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No Plastics in Nature Policy Manager


Apply your policy and campaign experience to protect marine life and the future of our oceans.

  • Join one of the world's largest and most respected conservation organisations
  • 1 year full time contract (flexible working neg)
  • negot. Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, or Melbourne Office

We’ve only got one Earth. A planet that we all – animals, plants and people – share and depend upon. The need to protect it has never been greater. For over 50 years WWF has been a leading voice for nature. We are the world’s largest conservation organisation, working in 100 countries and with over 5 million supporters. WWF-Australia is the 7th largest member of the WWF Network. We work with governments, businesses and communities on environmental issues with a single mission: to build a world where people live and prosper in harmony with nature.

The Oceans team works to build a resilient ocean by improving how we manage what goes in and what comes out of the ocean, and protecting important regions within Asia Pacific and threatened ecosystems like coral reefs. One dump truck of plastic waste enters our oceans every minute. This accumulates to 8 million tons of plastics entering the oceans. In order to stop leakage of plastic into the ocean, businesses must be a part of the solution and take accountability for their plastic pollution footprint and improve their products, supply chains, and waste management.

About the role

As part of the Oceans team, the No Plastic in Nature Policy Manager works to achieve new laws, policies and innovation to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans. The position leads WWF-Australia’s No Plastics in Nature advocacy campaign and works in partnership with individuals, businesses and organisations to reduce marine plastic pollution entering our waterways.

Skills, knowledge and experience

  • Experience developing & implementing complex advocacy strategies and plans, preferably relating to environmental conservation &/or sustainable development.
  • Advanced knowledge of plastic pollution science & impacts, & effective policy, industry & community solutions.
  • Advanced advocacy, community outreach & multi-stakeholder management skills including a track record of successfully engaging with diverse communities & organisations.
  • Strong analytical & problem-solving skills including an ability to identify strategic issues & implement innovative responses to achieve outcomes
  • Experience interacting with the policy, investor & business community at senior levels.
  • A track record of developing fundraising proposals & delivery against income targets.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, conflict resolution & issues management skills together with presentation, verbal & written communication skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously & constructively within a team environment.
  • A commitment to work in accordance with WWF's I-KODE Values & behaviours & ways of working.
  • Advanced project management skills within a campaign context.

WWF values diversity and is building a workforce that reflects the community we serve. WWF is an equal opportunity employer and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally & linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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