Community Engagement Officer (Hen Harrier LIFE Project)


Northern England and Scotland
Starting at £17,276 - £18,715 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 01912 334314 Cathleen Thomas

Reference: A5440218

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 26th February 2018   7 days left

We are looking for a self-motivated, inspirational person to engage with schools and communities about hen harriers, across northern England and the Scottish borders, as part of the Hen Harrier LIFE Project. Our project is focussed on upland areas in the Bowland Fells, North Pennine Moors, Langholm – Newcastleton hills, Glen App and Galloway moors and Muirkirk and North Lowther Uplands. Working alongside a Community Engagement Officer in Scotland, together you will work with primary and secondary schools, game keeping colleges, local community groups, and landowners to raise awareness of the habitat, ecology and threats to the hen harrier as well as the measures to protect these amazing, but declining birds of prey. Using your excellent communication and interpersonal skills you will develop and lead educational activities including primary school workshops and field trips, deliver talks to local community groups, engage people at county shows and game fairs, update social media, and represent the RSPB at key events. The work crosses a diverse geographic area and you will network with other projects and organisations, and recruit and manage a team of volunteers to support the delivery of this important project.

The RSPB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to the appropriate safeguarding checks upon appointment.

As this role covers a large geographical area, there is some flexibility as to the office base used by the successful candidate. The area takes in RSPB offices in Newcastle, Denby Dale, Lancaster, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Please indicate in your application your preferred site.

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