Job opportunity with the ELSP: Communications and Networking Manager

Posted: 29th December 2023

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The Endangered Landscapes & Seascapes Programme (ELSP) is seeking a dynamic and creative Communications and Networking Manager to drive the strategic development, planning and execution of communications work to support the ELSP deliver its objectives. This is an exciting time to join the ELSP as we have an opportunity, within the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration, and through the high quality outputs the programme partners are generating, to raise the profile of and build long-term support for landscape and seascape restoration across Europe. 

The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique partnership between the University of Cambridge and ten leading renowned Cambridge-based conservation organisations. CCI aims to transform international biodiversity conservation by catalysing strategic partnerships between leaders in research, education, policy and practice. 

Working on behalf of the Programme Director and within a small team you will lead the development and delivery of a communications strategy in order to build and maintain relationships with the networks and channels needed to ensure that the ELSP’s key messages are communicated to target audiences.  

Educated to degree level (or equivalent) you will have significant experience of developing and managing communications plans and products for organisations and working with press and media outlets. You should be familiar with CCI’s partners and their collaborative programmes and possess a good knowledge of conservation and environmental issues. 

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to synthesise complex information and ideas at speed, and communicate these using the appropriate channels to reach a variety of external audiences. You should have outstanding networking skills and be able to nurture and foster essential relationships with collaborators and target audiences. Strong IT skills, particularly in website content development and digital media tools are essential in this role. In addition, you must be self-motivated, able to multi-task, have an eye for detail and deliver to tight deadlines without compromising on quality. 

Find out more and apply on the University of Cambridge website

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