Communications and Events Officer
Business and Nature Coalition£29,000 - £32,000pa
Woking GU21 4LL
Communications and Events Officer – The Role
Biodiversity has been in decline for decades but there is an opportunity for this to change as the UN Convention for Biodiversity will agree a new framework covering 2020-2030 in Beijing, China, in 2020. Consequently 2020 is a key moment to secure commitments to stop the loss of nature by 2030, and to restore nature to more sustainable levels by 2050. Businesses have a particularly key role to play and WWF-UK supports an independent ‘Business and Nature coalition’ (working title – final name to be confirmed) to stimulate business leadership on the issue of biodiversity. This is where your skills come in.
We need you to take responsibility for developing and coordinating innovative communication tools and outputs for multiple audiences. These will include coalition members and partners as well as the media and decision-makers in the UK and at the UN. You will be involved in developing and implementing communication strategies, coordinating business-focused events and launching and maintaining a bespoke website.
In addition, you will identify opportunities and channels as well as help prepare tools to reach business audiences and engage them in environmental topics. You will also manage coalition events at UN meetings and other key political moments.
Communications and Events Officer – Requirements
You must have a qualification in communications related to the private sector and social or environmental issues and a passion for environmental and social change. Ideally, you will have experience in business to business communications and of engaging directly with media. Used to developing and implementing strategy, you will be able to prioritise workloads and operate to tight deadlines. Highly organised you will have excellent communication and relationship building skills too.
Who are we?
WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive.
Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.
That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.
WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.
Communications and Events Officer – How to Apply
Please visit our website via the link and complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role as well as why this role is for you.
Deadline for applications is 13 June and the interviews will take place on 21 June.
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.
WWF-UK is a registered charity in England and Wales 1081247 and in Scotland SC039593