Location Woking
Job-type Permanent
Salary £Competitive
Reference 14551

WWF is a science based, non-partisan, civil society organisation, whose mission is to stop the degradation of the planet's natural environment and to build a future in which people live in harmony with nature. They do this by conserving the world's biological diversity, ensuring that the use of renewable natural resources is sustainable and promoting the reduction of pollution and wasteful consumption.

There are many special things about WWF. A prestigious brand. A longstanding commitment to conservation going back almost six decades. A global reach, with activities in all almost 100 countries. Strong ethical principles that underpin all their work. A science-based approach that makes them a respected conservation voice. And a powerful spirit of collaboration - something WWF call 'together possible' - that has built many successful global partnerships with 5+ million supporters and 30+ million followers on social media.

Reporting to the Executive Director of Communications & Marketing, WWF International, this role has overall accountability for leading on and delivering across the following:

  • Leads, mentors and inspires a virtual communication team

  • Develops a communications framework and external audience focused plan for the WWF global network, in conjunction with the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, Unit Heads, Practice communicators and the 'community of communicators'

  • Works with the Executive Director of Communications and Marketing to maintain and improve WWF's reputation

  • Works with the Practice communicators to establish the conservation priorities and channels the efforts of the team to fulfil the outcomes of the conservation agenda through an agreed annual operating plan

  • Creates support and demand among relevant audiences via appropriate campaigns executed together with other units (especially Content & Engagement, Media and Global Campaigns) and in the network

  • Leads crisis and issues management across the Network, including capacity building and skill sharing

  • Proposes, designs and implements appropriate standards and protocols to support best-practice communications across the Network

  • Develops and monitors key reputation impact metrics

  • Working with the Practice communicators to ensure robust communications strategies for international events, summits and conferences at which WWF is present are in place. Media and Content & Engagement teams key to leading, facilitation and implementation

  • Other activities as requested by line manager

If you would like to find out more, please apply or contact Samantha Rogers at samantha.rogers@acre.com.