Fixed Term


Full Time


Mid Level


Marine Conservation, Policy & Legislation


Flexible options welcome - regular travel to Cardiff, occasional to Ross-on-Wye, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.