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Job: Sustainable Agriculture Lead, WWF, UK


Advertiser's description (via WWF-UK)

This is a unique chance to use your qualification and/or experience in sustainable agriculture to save our planet. Nature, our life support system, is being lost at an alarming rate and we have a short window to reverse this. That is why we have formed a ground-breaking multi-year partnership through the Retailers Commitment for Nature (RCFN) working with six of the UK’s largest supermarkets to halve the environmental impact of the UK shopping basket. We now have an incredible opportunity to join us as a Sustainable Agriculture Specialist and lead the sustainable agriculture workstream in the RCFN and support our business and governmental advocacy on food systems transformation across the value chain.

As Sustainable Agriculture Specialist, you will the oversee the planning, implementation, coordination, delivery and reporting of the RCFN sustainable agriculture workstream. This will include collaborating with colleagues in leading the delivery of key individual projects within the workstream. You will track budgets and maintain oversight of sustainable agriculture investments too. You will also engage with our global network working on sustainable agriculture initiatives as well as support WWF’s communications on the RCFN. Important will be the ability to coordinate activities to maximise impact with wider WWF programmes of work as appropriate as well as collaborate with colleagues working on land use and management reform policy and projects covering transitioning to zero carbon agriculture, nature recovery and nature-based solutions.

For this key role, you must have a relevant qualification and/or equivalent experience in sustainable agriculture, business management, environment or sustainability. This will have given you a good understanding of soil health, water, biodiversity, greenhouse gas emissions and regenerative agriculture. You will have a track record of working with farming communities and/or corporate partners, in networked, remote or virtual teams too. You will also be used to bringing together stakeholders and creating a culture of collaborative working. Critically, you will be used to engaging with businesses on changing policy & practice.

Your technical expertise will be complemented by excellent communication, influencing, problem solving and presentation skills. Capable of working independently and proactively you will be good managing complex programmes, projects and budgets too.

If you are passionate about making our world a better place through your work, we would love to hear from you. Please visit our website via the link, complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up-to-date CV with the Supporting Statement highlighting what makes you a good fit for us.

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Woking, UK
Hybrid Working
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Full time
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Advocacy and Campaigns