Blue Ventures

Head of Advocacy

  • United Kingdom
  • AvailabilityFull-Time
  • Experience5 Years
  • Equity0% — 10%

Senior Role

Blue Ventures United Kingdom

Location: Global, with a preference for nationals to apply from the countries in which we operate, and/or UK.

Closing date for applications: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Contract status: National                        

Start date: As soon as possible

Contract duration: Permanent

Remuneration: Competitive salary based on experience 


We rebuild tropical fisheries with coastal communities

Blue Ventures develops locally led approaches to marine management that benefit people and nature alike. By listening and responding to basic needs, we design our models to catalyse and sustain marine conservation, unlocking the potential of coastal communities to manage their resources. We work in places where the ocean is vital to local cultures and economies, and are committed to advancing the rights of small-scale fishers throughout the coastal tropics.

Summary job description

We are recruiting a Head of Advocacy to lead our evolving programme supporting the rights of small-scale fishers and community conservationists. This is a critical new position within an organisation that leads the global field in human rights based marine conservation. Working with Blue Ventures’ senior leadership, and importantly colleagues in all countries where we work, this position will lead the development of our efforts to redress the imbalance in global policy to enforce and enhance the rights of millions of small scale fishers to become the key drivers of conservation and economic opportunity in the most biodiverse marine hotspots in the tropics. 

Reporting to the Outreach Director, this is a full time role which can be based internationally within the countries or regions within which BV operates. This role could have significant national and international travel. 


Download full job description including responsibilities here


Application Process

Applicants should apply online via Blue Ventures website.

Please note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  All shortlisted candidates will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date.

Skills
  • A post graduate qualification in social or public policy (implementation
  • planning and development) or the equivalent relevant experience. ? Demonstrable experience in policy planning and delivery ? K
Requirements
  • Primary Role Senior Role
  • Type of Job Full-Time
  • Annual Range $0 — $ 20,000
  • Min. Experience5 Yr
  • Ideal Work Experience Knowledge and experience of international environmental agreements including those relating to climate change ? Experience dealing with legal risks surrounding the publication of reports ? Experience of taking a lead role in coalitions for change ? Experience of working with CSOs in developing countries
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