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Corporate Campaigner

Reference number: A5190220

Location: Flexible

We're in the midst of a nature and climate crisis. Tackling this needs urgent action, from every element in society and we are looking for an experienced and dynamic campaigner to help us work with key private sector players to drive nature's recovery in imaginative ways. You'll join an organisation that will be championing positive action over the course of one of the biggest years for nature and the climate - where new laws will be made across the UK, new agreements forged at global levels and new trade deals struck.

To seize the opportunities 2020 presents, RSPB is investing in our biggest ever integrated campaign that uses a range of political, cultural, community and corporate tactics to create a shift in public pressure for nature and climate solutions. This role contributes to the corporate strand of this work programme.

We want you to help identify strategically important players from the private sector and the right suite of tools and tactics to use with them to drive nature's recovery - from campaigning to change a business's supply chain so it becomes nature enhancing rather than nature harming, through to encouraging pro-nature choices from their customers.

This is a new way of working for the RSPB and you'll be at the vanguard of us learning by doing. But this won't be about empire-building - we want to identify the best ways to empower and equip existing allies and movements as well as our workforce and supporters, to challenge and engage businesses.

We want you to lead our work focussing on key food and farming issues for nature's recovery, in the context of trade deal negotiations. (We also have a discrete project on sand eel fisheries and seabird recovery we would like this role to develop for 2021.) We know what we want to address, we know the levers in the system that we want to put pressure on, and we have some ideas about the tactics we could employ, but we need a dedicated campaigner to help us shape how we do it and deliver it for us. Your role will include:

• Actively connecting with other people working on trade, food and farming post-Brexit to build a broad-based alliance in support of high standards (building out into the farming, food, health, consumer, animal welfare communities, not just the environment movement),
• Working with these allies to agree the kinds of interventions we need to take, whether collectively or individually, to protect and build on high standards
• To make recommendations to RSPB based on this insight about how we can best contribute to this action and the kind of campaign we should run (ourselves or in coalition).
• Design and deliver the campaign, with support from our campaign, communications, policy and advocacy teams.

This is a really exciting opportunity for anyone that is interested in food production, trade and nature's recovery, bringing together a range of players to give our demands for climate and nature more political salience and visibility. Being new territory for the RSPB's campaigns team, the individual in post will have a lot of agency to shape this work. We want to try new things, build bridges and connections across movements, and empower people to take a meaningful action.

This role is a full time 12 month fixed contract and will report directly into the Head of Campaigns at our HQ in Sandy. The role is flexible in terms of location, with options for working out of one of our country or regional offices or from home, but it will require travel to London and to our HQ in Sandy, especially at first while we are integrating you into the team.

Salary starting at

£29,507 to £31,966 per annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: 18 month Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: 1 March 2020
Interview date: 9 March 2020

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A5190220 on your application.

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This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Natasha Yorke-Edgell
01767 693156

Send application details to
Natasha Yorke-Edgell
01767 693156