Rewilding Programmes Coordinator

London Wildlife Trust

£37,432 (increasing to £45,884 pa (pro-rata) after 4 months to cover a period of maternity leave)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 23rd May 2024   4 days left

At London Wildlife Trust, our vision is of a London alive with nature, where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife. But right now, our city is facing a climate and ecological emergency. 

Here, as in communities across the globe, there’s growing disruption to the natural world. We need to restore nature and we need to take action now. It’s not enough to just slow down the loss of the natural world and protect what remains of our wildlife. We need to recover nature - at scale and at pace and the Mayor of London shares our vision and our sense of urgency. 

That’s why we are so excited to be working in partnership with the Greater London Authority, as we embark on two nature recovery programmes; a SINC review, and the London Rewilding Taskforce.

Role & Responsibilities 

The Rewilding Programmes Coordinator is responsible for coordinating London Wildlife Trust’s nature recovery programmes, which include:

a) a review of the criteria and process for identifying and ratifying London’s Sites of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINCs) as key foci of a nature recovery network. 

b) to progress the landscape-scale recommendations of the London Rewilding Taskforce towards delivery stage of at least one large scale rewilding scheme.

To succeed in the role, you will need to be organised with good programme coordination skills and a strong attention to detail. The successful candidate will be motivated by the opportunity to demonstrate that nature’s recovery in London is possible and is driven to influence and communicate this to a wide range of stakeholders. 

The Rewilding Programmes Coordinator will work closely with the Nature Recovery Programmes Manager during Summer 2024, before providing maternity leave cover from Autumn 2024.

Responsibilities include:

  • Together with the Nature Recovery Programmes Manager, project manage both elements of the Nature Recovery programme; SINC Review and large-scale rewilding pilot development, by ensuring that all aspects are delivered in line with the project budget and agreed timetable;
  • Lead on producing progress and monitoring reports and financial claims as required;
  • Work with Trust and GLA communications staff to develop and deliver a communications plan, over the course of the two projects;
  • Recruit and line manage a full-time Rewilding Programmes Assistant to support delivery of the programme;
  • To ensure the project is fully integrated within the Trust’s operations and organisational strategic priorities for 2025-30;

(Please see job description for full list of responsibilities)

What’s in it for you?

Salary: £37,432 per annum (pro rata)
            Increasing to £45,884 per annum (pro rata) after 4 months to cover a period of maternity leave
Tenure: 12 month fixed-term contract (with possibility for extension)
Hours: Full-time, 5 days per week
Location: Variety of LWT sites, Head Office, and occasional home working

  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus statutory holidays and discretionary closure between Christmas and New Year
  • Benefits platform with discounts on retail, dining and days out 
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for gym, bikes and nursery/childcare
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Scheme to support you inside and outside of work
  • Supportive and inclusive policies including a family-friendly policy and enhanced flexible working policy
  • ‘Staff Day’ once a quarter where you can get involved in conservation work on one of our sites

Our ideal Rewilding Programmes Coordinator:

  • Experienced and adept project manager, with a proven track record of effective project delivery
  • Successful track record of working effectively with colleagues at all levels of an organisation
  • Experience working with stakeholders, (including local authorities, private companies, and community groups) to identify and deliver shared environmental goals 
  • Exemplary and effective communication skills
  • Experience of commissioning and managing consultants

(Please see job description for full person specification)

Closing Date: 9am 23rd May 2024

Interviews: 31st May 2024

Interviews will take place in-person at Fivefields, 8-10 Grosvenor Gardens, London, SW1W 0DH

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you! 

Our vision is a London alive with nature, where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife. In order to achieve our goal of engaging everyone in protecting London’s wildlife for the future, we know that our staff team needs to better reflect and represent all of London’s communities. We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all. Alongside our inclusive Talent policy which outlines are commitments including giving fair opportunities to ex-offenders, we also offer an enhanced flexible working policy which is available to you from your very first day. 

Read more about London Wildlife Trust’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion here.

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