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Job Vacancy: Communications Officer

Date: 04 Dec 2017

Are you passionate about combating climate change and protecting some of our most precious landscapes? Are you a capable and motivated communicator, able to translate complicated science and technical work into simple stories that inspire people to take action?

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Communications Officer to promote the benefits of healthy peatlands to a national audience through the IUCN UK Peatland Programme and showcase the restoration work carried out by Yorkshire Peat Partnership to conserve them for future generations. This job will support a team in calling for more restoration and greater protection of peatlands, to safeguard the many benefits they provide to society.

You will be highly literate, an able networker and communicator, and team player, with an ability to work with a variety of people from across sectors building trusted relationships with partners. In addition you will be able to work independently, taking a lead on key items of work using your own initiative. You will also have an understanding of traditional and online media, and ideally knowledge of the nature conservation sector.

This role will be based with the IUCN UK Peatland Programme and Yorkshire Peat Partnership teams, and employed by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

(Please note we do not accept CV’s)

Closing date: 4th December 2017

Interviews: 14th December 2017