Communications Executive, Conservation Leadership Programme

Application Deadline: 
8 Dec 2019

Salary: £30,000 - £32,000 per annum pro rata

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Part time, Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, London, UK

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) is the world’s longest established international conservation organisation. Our vision is to create a sustainable future for the planet where biodiversity is conserved by the people living closest to it. We aim to do this through the conservation of threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. We have become a trusted entity in the world of conservation. Today FFI is active in over 40 countries.

FFI is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Communications Executive to coordinate all CLP communications work across a range of mediums. The successful candidate will be directly connected with conservationists (CLP alumni) who are delivering ground-breaking projects to save threatened species around the world. CLP alumni have delivered some exceptional results which have grabbed headlines in the past: they have discovered new species, started their own non-governmental organisations and used their results to designate important conservation sites. Working in a huge array of different countries and landscapes, CLP alumni are able to provide insights into the contexts and challenges or delivering conservation action on the ground. Using their active voice, words and vivid photos, you will ensure that their field updates and achievements are retold to a growing audience who want to help overcome threats to our planet.

We are looking for a self-motivated and experienced communications professional with a good eye for a story and excellent people and project management skills to help us manage our communications activity strategically and increase the visibility of CLP’s amazing work among a global audience. You will source stories from CLP alumni and publish regular news items and blogs on CLP’s website, and will build CLP’s social media and online presence. You will do this independently for CLP but also constantly seek ways to make this relevant to the CLP partners: BirdLife International, FFI and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

As a good ‘all rounder’ you will have previous experience of designing and implementing effective communications activities and creating content tailored for the full spectrum of communications channels, from online and social media to press and print. You will also have experience of developing communications strategies, and growing an engaged following on social media. The successful candidate will have worked in a similar role in the past and will ideally have an interest in biodiversity conservation, environmental issues and capacity development. You will have excellent relationship management skills in order to work across this partnership programme and will enjoy working with people from different countries and cultural backgrounds.

You may have previous experience in the environmental sector, capacity building and / or grant management and a keen interest in conservation and supporting early-career professionals.

In return, we offer the opportunity to work for a ground-breaking organisation at the forefront of global conservation, with generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.

Our small London office is located in a recently renovated historic building in a quiet location in central London close to Embankment and Charing Cross. The office is just a few minutes’ walk from some of the world’s best art galleries, Covent Garden and the River Thames.

Travel to FFI’s Head Office in Cambridge is expected approximately 1-2 times a month and some international travel may be possible.

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 8 December 2019.