Engagement and Communications Officer, Scotland (Maternity Cover)

The Woodland Trust

Perth
£23,000 - £26,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.woodlandtrust.org.uk recruitment@woodlandtrust.org.uk 01476 581111 Recruitment Team

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 1st December 2019  


ABOUT US

The Woodland Trust is the UK’s leading woodland conservation charity. We want to see a UK, rich in native woods and trees, for people and wildlife. The Trust aims to engage and inspire people about woods and trees to help us meet our vision of creating, restoring and protecting woodland. We own and care for over 1,000 woodland sites across the United Kingdom (approx. 60 in Scotland) and support the creation and management of woodland on land outside the Trust’s own estate.

THE ROLE

We are looking for a dynamic and organised Engagement & Communications Officer to provide high quality visitor experiences and deliver an exciting communications and event programme in Scotland in 2020. The role will be responsible for planning and delivering multiple public and private events both on and off the estate; working with a designer to produce a suite of estate marketing materials (boards, leaflets and signage), as well as managing and supporting a small team of volunteers who are directly involved with engaging the public in our work. The role is highly varied and includes developing engagement plans for priority Woodland Trust sites, leading groups in a woodland setting, promoting events and activities internally and externally, careful budget management and close working with colleagues in Scotland and across the UK.

THE CANDIDATE

You’ll have experience working with communities, schools and volunteers, leading groups outdoors and planning and organising events, preferably in the conservation sector. You will need to be able to demonstrate you can produce marketing materials to suit a range of audiences, manage budgets and nurture meaningful relationships with staff and volunteers. A confident communicator you’ll have the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and inspire others to give time, money and voice to our cause. Please note a full driving licence is required as is a PVG check and a First Aid certificate (training provided if required). You must be able to undertake travel across Scotland as well as nationally, sometimes to remote locations. There will also be evening and weekend work when required.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

There’s no other organisation like the Woodland Trust. Whatever you do here you will be supporting our work to protect and enhance woods and trees. In return we recognise and value our people. You'll have our full support, training and opportunities for professional development, along with a contributory pension, life assurance and good holiday entitlement.


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