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Marine Litter Policy Officer:

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Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 03/03/2013
Company Name Seas at Risk
Contact Name
Email secretariat@seas-at-risk.org
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : Seas At Risk is an association of environmental organisations from across Europe, working together to ensure that life in our seas and oceans is abundant, diverse, climate resilient, and not threatened by human activities. Its mission is to promote ambitious policies for marine protection at European and international level. With over 30 members representing the majority of European countries, Seas At Risk speaks for millions of citizens that care deeply about the health and well-being of seas and oceans. For jobs with Seas at Risk visit their website. For more jobs protecting our seas visit the marine management section at environmentjobs.com or environmentjobs.co.uk
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Seas At Risk is an independent non-governmental association of national and international environmental organisations concerned with the protection and restoration of the marine environment. It is Brussels based and has member organisations in 13 European countries. Seas At Risk is currently working on issues as diverse as the reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy, greenhouse gas emissions from shipping, and EU-level marine environment policies including marine litter.

Seas At Risk is looking to hire one or two people to fill marine litter policy and communications roles within the organisation. This could be one person undertaking both roles full-time or two people undertaking the two roles each on a part-time basis. Seas At Risk is at present open minded about which of these approaches are taken and expects to be guided to a final decision by the quality and interests of applicants. Applicants are thus invited to apply for either or both of the following roles.

The Marine Litter Policy Officer:

The work includes: 
- Developing and implementing the organisation’s work regarding marine litter, and other issues as necessary; 
- Monitoring EU and international political and regulatory developments in relation to marine litter and the protection and restoration of the marine environment generally;
- Promoting Seas At Risk policy within the EU institutions and internationally, as well as in relevant meetings and conferences;
- Liaising with Seas At Risk members, providing them with technical and political advice and coordinating activities to influence EU decision-making in the area of marine litter;
- Contributing to the development of Seas At Risk policy on the basis of objectives and strategies agreed by Seas At Risk’s General Assembly;
- Writing of grant proposals.

- A university degree in a relevant field;
- At least 3 years of experience with marine environmental policy analysis and advocacy, preferably including marine litter;
- A sound grasp of the operation of EU Institutions and knowledge of environmental NGOs; 
- Proven experience with writing short informative articles and documents.

The Communications Officer:

The work includes:
- Communicating news on the activities of Seas At Risk and developments in its area of interest to key target audiences including Seas At Risk members, regulators and the press;
- Production and editing of the Seas At Risk newsletter, in cooperation with other Seas At Risk staff;
- Web content management, including writing for the web and editing; Supporting a process of web redesign; 
- Developing press contacts, writing press releases and promoting Seas At Risk’s visibility in a variety of media;
- Promoting Seas At Risk’s work via social media;
- Maintaining, updating and promoting Seas At Risk’s educational website; 
- Networking with EU institutions, with SAR member organisations and with other NGOs. 

- A university degree in communications, journalism or other relevant field;
- At least 3 years of experience in a communication role;
- Proven skills in writing short informative articles and editing including for the web;
- Experience with press work and campaigning;
- Experience with website development and social media;
- Information technology skills.

For both positions the successful candidate(s) will ideally have experience of communications and environmental policy work from an NGO and campaigning perspective but candidates with related and interesting other qualifications and experience are also invited to apply. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is a must, additional language skills are a plus. The successful candidate(s) must be good team players and excellent communicators, as well as strong net-workers, who can organise, plan and execute work independently and efficiently. 

Seas At Risk offers:
- A competitive salary depending on final job description and experience;
- Benefits: holiday bonus, 13th month, pension scheme, luncheon vouchers, public transport subscription;
- A multicultural dynamic working environment.

To apply:
Send by 3 March 2013 at the latest your CV and a cover letter explaining your interest as well as a 200 word text answering the following question: “What is, in your opinion, the best approach to tackling the problem of marine litter?” to secretariat@seas-at-risk.org, with the subject line stating ‘Marine Litter Policy and / or Communications Officer’. Please specify whether you are applying to one of the posts on a part time basis or to a combined profile on a full time basis. Only candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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