The Cambridge Conservation Initiative (CCI) is a unique partnership between leaders in biodiversity conservation research, education, policy and practice from six founding University Departments (Zoology, Plant Sciences, Geography, Land Economy, Cambridge Judge Business School and Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership) and nine internationally renowned Cambridge-based conservation organisations (BirdLife International, British Trust for Ornithology, Cambridge Conservation Forum, Fauna & Flora International, International Union for the Conservation of Nature, RSPB, Traffic International, Tropical Biological Association and the United Nations Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre). CCI aims to transform international biodiversity conservation by catalysing strategic partnerships between leaders in research, education, policy and practice.
One of the priority areas of collaboration within CCI's Five Year Plan is to focus on the restoration of ecosystems and landscapes for the benefit of biodiversity. To this end, and thanks to the generosity of Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, CCI has created the Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP). This programme manages a series of large-scale, multi-million-pound landscape restoration projects that combine research, practice and policy change across Europe. The ELP is a major expansion of CCI's ability to deliver its collaborative international agenda to understand and conserve biodiversity.
The Communications Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating and delivering the communications of the Endangered Landscapes Programme. This will include leading on the development of the ELP Communications Strategy, managing the production of impactful content across various platforms, and ensuring successful engagement with the programme's brand, both internally and externally.
With previous experience in a communications role, you must have an understanding of media relations and digital media strategies. You will have excellent communication skills, with strong attention to accuracy and detail, and the ability to draft complex documents for a variety of audiences. We seek someone who is self-motivated, able to multi-task, with a track record of delivering to tight deadlines without compromising on quality. To succeed in this role, you must have the ability to nurture and foster essential relationships and partnerships with collaborators, potential funders and public audiences.
Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 1 March 2021.
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 31 December 2027 in the first instance.
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