Youth Volunteering Coordinator (Nature Nurtures)

London Wildlife Trust

£30,961 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 31st May 2022  

Do you love nature and working outdoors? Are you passionate about inspiring and working with young people to take action for wildlife and the environment? London Wildlife Trust is seeking a Youth Volunteering Coordinator to deliver Nature Nurtures, a new cross-sector volunteering programme for young people led by London Wildlife Trust with partners Spread the Word, Black Girls Hike CIC and London Youth.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing and delivering an inclusive and accessible volunteering programme targeted at young people aged 16-25, based on Trust nature reserves.
  • Liaising with site managers to plan, organise and deliver a programme of conservation works on Trust nature reserves. Ensuring that these activities are accessible, differentiated and meet the needs of young people.
  • Assisting project partners Spread the Word with planning and organising innovative nature-themed creative writing/media workshops, and London Youth with youth leadership training and Black Girls Hike CIC with planning and organising ‘wild wellbeing walks’ for young people.
  • Relationship building and outreach with youth organisations, youth clubs, youth workers and young people located near to Trust nature reserves.
  • Keeping accurate expenditure records and evidence and contribute to reporting and financial claims for Arts Council England and other funders as required.
  • Promoting London Wildlife Trust and the Nature Nurtures project through a variety of social media channels, web and publications locally and at a London level.
  • Chairing quarterly meetings with the consortium partnership group.

Our ideal Youth Volunteering Coordinator:

  • Demonstrable experience of planning and delivering a range of training, skills development workshops and interactive activities for young people, particularly in outdoor settings;
  • A strong understanding of the youth sector and current issues faced by young people in London;
  • Excellent communication, networking, and facilitation skills with a range of partners and stakeholders;
  • Experience managing, training, and coordinating volunteers, and an understanding of health and safety relating to volunteering, practical nature conservation and safeguarding in relation to working with young people;
  • Demonstrable experience of planning and delivering a range of practical nature conservation and land management activities (essential) and knowledge of London’s habitats and species (desirable);
  • Excellent administration, organisational and time management skills including IT/office skills;
  • Experience of facilitating consultation sessions (e.g. focus groups, interviews) and using participatory approaches (desirable);
  • Experience of project management and reporting to a funder (desirable);
  • Ability to frequently work some evenings and weekends (for which time off in lieu is given).

Please see full job description and person specification here.

What’s in it for you?

Salary: £30,961 per annum
Tenure: Full time, fixed-term contract until May 2024
Location: London Wildlife Trust nature reserves across London and our headquarters (Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF). Travel and work from our nature reserves is a key part of the role.
Start date: We have received permission from our funders to commence the project so we are looking to fill this post as soon as possible.

  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus statutory holidays
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Scheme to support you inside and outside of work
  • Supportive and inclusive policies including a family-friendly policy and enhanced flexible working policy
  • ‘Staff Day’ once a quarter where you can get involved in conservation work on one of our sites

Closing date: Tuesday 31st May 2022 at 9am
Interview date: Monday 6th June 2022

If you have any questions about the role, have any problems completing your application or if you require any reasonable adjustments to be made to the application process or at interview please email [email protected].

An enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.

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