Policy And Advocacy Manager (Wales)

Contract: Full-time, fixed-term maternity cover (6 months)
Salary: up to £30,000 dependent on experience
Location: Flexible – role requires regular travel to meetings around Wales, particularly Cardiff and to MCS HQ in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire
Closing: Sunday 28 April 2019
Interviews: Tuesday 7 May 2019

We are seeking a seeking a talented and enthusiastic Policy and Advocacy Manager (Wales) to lead on Welsh policy areas and to have input into wider UK policy, when needed. This post will be an exciting combination of policy and advocacy in order to achieve real changes for our marine environment.

This is the ideal opportunity for someone with a background in policy and legislation, in marine or another environmental subject. You’ll be instrumental in providing advice for the development of coherent marine policy, for making responses to policy consultations and being active in environmental policy or political liaison work. You’ll be representing MCS with assurance at attending policy events and integral to developing MCS policy documents.

As a confident communicator, you will have a track record in responding to consultations, producing persuasive documents for a range of audiences and be able to achieve MCS’ conservation objectives through policy advocacy.

The remit will include implementing UK legislation, such as the Marine Act and National legislation such as Wellbeing of Future Generation Act and products of the Environment Act (Wales) and supporting MCS work on our exit from the EU.

Key Skills

Does this sound like you? Send us your CV and cover letter, setting out why this role is perfect for you, and what experience you have that makes you perfect for us.

We would be open to applications for secondments to this role

Enquiries and further information

For any enquiries email hr@mcsuk.org or telephone 01989 561574.


The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been the voice for our seas for 30 years; championing sustainable fisheries, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine wildlife.

MCS is an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Eligibility to work in the UK is required.

Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)

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