Community and Engagement Officer

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne
£22,500 - £25,300 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 5th July 2021  

We are looking to appoint a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our team, as a Community and Engagement Officer.

The purpose of the post is Enabling Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership to meet it’s key aim: to engage a wider range of people in heritage activity:

  • Connecting people with Redesdale.
  • Engaging and enthusing the local and wider communities, focusing on Redesdale’s landscape, environment, cultural and natural history.
  • Placing emphasis on working with residents, young people and groups who identify as marginalised or excluded from nature and countryside.
  • Providing interesting events and activities for locals and visitors.
  • Leading on the delivery of specific projects including: Star Cairns, Redesdale Revitalises landscape festival, co-ordinating volunteering activities across the project in it’s final year of delivery.
  • Support, monitor and advise on scheme wide aspects of volunteering and learning.

The Revitalising Redesdale Landscape Partnership Scheme is a five-year programme, which began in January 2018 and will continue until December 2022. The Partnership benefits from funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) to deliver a £2.9 million programme to celebrate Redesdale’s rich cultural heritage and to protect and enhance the area’s landscape and wildlife Redesdale is a remote upland area of west Northumberland. The project area covers the entire Rede catchment from where the river Rede rises at Carter Bar on the English-Scottish border to its confluence with the North Tyne. This is frontier land and a key strategic corridor across the Cheviots, and the current route of the A68.

The role is for 35 hours per week and the contract is until September 2022. The salary starts at £22,500 per annum.

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