Vacancy: Farmed Salmon Campaign Manager

Job title: Farmed salmon campaign manager

Reports to: Director of Scotland

Location: Work from home, with travel to meetings as required.

Contract: Full time post, 3-year contract

Salary: £32k per annum

Deadline for applications: Sunday 20th February.

To apply: send a covering letter and CV to hq@salmon-trout.org

The role

We are looking for a bright and experienced individual, a self-starter, who is passionate about improving wild fish populations and aquatic habitats, to join our campaigning team in a new phase of our work to rein in the damaging impacts of salmon farming.

This role will focus on targeting businesses and key influencers in the restaurant and hospitality sectors, with the aim of achieving greater industry and public awareness and increased public debate about the negative environmental issues in the production of farmed salmon.

The role will include:

  • Helping create, develop, manage and drive forward the campaign and communications strategy.
  • Building links and partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Developing a suite of communication aides, including website, hard copy and/or digital communications, images, video, film – to support the narrative.
  • Working with our campaigning team to increase awareness of the damaging impacts and unsustainability of salmon farming.

Required skills

  • A confident communicator, with excellent written and verbal communication skills, who is comfortable talking to a diverse range of stakeholders with different interests, perspectives and personalities.
  • Prepared to take the initiative and manage own workload.
  • IT skills (Microsoft Office, GIS, website management, social media) and project planning, organisation and delivery experience.
  • Academic training or equivalent practical experience in a relevant environmental/ biological discipline.

What it’s like to work for Salmon & Trout Conservation

We are the UK’s only independent charity campaigning for wild fish and their environment. We take no government money, so are uncompromised in our goal to achieve UK waters that support abundant and sustainable populations of wild fish and all other water-dependent wildlife.

Open-net salmon farming severely damages wild salmonid populations and compromises the integrity of the marine and freshwater ecosystems. To enable ecosystems the opportunity to recover, all open-net salmon farms should be closed, and the industry moved to closed containment systems which put a physical barrier between farmed and wild fish and the wider environment. Therefore, we campaign for the closure of all existing open-net salmon farms, and robustly oppose any proposed expansion of existing farms or the establishment of new farms.

You will be a core member of a small, highly motivated team driven to really make a difference for our water environments and wild fish populations.

How to apply

Deadline for applications: Sunday 20th February.

Interviews will be held shortly after the application closing date via Zoom.

Please send a covering letter, explaining why you would be suitable for the role, and your cv to hq@salmon-trout.org

No Agencies please.