Youth Officer

Avon Wildlife Trust

Bristol / Home working, with regular travel to various delivery sites
£25,344 - £30,298 FTE

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 25th June 2024   6 days left

Do you want to create real change for nature and young people? We are looking for a Youth Officer who will support a youth-led, inter-generational project to restore nature to a ‘wasteland’ area of Avon Wildlife Trust’s Grow Wilder site.

More about this role

We are looking a practical, passionate and nurturing person to join our Community & Engagement team as our Youth Officer. In this role you will cultivate a supportive community of youth leaders and young volunteers, and run workshops for schools and youth groups. You will help 11-24 year olds to develop their knowledge, skills and passion for nature, and fight against climate and eco-anxiety through an inspiring nature restoration project. This role is partly funded by the Natural Heritage Lottery Fund, through a project run in partnership with Action for Conservation.

If you have strong ecology and land-based skills, the ability to create and hold inclusive and welcoming spaces for young people, and believe in putting young people at the heart of the conservation sector, we want to hear from you. This role is 22.5 hours a week, with flexibility over how this is spread across the week, however some evening and weekend work is required.

Avon Wildlife Trust is a charity dedicated to working with local people for local wildlife, covering the West of England region (former county of Avon). It is supported by more than 17,500 members, manages over 30 nature reserves and is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts in the UK. We want to see nature restored on a grand scale across the Avon region, with one in four people taking action for wildlife.

The Wildlife Trusts value diversity. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. We also have robust child safeguarding policies, and this role requires two work references and an enhanced DBS check.

Contract type: 3 years fixed term, part time 22.5 hours per week
Starting salary: £25,344 – 30,298 FTE (full time equivalent)
Hours of work: 22.5 hours per week, usually over three days,  with some evening and weekend work, for which TOIL (time off in lieu) will be taken.

Staff Benefits

Avon Wildlife Trust provides a range of benefits for employees including;

  • Employer pension contribution up to 5%
  • Life assurance – death in service
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Loyalty Award
  • Hybrid working
  • Pay Progression
  • One day a year to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Cycle to work
  • Employee assistance programme

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