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Peat-Free Campaign Advocate

Plantlife International
Remote working or based at a Plantlife office in Retford or Salisbury

Posted: 18 Sep 2023

Deadline: 5 Oct 2023

Compensation: £34,980 – £37,864 per year

Paid Full-time Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract Remote working


Job description

Are you an effective political influencer who can help to end the UK trade in peat, once and for all?

We’re looking for experienced and collaborative advocates to influence governments and parliamentarians across the UK and to produce effective campaign communications. 

This is an exciting opportunity to end the peat trade and make a real difference for nature, climate and people. After decades of diverse campaigning by many organisations and individuals, the Peat-Free Campaign Advocate[s] and the wider team will focus exclusively on securing legislation to end the use throughout the UK of peat in horticulture.  

Thanks to funding from Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, we are seeking to employ one full-time or two part-time Campaign Advocates for 2 years to undertake political advocacy across the four nations of the UK, on behalf of and in collaboration with the wider Peat-Free partnership, reporting to the Peat-Free Programme Manager.

We have a unique opportunity to get legislation passed within the next two years. Governments have committed to protect peatlands and to ban peat sales - to make this a reality we need all four nations to legislate for a ban on the use of peat in horticulture.

You will be employed by Plantlife on behalf of the wider partnership. Working at Plantlife will give you a friendly and flexible working environment, excellent benefits and an opportunity to really make a difference. 

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About Plantlife International

Plantlife works across the UK and internationally for the conservation of wild plants and fungi.