Communications Manager (Media and Advocacy, Wales)

Location: Cardiff

Closing Date: 13/09/2018

Salary: £28,000 + £1,300 on call allowance

Employment Type: Permanent

Communications Manager - The Role

This is an exciting opportunity to help put nature at the top of the political and media agenda in Wales and secure better decisions for our environment. This is a new post in a small communications team, with a key role in raising the voice of WWF Cymru, ensuring that the case for nature is heard clearly and accurately.

You will be responsible for maximising opportunities for media coverage, maintaining sound relationships with journalists, preparing press releases, media briefing documents and case studies, sometimes acting as a broadcast media spokesperson. You will also develop and deliver communication plans, using media, social media and other platforms.

As part of maintaining our profile and influence, you will play an important role in ensuring politicians and stakeholders are informed of our work. You will also work with colleagues to create content and campaigning assets to engage with our supporter base and increase it further.

Requirements

You must have experience of working in media relations and you will need to demonstrate a strong understanding of the cultural and political landscape in Wales.

An effective communicator, you will have excellent writing skills and be capable of presenting complicated and new topics concisely and clearly to a range of audiences. You will be highly organised and able to work to tight deadlines. Fluency in Welsh is also highly desirable. As a team player with knowledge of campaigning techniques, you’ll use your initiative to drive projects forward.

Who are we?

WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive.

Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

How to Apply

If you have the skills to help build a movement in defence of nature please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role and why you believe you are suited for the role.

At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.

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