|Project||Policy & Communications Officer|
|Employer||Society for the Environment (SocEnv)|
The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) is the body responsible for the registration of environmental professionals. We have an exciting opportunity for a Policy and Communications Officer to play a key role in taking forward the Society’s policy programme.
You will manage a variety of policy and communications activities, including facilitation of the Environmental Policy Forum, production of well written communique and the development and execution of communication strategies to champion the expertise of registered environmental professionals.
The Society for the Environment is the body responsible for the registration of environmental professionals. We are the custodian of the Chartered Environmentalist and Registered Environmental Technician registers, and since 2004 have established a sound platform as the body tasked with championing and registering the expertise of environmental professionals.
Working under the mandate of our Royal Charter as a partnership of Professional Bodies, we are in a unique position, bringing together a range of disciplines and sectors to reflect the multi-disciplinary practice of environmental professionals. The Society uses this unique position to advance environmental good practice bringing together expert input from our registered environmental professionals and like-minded organisations to facilitate credible and balanced input to environmental policy and decision making.
Both individually and as part of the Environmental Policy Forum (EPF), the Society utilises the expertise and reputation of its registrants to provide thought leadership on topical environmental issues. This may be through consultation responses, parliamentary briefings or other pieces of work conveying the position of our registrants and partners.
Sustainability through environmental professionalism. We exist to promote the advancement of, the dissemination of, knowledge of, and education in good environmental practice for the public benefit.
The Society aspires to be the leading and co-ordinating professional body in environmental matters and a pre-eminent champion of a sustainable environment. We aim to achieve this by nurturing and harnessing the combined resources, knowledge, expertise and achievements of the professional and learned bodies which are its Members.
We need someone who is able to analyse complex information and present this in a clear and engaging way. You’ll be responsible for collecting views and insight from our registrants and partners, feeding into consultation responses and creating policy-related communications on behalf of the Society. You will be responsible for effective public affairs monitoring, responding to news stories where appropriate as well as researching and highlighting the broader work of registered environmental professionals.
Experience in policy/public affairs and communications is essential for this role, together with strong critical thinking ability and excellent organisational skills.
In an ideal world, you are also:
What’s in it for you?
You will play a key role in taking forward the Society’s policy programme. Working closely with colleagues and the Society’s Constituent Bodies, you will help deliver the Society’s programme to support and engage our partners and registrants in feeding into key policy issues relating to the environment and the importance of our profession.
You will manage a variety of policy and communications activities, including facilitation of the Environmental Policy Forum, production of well written communique and the development and execution of communication strategies to champion the expertise of registered environmental professionals. You will also have the opportunity to work with external speakers to deliver sections of our webinar programme, edit and add to website content, utilise social media platforms and develop relationships with our registrants.
Day in the Life / Key Responsibilities:
Nitty Gritty Details:
Hours/Week: 35 hours
Annual leave: 25 days per annum pro rata plus one additional day per year of service up to 30 days
Work outside normal hours: The post will involve occasional evening and weekend work.
Closing Date: 11th November 2018
Telephone Interview Date: w/c 12th November 2018
Interview Date: Tuesday, 20th November 2018
This recruitment is being managed by Change Agents UK, please direct all correspondence to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01572 723419
|Hours Per Week||35.00|
Closed - no further applications permitted