Director of Policy
- Location: Cambridge, UK
- Full time: 35 hours per week
- Contract: Open-ended
- Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata in year 1, increasing by 1 day pa to 28 days
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation Partnership. Through our
unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the
benefit of nature and people.
We have an opportunity for an experienced policy leader with exceptional negotiation and
influencing skills to join our global team, and to develop and implement BirdLife’s ambitious
policy agenda. Leading a diverse and multi-located team, and working with support of the
Partnership, the Director of Policy will lead the work to influence policy makers to achieve
the outcomes of BirdLife’s strategy.
The successful candidate will demonstrate a track record of high-level involvement in
management, policy formulation and advocacy. You will have an excellent understanding of
international environmental issues, institutions and government affairs, especially those
related to biodiversity conservation and climate change. You will have proven skills in
negotiation, high level representation, lobbying and public speaking.
See the full job description on the BirdLife International website.
BirdLife values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the
community. We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive and supportive culture, a
place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We aim to promote a more inclusive
environment, which attracts all candidates and signals our commitment to celebrate and promote
diversity. We will consider putting into place appropriate reasonable adjustments for
candidates who may have a disability.
We are able to offer a hybrid model of working on site and from home/remote for most roles,
which helps to ensure a flexible work life balance
Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the
applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees
known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email,
stating where the advert was seen, to: [email protected] marking your application with
“Director of Policy” in the subject line.
Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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