Head of People Engagement

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Littlemore, Oxford
£38,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 21st January 2019   3 days left

Based: To be confirmed

The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) was formed in 1959 and has a vision of an environment rich in wildlife for everyone, valued by all. We aim to lead the way to nature’s recovery through innovative land management, and connect people with nature to improve their wellbeing. We work in partnership and through collaborative projects with local communities, businesses, land owners and local authorities.

This post has been created to lead the Trust’s People Engagement work across the area. This role is about creating and increasing positive impact for people by reconnecting with nature through the development of an exciting and diverse portfolio of activities.

The post holder will develop and implement one of the Trust’s key strategic themes to ‘connect’ people to the natural environment through engagement with schools, community groups, adult education, young people, public events including at Visitor Centres, wildlife gardening, wellbeing projects, ‘Wild’ urban Living Landscape projects and volunteering.

The post holder will be responsible for c. 20 staff who collectively deliver a wide range people engagement activity run from bases across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire

The ideal applicant will have a sound understanding of education, community initiatives and volunteering, along with significant experience of managing teams of staff and partnership working. They will be able to demonstrate leadership in previous roles and the ability to balance the effective day to day operational delivery of the teams, alongside compliance with Trust and partnership objectives.

For full details on how to apply for the post, please visit our website www.bbowt.org.uk/jobs. CVs will not be accepted. Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.

The closing date and time for applications is Monday 21st January 2019 at 9.00am.

Interviews will be held in Oxford on Tuesday 29th January 2019.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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