Policy Officer

Policy Officer at Wales Environment Link

The organisation

Wales Environment Link (WEL) is a network of 28 diverse NGOs with environmental, countryside and heritage interests, most of which have an all-Wales focus.

As an umbrella body WEL represents the shared interests of its member organisations. Its role is to support the many exciting and varied environmental organisations working in Wales to help them achieve their collective aims. WEL does this by facilitating collaborative working amongst its members and with like-minded partner organisations; and by presenting their joint positions on issues to government and key decision makers in Wales. WEL is a respected intermediary body connecting the government and the environmental NGO (eNGO) sector in Wales.

Our Working Groups provide important fora for staff of WEL member organisations to discuss Welsh environmental policy and legislation. Through the work of WEL’s Working Groups, members produce joint statements to the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh Government and other statutory bodies. At present we have Working Groups focussing on Advocacy, Governance, Land Use, Marine, and Natural Resources and Biodiversity. We provide support for the Sustainable Development Alliance in Wales and work closely with Stop Climate Chaos Cymru. We also coordinate a project to encourage Assembly Members to become Species Champions.

The post

Location:Baltic House, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff

Position type: Full time contract until end of March 2021, with the possibility of extension until March 2022.

Salary scale: £27,730 – £36,552

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good background in both coordinating and motivating groups and developing policy. The ideal candidate will be personable and diligent with the tenacity to progress difficult discussions between WEL members in order to achieve mutual decisions. The post holder will work closely with the WEL Working Groups to develop WEL statements and consultation responses in an efficient and effective manner. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the public sector in Wales and be responsible for organising suitable events and opportunities to advocate agreed WEL policy positions to decision makers in Wales.

As one of the main points of contact for our Working Group Chairs, other group members and Welsh Government Officials you will be a confident, self-motivated, approachable, organised and meticulous coordinator and an extremely effective communicator with a demonstrable enthusiasm for the work of environmental campaigning organisations.

How to Apply

Applications

Full job description, person specification and job application form can be downloaded from www.waleslink.org/recruitment. Alternatively they may be requested by email: karen@waleslink.org or phone: 029 2049 7509.

Closing date: Monday 3rd June (9.00am)

Interviews: Cardiff, week commencing 10th or 17th June

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Key Information

Salary:

£27,730 - £36,552

Organisation:

Wales Environment Link

Duration:

Fixed Term

Hours:

Full Time

Level:

Graduate, Mid Level

Sectors:

Campaigning, Environment

Location:

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

3rd June 2019 at 9:00am

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