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Offshore Wind Principal Policy Officer (PPO)

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Posted on Dec 21, 2021 by CHM Recruit

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£40.6k - £40.6k Annual

Offshore Wind Principal Policy Officer (PPO)
Reference: DEC
Location: Flexible in UK
Salary: £36,604 - £40,608 per annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Contract: Fixed Term for 12 months

Passionate about nature and climate? This charity currently has an exciting opportunity for someone to join an expert team exploring how they can revive our seas and deliver a sustainable energy transition.

The current approach to the necessarily ambitious expansion of offshore wind threatens both nature and net zero targets. Increasing pressure on our already degraded seas in the absence of measures that address impacts and the root cause of declines means there is a real risk of irreversible seabird losses in this decade alone. In order to turn the tide for our marine environment and facilitate a truly green energy revolution, we need a new approach to upscaling the rollout of this technology.

This charity are looking for an experienced Principal Policy Officer to form part of a new expert team exploring how strategic, legally sound and ecologically meaningful measures for nature can be delivered through the mitigation hierarchy. This ambitious and challenging work provides an opportunity to be at the forefront reconciling the expansion of offshore wind technology and nature recovery.

To deliver this important work the Principal Policy Officer will be responsible for the following work areas:

  • Working with the offshore wind policy lead and colleagues investigating how positive outcomes for nature can be incorporated into the expansion of offshore wind.
  • Join an expert team to provide specialist advice and knowledge of the Habitat Regulations, particularly in terms of application in the strategic delivery of significant infrastructure projects or industry roll out.
  • Contribute to the strategic direction and development of the charity's work by identifying routes and mechanisms for joint action for nature and climate at sea to ensure the 2030 Strategy objectives are furthered.
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the UK countries and departments, to inform the charity's engagement with live offshore wind cases and future development and help steer the organisations' positioning around strategic compensation of European Sites.
  • Represent the organisation externally, working with external stakeholders including NGOs, industry and government bodies, maintaining and building the RSPB's reputation as a key and influential thought-leader in this field.
  • Provide specialist expertise for internal briefings policy reports, consultation responses, briefings, and other materials, and secure their approval internally, to further the organisations' policy advocacy objectives.
  • Provide expert advice and support to senior colleagues, including the Chief Executive, Board and other Senior Managers as required for high level effective advocacy.

They are looking for a passionate and driven individual, with the following skills and experience to bring to this exciting role:

  • Educated to at least degree level or equivalent in a relevant discipline or substantial experience relevant to the role.
  • Highly developed and expert understanding of technical policy and/or political advocacy specialism
  • Comprehensive and high-level network of contacts and relationships relevant to influencing priorities, including at international levels
  • Thorough understanding of wider environment/biodiversity policy.
  • Highly developed and expert knowledge of UK/EU/global institutions where relevant to policy priorities.
  • Able to analyse complex issues in a fast-paced environment.
  • Well-developed negotiating and influencing skills, relevant to the role.
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills, relevant to the role.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Able to prioritise effectively.
  • Competent use of Microsoft Office.
  • Able to act independently to generate and lead on policy positions and project development at a senior level of influence.
  • Confident and capable of being a public face for the charity's policy and advocacy to the media and social media.
  • Recognised high standing and reputation, nationally and/or internationally, within area of specialist policy and/or advocacy, for thought leadership, expertise and influence.
  • Proven experience of operating effectively within specialist policy field and/or advocacy role

This is a 12-month Fixed Term Contract Full Time role for 37.5 hours per week and can be conducted flexibly at home. It also could be taken as a secondment. This organisation reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

Closing Date: 23:59, 4 th January 2022
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 21.01.2022.

This organisation is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Application Process:

To find out more information, please click the apply button. You will be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer's website where you can complete your application for this position.

No agencies please.

Reference: 1437447016

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