Community Engagement Officer (Wilder Luton)

The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

Various locations in Luton and Bedfordshire
£26,634 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Wednesday, 17th July 2024   1 day left

We are looking for a passionate and experienced person to join our Communities and Education Team in Bedfordshire to lead our exciting new National Heritage Lottery-funded project, Wilder Luton.

You will be developing and delivering an inspiring range of engagement activities, particularly aimed at young people and other audiences who do not have easy access to nature.

This role is central to the delivery of the Wilder Luton project. You will work closely with the Communities and Education Manager and the wider Trust team to deliver key outcomes over the 3 years of the project.

Engagement with young people is central to the project, as will be the organisation and delivery of paid traineeships and shorter, practical activities to improve participants’ wellbeing and help to create a path to a career or further training in conservation and other land-based industries.

You will work closely with local partner organisations in Luton to reach underrepresented audiences and lay the foundations for greater community involvement in caring for the area’s natural heritage for years to come, all the time evaluating against the key aims of the project.

The role also has a small portion of time dedicated to engagement in wider Bedfordshire to reach more people across the county through youth events, walks, talks and workshops.

Location: Various locations in Luton and Bedfordshire with primary office space at Bushmead Community Hub, Hancock Drive, Luton, LU2 7SF
Type of Contract: Fixed Term (3 years)

Closing date: Wednesday 17th July 2024, 9am
Interview Date Wednesday 24th July 2024

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