News and Events Latest News and Press Releases Natural Environment Officer An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland - is seeking to recruit a Natural Environment Officer for a 6 month contract period, subject to renewal, and based in our headquarters in Dublin 8. Applications (comprised of a CV with a covering letter of application) should be sent to [email protected] by 17:30 on Friday 9th June 2017 The Natural Environment Officer will be responsible for An Taisce’s activities involving ecology and biodiversity; water quality and catchment management; land use management and planning (including forestry, agriculture and aquaculture); climate change and biodiversity crossover; and legal and policy measures for environmental conservation and management. The successful applicant will be a highly motivated professional with thorough knowledge and experience of environmental issues in Ireland, and will ideally have a track-record of commitment on environmental issues and advocacy. They will have: experience in ecology/environmental conservation qualifications in an environmental or related discipline strong communication skills an excellent understanding of and experience of working with environmental policy and law a track record of developing and delivering project proposals and funding applications experience of project management ability to work as part of a dynamic team in An Taisce and the wider NGO community knowledge or experience of the NGO sector The main duties of the Natural Environment Officer include: Working in accordance with the strategic objectives set out by An Taisce Natural Environment Committee Creating work plans for interns of the Natural Environment Office, and management of same Feeding in to international, national and local policy development Monitoring and reporting on the implementation of relevant policy and legal instruments Ensuring integration of biodiversity considerations into various sectoral policies and practices including forestry, agriculture, fisheries management, energy, peat extraction, flood management, climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies Representing An Taisce and the wider NGO sector on various platforms and groups Compiling casework to demonstrate shortfalls in management of the natural environment and liaising with state agencies and departments to develop approaches to remedying these Working with other NGOS to develop combined approaches to issues of common concern Explaining current natural environment issues and solutions to a range of audiences The role of the Natural Environment Office also includes fulfilling a number of the statutory consultation roles of An Taisce on various referrals such as afforestation licensing, aquaculture licensing, IPC/IED licences from the EPA, and dumping at sea permits. Deadline for applications is 17:30 on Friday 9th June 2017 with a view to interviewing week of 18th June 2017. Please apply by sending a CV with a covering letter of application to [email protected] . Please include ‘Natural Environment Officer’ in the subject line. The job will be based in Tailors' Hall, Back Lane, Dublin 8. Salary will be dependent on skills and experience.