WWF encourages business to see themselves as stewards of the natural world. Our corporate stewardship approach entails encouraging businesses to recognise the risks associated with sourcing natural assets, the need to collaborate with others in order to manage this risk, and the value of positively influencing public policy frameworks.
The WWF-UK seafood programme engages with companies to make the trade in seafood legal and sustainable. In the UK our focus is on the supply chains of 5 key species: tuna, cod, haddock, shrimp and salmon. We engage in different parts of these supply chains, from wild fish catch and fish farming sectors, through to the processors, retailers and consumers. In so doing, WWF-UK supports the work of other WWF offices around the world including China, India, Brazil and East Africa. The seafood programme also works closely with the Marine Policy Unit, and in particular the fisheries policy team, to integrate the markets and policy programmes.
The post holder will be responsible for leading, managing and implementing WWF-UK’s Seafood programme, including the management of up to 4 members of staff and reviewing and developing the programme strategy, in line with the overarching organisational goals.
This senior role sits within WWF-UK’s Sustainable Commodities Unit in the Corporate Stewardship team and is responsible for overseeing the strategic development and management of UK-based seafood markets work. The post holder will play a pivotal role in delivering WWF-UK’s seafood priorities as part of the wider Corporate Stewardship team’s engagement with business, as well as linking to the wider WWF network under the Oceans Practice. The role will entail working with key players within the UK seafood industry towards improving the sustainability of priority fisheries, increasing transparency and sustainability throughout the supply chain and improving uptake of MSC and ASC certified products. The post holder will also undertake targeted policy advocacy, where appropriate and be responsible for developing and implementing projects/partnerships which support the programme.
The position is based in WWF-UK headquarters in Surrey.
For more information please see the role insight.
To apply, please complete the online registration, highlighting why you are interested in this role and why you are a suitable candidate.
Closing date: 30 July 2017
Interview date: TBC
At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.