Deadline: 07 Apr 2024

Published: 02 Apr 2024

Are you an experienced ocean leader? Are you passionate about protecting and restoring the ocean? Do you have a strong understanding of how robust research and strong policies influences change?

Oceana is looking for an experienced Head of Policy and Research develop, implement and advise on all of their policy and research requirements in the UK. The position will be based in Oceana’s office in Paddington, London. Occasional travel will be required to meet team members and stakeholders in geographically diverse locations.

Reporting to the Campaigns Director, the Head of Policy and Research will work closely with other members of the Campaigns team ensure Oceana UK’s campaigns are scientifically robust and promoting sound policies. The role will help Oceana to carve out its niche and leadership in this complex campaigning landscape and drive forward bold policy positioning and hard-hitting research that inspire meaningful change.

Eligible candidates should have experience in both policy and research, as well as being strategic and proactive. They should be a self-starter, have leadership experience, and have a strong ability to work independently and as part of a small team.

Candidate Requirements

  • At least 5 years of professional experience in policy and/or research, ideally in oceans or the environment.
  • Experience leading and developing a strategic approach to policy and research, and integrating this with campaigns goals.
  • Experience working closely and collaboratively with campaigns colleagues.
  • Experience lobbying and negotiating with civil servants in government on policy matters.
  • Experience commissioning, managing and analysing complex research projects and ensuring their application to policy work and/or campaign delivery.
  • Experience developing and writing strategic plans, contributing to planning and budgeting processes.
  • Postgraduate degree in fisheries, marine biology, oceanography, or a related field.
  • Line management experience.

Find out more and apply below!