Communities & Wildlife Officer Great Fen

Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire (BCN)

Ramsey Heights, Cambridgeshire
£24,744 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 21st August 2022   1 day left

We are looking for a passionate and experienced person to join our Communities and Wildlife Team at the Great Fen in Cambridgeshire to lead on developing and delivering innovative community engagement and education programmes.
We want to inspire and increase the involvement of local communities in the enjoyment, learning and participation of nature and health and wellbeing initiatives.

The role will include:

  • Developing and delivering community engagement activities, including events to increase the involvement of local communities in the enjoyment, learning and participation at the Great Fen and surrounding communities.
  • Leading on developing and delivering nature themed programmes including Forest Schools for Primary schools and youth groups such as scouts, guides, cubs etc.
  • Assisting with researching, developing and delivering inset/CPD programmes for teachers, teaching assistants and youth workers.
  • Planning, promoting and overseeing the day-to-day organisation, delivery and evaluation of programmes.
  • Supporting young people (aged 11 to 24) to take positive action for wildlife through our three counties Young People’s Forum.
  • Ensuring the Health and Safety of all participants, including writing and checking risk assessments for the sites, tools and activities used.
  • Helping to recruit, train and coordinate volunteers to support delivery.
  • Helping to develop opportunities to maximise income into the Wildlife Trust through membership and fees.

Interview date: 30th August 2022

Equality Diversity and Inclusion Statement

“We’re wild about inclusion and want our staff to be as diverse as wildlife. As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and cultures. We believe that a diverse workforce will help us create our vision of people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife. 

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