Magnificent Meadows: Gweirgloddiau Gwych Outreach Project Officer x2

Plantlife International

£24,360 pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 02920 376193 Colin Cheesman

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 28th June 2019  

Do you want to be a part of the first ever Wales-wide meadow conservation and restoration project making a real difference for places and people? Magnificent Meadows : Gweirgloddau Gwych is a project delivered by Plantlife in partnership with the National Trust, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. This three-year project will have a significant impact in restoring and creating more species rich grasslands, in training people in plant and waxcap identification and engaging and involving communities in their local meadows to improve understanding, physical and mental well-being.

Plantlife are seeking two experienced Outreach Project Officers to lead on the engagement of communities in delivering this important project, in partnership with a wide range of organisations including the key partners. As the outreach leads in the team you will work across all three aspects of the project but especially in the Meadow Academy and Our Meadow themes, engaging with over 20,000 people in a multiplicity of modes and events to create a greater understanding of our meadows and their role in our lives.

You will be an important part of the team using your experience of engaging audiences to deliver the agreed outcomes and outputs which include a comprehensive set of meadow restorations, the establishment of a network of support for natural seeding to establish new species rich grasslands, a comprehensive set of community meadows, training in plant and waxcap identification and other species delivered by partners, grassland management training, the mobilisation of a cohort of volunteers undertaking citizen science, training for landowners, rangers and community groups, developing resources and databases and running three pilot projects to involve local communities in their local meadows to measure improvements in health and well-being.

These posts are based at Plantlife Cymru’s office at Radyr on the edge of Cardiff or another location, including homeworking for the right candidates. Ideally we would want to locate staff geographically to reduce travel and to work effectively with local audiences. Ideally, each of the Outreach Project Officers will be in a geographically distinct area (i.e. one in north and mid-Wales, one in south and west Wales).  You will need to have a proven track record of delivering active audience engagement within a land management project, excellent people skills to communicate with a wide range of audiences, habitat conservation knowledge for species rich grasslands, developing materials and resources for outreach and learning and experience of working productively within a small team.

Interviews will be held in Cardiff on 12th July.

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