Salary: £30,000 – £32,000 pro-rata
Start Date: 3rd October or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract Type: This is temporary position to provide parental leave cover and will terminate on or before 8 October 2023 on the return of the Communications Executive, CLP from parental leave
Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, 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 to provide parental leave cover for the CLP Communications Executive to coordinate all CLP communications work across a range of mediums. The successful candidate will be joining the team at a particularly exciting time for CLP, with the programme implementing a new strategy and beginning to work towards securing new funding opportunities. The position will involve being 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 that 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 worldwide, CLP alumni are able to provide insights into the contexts and challenges of 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, with the ability to create compelling content targeted at different audiences. The successful candidate will help us manage our communications activity strategically to increase the visibility of CLP’s work and promote its impact. 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 develop case studies and other content aiming to capture the attention and support of new partners, funding prospects and other stakeholders. 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, possibly involving fundraising and/or marketing, 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. Some international travel may be possible.
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, the role offers the opportunity to work within an international, impactful and ground-breaking organisation, at the forefront of global conservation. In addition, FFI offers a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance and life insurance.
Our offices are located in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants.
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The closing date for applications is Sunday, 14th August 2022.