Local recruitment: Policy and Advocacy Manager - Water Quality (FTC)

Marine Conservation Society

United Kingdom 🇬🇧


Policy and Advocacy Manager – Water Quality (FTC)
Home-based, UK

Our values

We work to protect our ocean, and all that depend on it, the wildlife, the people, and now, our planet. We are looking for people who demonstrate our values, but who also contribute their own perspectives and experiences to add to our knowledge and our culture.

  • We are brave
  • We have integrity
  • We are a community
  • We are credible
  • We are positive
  • We are solutions focused

The opportunity

We want everyone to experience our wonderful coastlines and rivers at their best, but we must protect them using scientific based evidence to create the pressure for change. Our water quality specialist will use their research to influence policy development, communicate and advocate across government and the public to reduce marine litter. That data is a crucial part of how we get policy and legislation changes that will protect our waters, and our planet.

The time to act is now and we need you to join our clean seas team who are fundamental to our goals to reduce marine litter.

What you’ll do

  • Influence, through research, policy development, communication and advocacy, industry stakeholders, governments and the public to support the actions needed to achieve a reduction in marine pollution, with particular emphasis on reduction at source.
  • Lead development and delivery of policy and projects to achieve the objectives relating to marine pollution under the MCS Strategy, at regional, national, UK and international levels.
  • Develop, investigate and maintain an evidence base of the state of UK waters and stakeholder perceptions.
  • Work at senior industry level with organisations and agencies with power to influence activities in a way that would contribute to pollution reduction.
  • Provide technical support to the organisation regarding pollution projects and communications.

What you’ll need to show us

  • That you’ve got boat loads of knowledge on water quality.
  • How you’ve had experience handling research, information and materials from different sources.
  • Experienced in handling data and can demonstrate your analysis skills.
  • Proven ability to handle media relations, including preparing press releases and giving radio and TV interviews.
  • Your ability to use Microsoft Office apps, particularly Outlook, Access, Word, Excel and Teams.

What it’s like to join our team:

Our team are passionate advocates for our ocean and how it can support our climate. Our watercooler chats are like no other. We find that inspiring, but we’ve also got other ways to value your contribution:

  • Annual leave that starts at 25 days a year, plus Bank Holidays, increasing with service We also close between Christmas and New Year as extra time off.
  • 6% contribution to our stakeholder pension scheme.
  • Sick pay at full-pay for 8 weeks, then 8 more weeks at half-pay (after probation ends).
  • Great work life balance through flexible working, and you can work remotely in the UK if that fits with your role.
  • Support for your health and wellbeing with a programme of activities and an employee assistance programme for you and the people who live with you.

We also value who you are, and what you bring that makes you able to do your very best work. We work to our values, but welcome diversity of thought, of experience, and background. Equity, diversity and inclusion are part of everything that we do.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, particularly those that are under-represented in environmental and charity sectors.

Ready to dive in?

We understand that the application process can be difficult if you have a condition or disability that you live with. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to shine during your application process, so please let us know what we can do to accommodate you.

Read on through this pack – there’s lots more detail on the role and what to put in your application.

The closing date for applications is noon on 30 January 2023.

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