Nextdoor Nature – Partnerships Officer

Scottish Wildlife Trust

£26,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Saturday, 28th May 2022  

Nextdoor Nature – Partnerships Officer 

Status: 35 hours per week, 18-Month Fixed Term.
Salary: £26,500 per annum
Location: Harbourside House, Leith with flexibility for home working

Closing date: 28 May 2022

About us:

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

The Role:

Nextdoor Nature is an exciting new initiative funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to create a network of community-led nature recovery projects across the UK, improving the lives of people from some of the most disadvantaged areas in the country and leaving a lasting natural legacy in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Scottish Wildlife Trust will deliver Nextdoor Nature in Scotland, where it will help to kick-start several elements of the Trust’s new Engagement Programme and ultimately help to deliver our Strategy 2030 and our ambition to put nature at the heart of Scotland’s future.

The role of Partnerships Officer will lead on the development of strategic partnerships with organisations and community groups that can support the development and delivery of a new Community Leadership Programme that will provide existing and aspiring community leaders with the skills and resources required to organise action for nature in their community.

Main objectives:

  • To establish and support strategic partnerships with organisations and community groups that have existing links into diverse and/or disadvantaged communities in Scotland.
  • To act as the primary liaison with partners and prospective partners, responding to enquiries and ensuring that partners are kept up-to-date with relevant developments.
  •  To work with partners to identify and establish a first cohort of community leaders from disadvantaged areas that will act as a pilot audience for the Community Leadership Programme.
  • To work with Scottish Wildlife Trust volunteer groups to identify opportunities for groups to engage with disadvantaged communities in their regions.

The ideal candidate will ideally: 

  • Have proven experience in a similar / related role
  • Demonstrable experience in building strategic relationships with other organisations/groups and key stakeholders
  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills, with a strong eye for detail
  • Experience of building relationships to secure speakers from other organisations for events
  • The ability to manage a busy workload and deliver tasks in a timely manner
  • Interest and experience of working in the charitable sector
  • The ability to engage with disadvantaged and/or minority audiences with nature
  • Be proficient in developing a skills-building programme

Download full role description here.

To apply, please complete an application form and return to [email protected]

Closing date: 28 May 2022

*Interviews can be held on Teams or in person following Covid-19 guidelines.

If you would like more information, please phone 0131312 4718 or email [email protected]

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.

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