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Associate Programme Officer (AD1257)

Conserving Land and Seascapes | Permanent, full-time, Associate Officer

£20,000 to £26,000 depending on skills and experience

Closing date: 2021-10-03

We are seeking an organised, proactive and adaptable individual to join the Centre as an Associate Programme Officer. This role provides an exciting opportunity to support an expanding portfolio of work on public and private decision-making in the marine and coastal environment, including through our collaboration with the Norwegian Environment Agency in support of the Norwegian development cooperation in partner countries.

This role will involve assisting decision-makers with mobilising and using biodiversity data for improved marine and coastal spatial planning and environmental management, as well as strengthening regional and global ocean governance, and supporting efforts to transition towards sustainable blue economies. You will have demonstrated knowledge of spatial environmental data and an understanding of its practical application within planning and regulation, with particular emphasis on marine and coastal environments.

You will have proven ability to produce high quality outputs, tailored to the intended audience. You will enjoy working as part of a high performing team that links national-level support to regional- and global-level solutions. If you have a genuine interest in strengthening environmental management in the public and private sectors through improved access to information and the necessary qualifications and skills to achieve this, we want to hear from you

We will provide you with the opportunity to work on high-impact projects, where your work really makes a difference to the field of conservation, working with both public and private sectors and at national and global scales. In addition to training and development opportunities, we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including generous pension contributions.

WCMC attaches great importance to addressing safeguarding and ethical considerations in all activities carried out by its staff, including where partner organisations or individuals are part of the delivery of our work. This includes children and vulnerable adults in the community who may be vulnerable to abuse. WCMC act with integrity, are transparent and expect applicants to share the same values.

WCMC is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We aim to create a supportive and inclusive working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit. We do not discriminate against staff on the basis of age; race; sex; disability; gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity; religion; faith or belief.  

WCMC is a UK charity that promotes for public benefit the conservation, protection, enhancement and support of nature and natural resources worldwide. We do this by collecting, storing, processing, analysing, interpreting and sharing data that increase our knowledge and understanding of biodiversity and the conservation of nature. Good data are the foundation of informed decision-making and we work with many partners to help them develop their knowledge and capacity to make good decisions. 

If you are looking for a rewarding and challenging post where you can work at the interface between conservation and real-world development, we want to hear from you. Please complete our application form, personal details form and send it together with your CV and a short covering letter through the link below by 3rd October 2021.

Please note that this is a position with WCMC the UK-registered charity and is not a position working for the United Nations. It is a UK based role and the successful applicant will be expected to reside within commuting distance of Cambridge and within the UK. Some of our roles are eligible for visa sponsorship, providing the relevant sponsorship criteria are met.