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Policy Officer

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors CSR & Sustainability
Town/City Baltic House, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff
Salary Additional Information £25,705 – £33,883 pro-rata
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 30/11/2015
Company Name Wales Environment Link
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IMPORTANT:  This Advertiser has requested that applicants MUST be National Residents / Valid Work Permit-holders.  Other applicants need not apply.


Wales Environment Link (WEL) is a network of 29 diverse NGOs with environmental, countryside and heritage interests, most of which have an all-Wales focus.

As an umbrella body WEL represents the shared interests of its member organisations. It does not seek a public profile. Its role is to support the many exciting and varied environmental organisations working in Wales to help them achieve their collective aims. WEL does this by facilitating collaborative working amongst its members and with like-minded partner organisations; and by presenting their joint positions on issues to government and key decision makers in Wales. For a long time now, WEL has been designated the official intermediary body between the government and the environmental NGO (eNGO) sector in Wales.

Our Working Groups provide important fora for staff of WEL member organisations to discuss Welsh environmental policy and legislation. Through the work of WEL’s Working Groups, members produce joint statements to the National Assembly for Wales, the Welsh Government and other statutory bodies. At present we have Working Groups focussing on Climate Change, Land Use & Biodiversity, Marine, Natural Resources and Planning. We also provide support for the Sustainable Development Alliance in Wales.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good background in both coordinating and motivating groups and developing policy. The ideal candidate will be personable and diligent with the tenacity to progress difficult discussions between WEL members in order to achieve mutual decisions. The post holder will work closely with the WEL Working Groups to develop WEL statements and consultation responses in an efficient and effective manner. You will gain an in-depth understanding of the public sector in Wales and be responsible for organising suitable events and opportunities to advocate agreed WEL policy positions to decision makers in Wales.

As one of the main points of contact for our Working Group Chairs, other group members and Welsh Government Officials you will be a confident, self-motivated, approachable, organised and meticulous coordinator and an extremely effective communicator with a demonstrable enthusiasm for the work of environmental campaigning organisations.

Full job descriptions, person specifications and job application forms can be downloaded from www.waleslink.org. Alternatively they may be requested by email: enquiry@waleslink.org or phone: 07960 687 121.

Please remember to specify which position you are interested in.

Full time contract until end of March 2018 (with possibility of extension subject to funding)

Closing date:    Monday 30th November (09.00)

Interviews:         Cardiff, 16th / 17th December

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