Policy & Advocacy Officer

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust


The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working for nature’s
recovery and to bring people closer to nature.

Our vision for a wilder future is beautiful and vital!’

Our future has to be wilder!

We are seeking a Policy & Advocacy Officer to join our cause.

We are looking for a highly motivated person with a passion and energy for politics to join our
team and help us develop compelling policy solutions and advocacy campaigns to engage, inspire
and influence decision makers in the run-up to the 2024 General Election and beyond to ensure
nature’s recovery is kept at the heart of the public and political conversation.

You will play a key role in securing nature’s recovery across the two counties and beyond. Our
recent campaign, such as our joint Tipner West Campaign with the RSPB successfully mobilised
over 30,000 people to take action to oppose a development on legally protected habitats. We are
soon launching an advocacy campaign to get legal protections in local and national policy for
all our iconic chalk streams.

This is an exciting time for nature policy locally and nationally and you will be working to
shape policy and how it is delivered on the ground, for example working on the Local Nature
Recovery Strategies and driving councils to integrate the Strategy into their plans, policies
and delivery.

Wild About Inclusion!

As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the
communities in which we live and work. We encourage applications from all sections of the
community, particularly those underrepresented within our sector, including people from black,
Asian, minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a
Movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

We are happy to discuss the possibilities of hybrid and flexible working

This role will be based at our office in Curdridge, however, we are happy to accommodate a
hybrid working routine, and discuss a pattern of work which is mutually suitable for the right
candidate. Officially, office hours are Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm with an hour lunch break.

We offer a wide range of benefits including a competitive salary, generous annual leave
allowance, a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, learning and development support,
24-hour access to our employee assistance programme and more.

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