Full-time salary £22,000 – £24,000pa
(depending on experience)
Like the climate and biodiversity crisis that World Land Trust is trying to tackle through protecting threatened habitats, we are at a pivotal point in our history. With an ambitious strategic plan, we want to be more visible and even more engaging, but most importantly, we want to communicate our ambition through our storytelling. How we share the stories of our partners around the world as they work to protect land locally is a key area of success for us and we are searching for the right people to fill several new positions within our Communications team, each with a specific focus. The Copywriter will use their passion for the written word to make a tangible difference to the natural world through storytelling to increase our following and inspire our audience of new and dedicated supporters. This role offers a real opportunity for someone looking to make an impact, with the potential to develop in post as we continue to grow.
Working with World Land Trust
WLT is based in the UK and is unique within the conservation world. Reaching beyond its 30th year of operation the Trust has grown from small beginnings saving critically threatened forest in Belize, to become an internationally respected conservation organisation with a proven track record, working with more than 30 overseas conservation NGOs on protection of threatened habitats. WLT has developed its modus operandi without losing its vision, integrity and transparency.
Who we’re looking for
We are looking for applicants who are passionate about the written word, with a proven ability to write compelling copy for a range of audiences that explains complex issues in a way that is both accessible and engaging. A thorough understanding of the different requirements of online and print communications is essential, along with outstanding editing, copy-editing and proofreading skills, enabling you to spot a typo a mile off! Your keen eye for detail and understanding of the balance between too much and too little information in your writing marks success in this role. Alongside your writing skills, you need to be able to prioritise your workload to meet personal and team deadlines, adapt to change, and be an inclusive and collaborative team player
This post is available up to our full-time hours of 35 hours per week. Whilst our offices are located in Halesworth, Suffolk, we know that our staff have valued the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We build flexibility into the way we work from day one, including options for hybrid working with supportive technology to enable remote connection and collaboration. We believe that this supports our staff to achieve their full potential at work and to maintain a healthy work life balance to do the things that are important to them.
We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce, bringing new perspectives and different experiences into the workplace. Our aim is to be an inclusive employer, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all staff, where staff can be the best they can be. We recognise that we are underrepresented in some groups, so welcome and encourage applications from minority ethnicities, those with disabilities, and all gender identities. What’s important to us in this process is your skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to do the job and that is where our focus will be to find our next new team member!
Please refer to the application pack for the full job description, which can be found here.
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Closing date: 1000 hrs on Thursday 14 July 2022
Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday 4 August 2022. Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.
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