The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) is the professional institution of choice for water and environmental professionals. We are a vibrant, creative and dynamic organisation with a membership of highly experienced environmental practitioners. We are seeking a dynamic, creative and committed policy professional to work in an intellectually stimulating, fast-paced environment that addresses some of the most important policy issues of our age.
CIWEM is well regarded for the professionalism of its policy and technical activities, its evidence-led approach and its ability to engage a range of audiences on environmental issues as diverse as air quality, microplastics, shale gas, flood risk management, water quality and climate change. In recent years we have built a reputation as a leading professional voice on these issues and this is an exciting opportunity to build on that platform, with an increasing focus on engagement with CIWEM’s international membership and stakeholders on global policy issues.
Working alongside the Director of Policy and within a team focused on policy, communications and publications, this role requires the ability to work across a diverse range of issues; to quickly assess and understand detailed policy implications; anticipate risks and opportunities for the sector; have a natural feel for the concerns, interests and motivations of political stakeholders; and work with colleagues to implement effective engagement campaigns that effect change. You will also need to further develop CIWEM’s own internal technical networks and to use these to positively influence environmental policies, both in the UK and internationally, in line with CIWEM’s charitable, public benefit remit. Furthermore, you will have an aptitude for building relationships with an extensive range of external stakeholders, identifying opportunities to work collectively with them to achieve common outcomes.
Please email your CV, together with a covering statement explaining why you meet the requirements for the role and want to work for CIWEM, to Alastair Chisholm, firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 4th February at the latest.
Interviews will be held on 7th and 8th February 2018
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