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Wildlife Conservation – Project Lead (Lawyer)

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (London & Greater) - UK
Salary Additional Information £45,000 and £50,000 per year.
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 07/02/2016
Company Name ClientEarth
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Directory Entry : Environmental Jobs with ClientEarth. We work to protect the environment through advocacy, litigation and research. We use the best scientific and policy analysis when choosing strategic directions. Our legal action, whether in advocacy or in cases before courts and administrative bodies, is built on solid law and science.
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We are looking for a lawyer for this exciting and challenging role to lead, develop and deliver ClientEarth’s Wildlife Conservation Project. This involves working on and supervising others to use legal tools and arguments to develop and promote coherent, effective and transparent frameworks of rules to protect wildlife, as well as to ensure better implementation and enforcement of conservation legislation in the EU.

The role will be based in ClientEarth’s London office, managing a team with members in ClientEarth’s other offices. Ideally the role will commence in April/May 2016.

About you

The successful candidate will be a lawyer who is ready to lead the Wildlife Conservation Project by contributing strategic legal thinking, advocacy and creative problem solving in a public interest law setting and by leading a small team. You are adept at thoroughly analysing complex legal issues. You will have a strong understanding of the principles of EU law, and good knowledge of EU biodiversity and conservation related policy and legislation, particularly the Birds and Habitats Directives. More generally, you will be highly organised, an excellent communicator and have the skills to build and manage good relationships with external partners, as well as manage a small team. You are also committed to environmental issues, with an interest in conservation.  

About us

ClientEarth is a public interest environmental law group founded in 2007. ClientEarth brings together law, science and policy to create practical solutions to key environmental challenges. Working in partnership with civil society and policy-makers, ClientEarth is committed to securing the rights of citizens and civil society to participation, information and justice in environmental matters. In Europe and beyond, ClientEarth’s 80-strong staff includes legal experts qualified in more than ten jurisdictions based in offices in London, Brussels and Warsaw and with lawyers in Ghana, Gabon and Congo Brazzaville. Our programmes cover democracy, wildlife, oceans, forests, energy, climate change, business and health.

To apply

For more information about this role and instruction on how to apply please visit our website http://www.clientearth.org/opportunities/jobs/

(The salary bracket for this role is between £45,000 and £50,000 per year. Applications close on 7 February 2016)

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