Junior Policy Officer, John Muir Trust

Salary: £18,000 – £22,000 p.a.
Location: Pitlochry or Edinburgh, with time spent at Trust properties with members of Trust land team
Contract: 1 year fixed term
Hours: Full-time (35 hours a week)
Closing date: 5 February 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Junior Policy Officer to support the John Muir Trust’s policy function.

This function develops Trust positions and responds to and informs public policy on matters of direct relevance and importance to our work, which is guided by our aims: to inspire people to connect with, enjoy and care for wild places and wild nature; to protect and conserve wild places; and to repair and rewild suitable areas of land.
The Junior Policy Officer role will involve: identifying and creating opportunities for local communities to inform Trust positions; working with colleagues to communicate public consultations and campaigns to key audiences, including young people; and supporting and co-ordinating research that provides an evidence base for Trust advocacy, campaigns and position statements.

For full details including how to apply please visit their website here.


Public Affairs Officer, Woodland Trust Scotland

Salary: £23,000 – £25,000 p.a.
Location: Edinburgh
Hours: Full-time
Closing date: 16 February 2020

The Public Affairs Officer will help deliver the Trust’s campaigns and external affairs strategy, building strong partnerships with environmental NGOs and politicians. An integral part of this role is the ability to influence and monitor developing local authority policy, particularly Local Development Plans.

You’ll possess outstanding written and verbal communication skills and an understanding of how to deploy them within a political context. A working knowledge or interest in Scottish politics, environmental policy and current affairs is desirable, alongside the ability to influence policy. This role would be ideal for a recent graduate or someone looking to gain experience in the environmental public affairs sector.

For more details and to apply visit their website here.

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