Strategic Lead Safeguarding

The Wildlife Trusts

Newark, Nottinghamshire
Up to £40,000 depending on skills and knowledge

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

[email protected] Carla Greenwood

Reference: NTXHT604445

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 16th May 2021   6 days left


Strategic Lead Safeguarding
Office based Newark (Flexible partial home working with attendance at a local office to be decided)
Full Time 35 Hours Per Week 
Permanent
Up to £40,000 depending on skills and knowledge

The Wildlife Trusts have a vision of land and seas rich in wildlife and people close to nature. We believe that nature is valuable in its own right, that everyone should have the chance to experience the joy of wildlife and that we are part of nature, wholly dependent upon it. The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of 850,000 members, including 200,000 junior members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. 

This is a time of immense change when the laws protecting our environment and wildlife are at risk. People across society are suffering more than ever from lack of access to, and connection with, nature. People spend significantly less time in nature than they did a generation ago, and encounter wildlife less often. 

We are currently in the process of developing a new ten-year strategy setting out the collective impact we want to have as a movement. Although the strategy discussions are ongoing, it is already clear that we will be adopting a bold goal that, by 2030, nature will be in recovery with abundant and diverse wildlife everywhere, and that natural processes will be creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive. 

We are looking for someone with the drive, the ability to express complex ideas and technical points with inspiration and clarity, in both written and oral form and excellent facilitation skills to ensure we are at the very forefront of safeguarding best practice with the central charity and across The Wildlife Trusts. 

You will enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be organised and resourceful and be able to think strategically while having an eye for detail. You will have a clear passion for our cause and have excellent listening, collaboration and facilitation skills to help bring everyone together to ensure that we deliver to the highest standards and achieve the best outcomes for nature. 

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims, we are not judgemental, and we are inclusive. 

We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible. 

Closing Date: 16 May 2021 
First Interview: TBA


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