Communications Officer

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. We defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue.

We are now looking for a communications officer to join our UK campaigns and communications team based in Chippenham, Wiltshire to help develop and implement an integrated digital communications strategy that supports WDC fundraising, campaigns and policy work, and engages supporters and potential supporters. Reporting to the UK communications manager, you will be instrumental in developing and managing WDC’s busy social media activity, increasing impact and growing awareness of WDC and its work.

We are looking for a hard-working person with proven experience of developing and delivering digital communications plans, experience in the use of social media to support communications, marketing and/or fundraising functions, and a good understanding of digital platforms and social media (especially Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn).

The role requires solid copywriting skills, an eye for detail, creative thinking, commitment and enthusiasm for the cause. Some experience of media relations would also be desirable.



This is a full-time, permanent post.


Chippenham, Wiltshire

Closing date

24th June 2019 - 3pm GMT. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.


Interviews will commence at the start of July.

How to apply

Please complete the relevant application forms at the following link:

Communications officer application form

If you have any questions please contact WDC at or 01249 449500 quoting ref no.COD19.