Lawyer – Advocacy & Campaigns

Location : Living Planet Centre Woking
Closing Date : 24/02/2019
Salary : circa £45,000
Employment Type : Permanent

Lawyer – The Role

A dynamic, self-motivated lawyer with 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 a 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 demanding role supporting the delivery of our mission to end the loss of nature, halt mass species extinctions and restore nature by 2030.  This will involve you working with senior colleagues to develop our legal strategies, identify where legal input is needed and provide sound legal advice and representation as necessary.

You will work within our goal groups to develop proactively legal projects as well as identify and advise on impactful litigation that is in the public interest. You will also support our work on greening the UK’s laws upon Brexit, especially by helping with new UK legislation as it moves through Parliament. Important too will be the ability to remain up to date with case law and comply with all professional requirements.

Lawyer– Requirements

You must have some PQE and an up to date UK Practicing Certificate. You will also have legal experience of advising on environmental law and/planning and EU and international law. You will have good litigation skills, preferably in public law too. Some advocacy and campaigning experience would be an advantage is in this role.

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 be comfortable building rapport with various teams and international networks.

We are also recruiting for a Senior 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.

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.