Senior Policy Officer

1st July 2020


As England faces the multi-faceted challenge of recovering from the economic impacts of a pandemic, tackling the social inequalities that has laid bare, and addressing the climate & ecological crises, there has never been a more important and exciting time to be influencing the future of the English planning system. With planning reforms on the…

Role title: Senior Policy Officer

Organisation: RSPB

Closing Date: 07/07/2020

Role Location: Flexible with UK

Role Description

We’re looking for someone with significant experience of the planning system, and ideally a qualified planner. You’ll be driven by a passion for nature, a desire to see nature recover across England, and an understanding of the role the planning system can play in achieving that recovery. As an experienced advocate and relationship builder, you’ll be comfortable making the case for nature to MPs, civil servants and local authorities. Finally, you’ll understand how to influence decision-making, and recognise the value of public and community voices in that.

In return, you’ll be part of an effective and energetic team within RSPB England. At the crux of policy-into-practice you’ll be able to draw on the experience and expertise of a wealth of advocacy and operational colleagues, from those engaging with local plans and specific cases through to national legal and parliamentary experts. Your policy advocacy will be supported by nimble communications and campaigning.

Salary starting at

£30,817 to £34,471 Per Annum

Hours & contract information

Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 7 July 2020
Interview date: 10 July 2020

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A0110620 on your application.

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This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Alice Hardiman

Send application details to
Anna Langridge

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