Conservation Outreach Officer

British Dragonfly Society

East of England
£25,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 07912281365 Henry Curry

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 26th January 2018  

BDS Conservation Outreach Officer

(FT / 37 hours per week)

Location East of England, within easy access of our Dragonfly Centre at Wicken Fen near Peterborough. Home-based or located within the offices of a partnership organisation.

We are seeking a first-class communicator and presenter for this new full-time post. Anyone applying should have excellent written and oral skills and be experienced in writing articles and press releases. You’ll have a keen interest in conservation and wetland habitats and be fully conversant with creating and updating all forms of social media content.

Job The person selected as our Conservation Outreach Officer will lead on communication and engagement activities involving conservation volunteers. You will promote the BDS and be a public ‘face’ of the Society, identifying conservation projects and creating partnerships with site managers to set up Dragonfly Hotspots.

Key Responsibilities

Publicising BDS activities, via press releases, social media and the BDS website. Establishing, managing and developing our new Local Outreach Volunteer Network. Identifying potential dragonfly conservation projects, assisting the fundraiser in gaining funding, and the management of the projects. (see Job Description on our website for full details )

Applications by email should include a covering letter and a full CV with the contact details of at least 2, preferably 3 referees. Your cover letter should highlight how your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for this post. If selected for interview you will be expected to give a short presentation, 5-10 minutes, on a subject of your choice, and you may bring presentation materials with you to your interview.

Further information and applications to the Honorary Secretary:

Mr.H.Curry, 23, Bowker Way, Whittlesey, Peterborough, PE7 1PY.

Tel: 01733 204286, e-mail

Closing date for applications: Extended to noon on Friday 26th January 2018.

Interviews - in Peterborough - Weds/Thurs 7/8 February 2018.

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