Project Officer - Building Bridges Project

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, South Wiltshire
£23,010 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 20th March 2018   2 days left

Project Officer

Building Bridges project

Salary: £23,010 pa

Hours: 37.5 Hours per week, Monday to Friday.

Based: Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, South Wiltshire

This role is to lead the Building Bridges Over 24+ Project for Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. You will be responsible for the project management and development to deliver the agreed outcomes in the south of Wiltshire. Your role will be wide and diverse but focussed on networking with target audiences, developing project strategies, supervising participants, delivering training and practical conservation tasks, monitoring progress, ensuring reports are delivered and managing budgets.

You will become a member of the Finance and Resources team, but will work very closely with the Conservation and Land Management team. You will work across our key nature reserves in South Wiltshire to benefit those aged 24 plus who are unemployed or economically inactive to help them back into a work routine through conservation skills and work.

This is a role that requires a high level of management competence and leadership qualities. It also carries responsibility for a wide range of functions including people engagement, land management, health and safety, effective management of participants and working with our partners to achieve the objectives laid down in the Building Bridges plan.

Together with a Conservation Worker (0.6 full time equivalent) you will lead and champion the delivery of conservation work and resilience training to the target audiences. This post requires active engagement with volunteers, target groups, Building Bridges partners, and the local community.

Closing Date: Midnight – Tuesday 20th March. Successful candidates will be notified by 7pm on Thursday 22nd March. If you have not heard from us by this time then we regret that you will have been unsuccessful.

Interview Date: Tuesday 27th March. Please ensure when applying for this position, that you can be available for interview on this date.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Derek Gard on 01380 736078 or 07872117388. A full job description and application pack is available to download from our website

Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire, led by Community First. The project has received up to £3.9m of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

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