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Senior Marine Policy Officer

Ben Lascelles, June 29, 2016

Application deadline: Thursday, 14. July 2016 - 23:45 • Location: Cambridge, UK • Full time: 35 hours per week • Contract: Open-ended • Salary: circa £30,000 - £37,000 pro rata per annum plus competitive 12% pension benefit • Annual Leave: 25 days pro rata per annum 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 are looking for someone to lead strategic advocacy in regional and international policy processes to secure improved conservation outcomes for marine Important Bird Areas (IBA) and Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA), including designation of marine protected areas.

This exciting new role will play a key role in advancing conservation outcomes for seabirds, by providing strategic advice to the BirdLife International Marine Programme and delivering effective high-level advocacy in regional and international policy fora.

The ideal candidate will have: • Strong understanding of international environmental policy processes. • Demonstrated experience in international policy processes related to nature conservation, fisheries and/or the marine environment. • Experience with policy advocacy, lobbying and negotiation. • Experience in writing reports/position papers relating to policy and MEAs. • The ability to convey scientific/technical information in a clear and concise manner to a range of audiences. • The right to work in the UK

More details, including a job description, can be found here -

Closing date: Thursday 14 July 2016

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:

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held 19-20 July 2016.