Youth Nature Photography Project Co-ordinator

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Thatcham, Berkshire
£4,800 pa (£24,000 FTE)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Tuesday, 23rd August 2022   3 days left

Young people are at the heart of the engagement work we do in local communities. This role is an amazing chance to make a difference, pulling together and facilitating a wildlife photography project for local 13-17 year olds in West Berkshire, aiming to inspire the participants to engage with nature and wildlife.

The Project Co-ordinator will work with local community organisations to identify and engage with eligible young people. You’ll also liaise with local photography tutors to coordinate the scheduling of 3-4 inspiring workshops throughout the project duration and source suitable photographic equipment for use by participants in these sessions. In essence, you’ll organise the project from start to finish, ensuring that all milestones are achieved.

While workshops will be formally delivered by the photography tutors, you will ensure that everything runs smoothly and the young people get the most from their experiences. In addition to the training sessions, you’ll organise a photography exhibition to be held at the end of the project for the programme participants and their families to attend showcasing the results of the sessions.

We are looking for an outgoing, enthusiastic person with great communication skills, a passion for engaging young people and experience delivering community outreach activities to take on this exciting opportunity.

The session workshops will be based at the Nature Discovery Centre in Thatcham, Berkshire. Planning and co-ordination work may be done flexibly, working from home or the most convenient BBOWT office. Close working with both the Learning and Visitor Centre teams to ensure the smooth running of the photography programme in a busy Visitor Centre will be key.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. Find out more.

This post will be DBS checked at enhanced level. A criminal conviction will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining the position. BBOWT will not unfairly discriminate on the basis of criminal convictions. BBOWT’s policy regarding this matter and the Disclosure and Barring Service Code of Practice are available on request.

For full details on how to apply for the post, please visit our website

The closing time and date for applications is 11.59pm on Tuesday 23rd August 2022.

Interviews will be held in person on Thursday 1st September 2022 at The Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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