Senior Lawyer – Advocacy and Campaigns

Location : Living Planet Centre Woking
Closing Date : 24/02/2019
Salary : circa £52,000
Employment Type : Permanent

Senior Lawyer – The Role

A dynamic, self-motivated lawyer with extensive litigation experience, you are looking for a role that will test your skills to the full and have worldwide impact. That is the opportunity we can offer you as Senior Lawyer within our Advocacy and Campaigns Department at the WWF.

As a member of one of the largest and most experienced independent conservation charities you will enjoy a high-profile role leading our legal impact on our mission to end the loss of nature, halt mass species extinctions and restore nature by 2030.  This will involve you directing our legal advocacy work within our goal groups and supporting our advocacy with government, business and other stakeholders in the UK and internationally.

Leading a small team you will set the strategic direction for legal advocacy and ensure it delivers the required outcomes within our goal groups. You will generate legal initiatives and drive them through internal processes, as well as assist with any high impact litigation to secure our mission. You will provide legal advice to the wider organisation and support on legal projects too. You will also make sure we remain up to date on the law and changes to case law and comply with professional requirements.

Senior Lawyer– Requirements

You must have extensive PQE and an up to date UK Practicing Certificate. You will be able to demonstrate proven litigation skills and legal experience of working on new laws and policies too. You will have sound knowledge of environmental, law and human rights laws, as well as some experience of working on environmental issues and/or within the charity sector

Highly organised, you will possess sound legal judgement and good strategic skills as well as the ability to adapt to changing priorities. A good communicator you will excel at translating complex legal issues for differing audiences and are comfortable building rapport with various teams and international networks. You will be effective at developing high performing teams too.

We are also recruiting for a Lawyer – Advocacy and Campaigns; information on that role and how to apply can be found here:

Who are we?

WWF believes in a future where people and nature thrive.

Best known as the world’s leading conservation body, we’ve seen first-hand how wildlife, the environment and human activity are all interlinked.

That’s why our passion for safeguarding the natural world has to be backed up by other environmental action – tackling the global threat of climate change (through our big global campaigns like Earth Hour) and helping people to change the way they live to ease pressure on natural resources.

WWF is at the heart of global activities in all these areas. We have teams of highly skilled professionals working with governments, businesses and communities here in the UK and around the world.

Senior Lawyer - How to Apply

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At WWF-UK we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment, where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community and we offer a range of benefits to encourage a work life balance.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.