Public Engagement Officer (Living Seas Marine Conservation)
Location: Edinburgh with home working flexibility
Full Time, Fixed Term for 2 years
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
The purpose of the Living Seas Engagement Officer role is to foster engagement in the marine environment, increase public awareness of marine conservation, convey key Living Seas policy messages to a diverse range of communities, and support marine policy development.
The key success areas are raising public awareness and engagement in the Trust’s marine conservation work, identifying and creating new partnerships with community and coastal groups, further development of the Trust’s snorkel trail network, increasing connectivity between the Trust’s land-based and marine projects, and improved marine policy development.
Holding a degree in the marine/environmental field, you’ll have a strong personal commitment to marine nature conservation and a good knowledge of Scotland, its marine environment and the current conservation policy issues. Having experience of managing a diverse portfolio of projects and of developing outreach materials, you’ll have experience of working in a public facing role and the ability to work with a highly diverse range of people throughout the project area.
Closing Date: Wednesday 23 June 2021
To apply, complete the application form found at Netwrox Recruitment.
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a proud equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of their background. We are committed to helping to make the world of nature conservation as inclusive as possible, as we believe there should be no barriers to being involved, and that champions and role models from every part of society will be vital in helping to reverse the loss of biodiversity.