Polar Specialist

Location : Living Planet Centre Woking
Closing Date : 27/05/2018
Salary : £29,000 - £34,000 per annum
Employment Type : Permanent

Polar Conservation Science Manager – The Role

The polar regions are amongst the most ecologically intact and uniquely adapted areas of our planet. They drive and regulate critical earth system functions, specifically global climate and ocean and atmospheric circulation. Yet they are amongst the most vulnerable to climate change and increasing development.

We are very active in the Antarctic and Arctic and need to maintain and develop a strong polar science and policy expertise to delivery our polar strategy which is where your skills come in.

We want you to manage science grants on the conservation of sea-ice habitats and species ranging from polar bears to penguins and from humpback whales to krill. You will work with colleagues across the organisation to help to translate the science into exciting stories for our supporters and key audiences too. You will also continue to develop your knowledge and understanding of the UK’s role in polar conservation as well as make connections with experts and practitioners in academia, UK government and NGOs to ensure we remain current.

Polar Conservation Science Manager – Requirement

With an MSc or PhD in a relevant scientific discipline you will be expert in synthesising complex scientific information and helping to translate it into impactful advice and communications. You will also possess excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills. Willing to use your initiative, you will be good at solving problems and working as part of a team.

Experience of managing grants and working in polar science would be an advantage.

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.

Polar Conservation Science Manager – How To Apply

If you have the skills to help build a movement in defence of nature please visit our website via the link and complete the online registration and submit a copy of your up to date CV with cover letter highlighting why you are interested in this role and why you believe you are suited for the role.

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.