Local recruitment: Campaigns Manager

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT)

Slimbridge, UK 🇬🇧

Ref: CM(23)/FMC

Location: WWT Slimbridge and Headquarters, Hybrid Working

Department: Fundraising, Marketing and Communications

Salary: £41,340 per annum

Position type: Full Time

Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Based at Slimbridge Wetland Centre with the opportunity for hybrid working. It is expected the role will need to attend Slimbridge once a week and as required for key meetings

About the role

Are you passionate about building public understanding and support for nature?

Do you have the skills and experience to lead the development of WWT’s approach to public campaigning?

From restoring nature both weird and wonderful to protecting communities from the devastating impact of flooding, wetlands are a powerful weapon in the fight against the climate crisis. And we need someone to help us shout about the superpowers held by this under-rated habitat and build a movement of over 1million people taking action to protect, restore and create bigger and better wetlands.

We’re looking for a strategic Campaigns Manager to join us at an exciting time for WWT as we launch our new strategy to 2030 and put WWT at the heart of the conservation debate.

This role will be critical in developing WWT’s overarching campaign strategy and building a bolder voice for wetlands and the amazing wildlife that they support. Working with colleagues across the organisation, you’ll lead impactful and dynamic public-facing campaigns that support our ambitious plans. You’ll be able to bring the incredible stories of wetlands to life, driving more people to take direct action while building WWT’s profile and influence with key audiences and decision makers.

We’re an organisation of action, running multiple conservation projects and networks in the UK and around the world, as well as our own network of wetland visitor sites in the UK. As our Campaigns Manager you will lead a team to  project manage organisation-wide campaigns, in the UK and internationally, and also provide campaigning advice and grow campaigning capacity at WWT.

We are seeking an individual:

Experienced in designing and delivering public-facing, integrated campaigns aimed at a diverse range of audiences, including the public, supporters, policy makers and stakeholders, which deliver measurable results.

With a track record of developing and implementing ambitious and strategic campaign plans to raise an organisation’s profile raising, drive public engagement and behaviour change which leads to direct action for a cause.

A strategic thinker, you will be skilled in building effective working relationships across an organisation and advising colleagues on communications campaigns and how to engage target audiences.

Experienced in working in complex organisations and turning technical, scientific data and evidence into engaging communications and campaigns to inspire and drive support with key target audiences.

If you want to make a direct contribution to the conservation of wetlands and wetland species at a critical moment for the natural world then click apply.

We are based in Slimbridge Wetland Centre, Gloucestershire, but support hybrid working with an expectation for team members to be in Slimbridge at least once a week.

About us

WWT is a wetland conservation charity that works in the UK and around the world. We’re driven by a love of nature. These amazing habitats are essential to all life, including our own. But across the world their health is under threat, and that’s damaging for wildlife, the planet, and for us.

Healthy wetlands are one of the most nature-rich habitats on earth and they help control our climate. They store carbon, prevent flooding, reduce pollution, and the livelihoods of many communities entirely depend on them.

That’s why we work directly to protect, restore and create healthy wetlands, and why we inspire and help others to do the same. We make change happen, through our conservation projects around the world and our pioneering wetland centres across the UK, where each year a million people come to engage with nature.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, increasing to 38 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme matching up to 7%
  • Life assurance providing 3 times annual salary
  • Access to a wide range of resources to support your health and wellbeing including our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing date:  9 October 2023

Interview date:  Week commencing 16 October 2023

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

Job description: 10_Campaigns_Manager_Vacancy_2023.pdf

Closing Date: 09/10/2023

Unless specifically stated, we do not accept CVs for job applications





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