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Advocacy Officer

Centre for Environment & Sustainability

Location:  Guildford
Salary:  £23,847 to £27,628 per annum pro rata (0.6 FTE). Full time equivalent £39,745 to £46,047 per annum
Fixed Term/Part Time
Post Type:  Part Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 04 December 2022
Reference:  078722

We are seeking an Advocacy Officer to develop an advocacy strategy for engaging policy makers, to highlight the Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity's work using key political moments and to lead and manage high-level briefings for business leaders and policy makers. 

The Advocacy Officer should have strong organisational skills, be an excellent communicator with experience of working in a policy environment and a deep interest within sustainability. Experience of working in a University environment would be advantageous but not essential.

We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and responsible person, with the ability to work both independently and as an effective team member.

The Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP) is an internationally leading research organisation funded by the UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Directed by Prof Tim Jackson at the University of Surrey. It takes the form of a rich international network, drawing together expert partners from academic and non-academic institutions as co-producers of the work programme.

Our guiding vision for sustainable prosperity is one in which people everywhere have the capability to flourish as human beings—within the ecological and resource constraints of a finite planet. A prosperous society is concerned not only with income and financial wealth, but also with the health and wellbeing of its citizens, with their access to good quality education, and with their prospects for decent and rewarding work. Prosperity enables basic individual rights and freedoms. But it must also deliver the ability for people to participate meaningfully in common projects. Ultimately, prosperity must offer society a credible and inclusive vision of social progress. The over-arching goal of CUSP is to contribute to that essential task.

CUSP has been awarded additional grant support from The Laudes Foundation to further support our work, deepening our research on sustainable prosperity and enhancing our advocacy for societal change in conjunction with the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Limits to Growth for which CUSP acts as the secretariat.

This role is at 0.6FTE on a fixed term basis for up to 36 months - with potential for progression for the right candidate. 

In addition to a competitive salary, you will receive a generous annual leave/closure days and a benefits package including pension and discounted membership to our world-renowned Surrey Sports Park.

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Please upload your CV together with a covering letter with your application.

Interviews: Tuesday 13 December 2022.

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In return we offer a generous pension, relocation assistance where appropriate , flexible working options including job share and blended home/campus working locations (dependent on work duties), access to world-class leisure facilities on campus, a range of travel schemes and supportive family friendly benefits including an excellent on-site nursery.

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The University of Surrey is committed to providing an inclusive environment that offers equal opportunities for all.  We place great value on diversity and are seeking to increase the diversity within our community.  Therefore we particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups, such as people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities.






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