Closing date: Sunday, 5th June 2022
We are looking for an energetic and creative person to join our team at RSPB Old Moor to help communities and individuals deepen their connection with nature and be active in restoring, protecting and enhancing it through Green Social Prescribing (GSP). We are recruiting a GSP officer to lead an exciting pilot at Old Moor to explore the potential within the RSPB and the impacts of delivering GSP at reserves.
It is important that all individuals and communities have an opportunity to benefit from spending time in nature, a way of regaining balance and escaping the pressures of everyday life. The post-holder will coordinate the pilot scheme at Old Moor, working with the RSPB Nature and Wellbeing Project Manager. The role will involve managing our engaged volunteers to build a programme of green social prescribing activities which will be designed around the needs of the local community alongside the local Social Prescribing service. The volunteers will lead the activities for the pilot, with management and support from the post holder.
About the role
The GSP Officer will be based at RSPB Old Moor in the Dearne Valley and coordinate the pilot scheme, working closely with staff and existing volunteers and partners, developing new opportunities and engaging individuals into the trial aimed at improving people’s connection to nature and therefore their wellbeing through Green Social Prescribing (GSP). You will work with local partners to promote our activities to people who would benefit from GSP. You will work with the Nature and Wellbeing Project Manager to evaluate and promote the outcomes of the project internally and externally.
Key result areas:
Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:
This is a 6 month Contract, Part Time role for 7.5 hours pw, 1 midweek day pw (flexible).
The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.
We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 13th June. For further information please contact [email protected]
As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.
If you wish to provide a cover letter with your application, please include this at the end of your CV document upload.
This role will require completion of a DBS I in addition to the standard pre-employment checks.
The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.