Principal Health & Wellbeing Officer

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

WWT Slimbridge, Gloucestershire
£28,775 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: 151775_WW

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 23rd September 2018   1 day left

WWT are seeking an exceptional scientist and/or healthcare professional to explore the relationship between people and wetlands and provide the evidence of the role played by wetlands to human health and wellbeing. We are looking for someone with experience of delivering successful projects with diverse partners and a passion for improving lives and creating more space for wetland wildlife.

Principal Health & Wellbeing Officer
Based: HQ, WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre - Commutable from Stroud, Bristol & Gloucester
Hours: 37.5 per week
Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term
Salary: £28,775 per annum 

You will be responsible for developing, managing and delivering a range of projects exploring the importance of wetlands to human health and wellbeing, taking the lead on project management and the production of funding applications. You will play an active role in establishing a suite of projects across WWT’s health and wellbeing workstreams, some of these projects are already in development, including a social prescribing scheme which will make use of WWT sites to support health improvement for people referred by their GP or via other routes. Other approaches would include working with WWT visitors, members and/or volunteers to develop projects measuring the long-term health impacts of regular wetland visits.

The postholder will also be tasked with exploring ways to translate any health benefits of wetlands into natural capital, helping us to promote wetland conservation to UK policy- and decision-makers. You will join the team at a relatively early stage in the development of these projects allowing creative scope for an exceptional scientist and/or healthcare professional to contribute new ideas that generate policy-relevant evidence for the health benefits of wetlands to people.

Good communication and project management skills are essential.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing date: 23rd September 2018
Interview date: 5th October 2018


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'More information' link below to be directed to our website to download the job description and complete the application process.

WWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

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