Engagement Officer

Bird Wise East Kent

Margate, Kent
£24,084 - £27,456 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Sectors: environmental education, marine conservation

Closing date: Friday, 26th August 2022  

Do you want to be a part of an exciting project that connects people with wildlife and the coast?

Bird Wise East Kent (a partnership between Thanet District Council and Canterbury City Council) are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated person who would like to teach the public about how to share the beaches with the wildlife, so that both can enjoy the diverse coastline between Whitstable and Pegwell Bay. This area is busy and enjoyed by different groups of people who access the coast for various reasons, such as dog walking, kite surfing, relaxing and walking. You will need good diplomacy and negotiation skills in order to navigate conversations with various groups of people. 

The Engagement Officer will be supported by the SAMMS (Strategic Access Monitoring and Management Scheme) officer to carry out the Bird Wise East Kent project plan. The Bird Wise East Kent team will work together to carry out engagement events and activities and coordinate and develop volunteers and there will also be occasions where you will work on your own.

We are recruiting an engagement officer who will use their excellent communication skills to educate the public about the protected coastal area and protected coastal birds that need to be able to feed on these beaches during September-May in order to refuel before they migrate back to the Arctic in the spring. The role will require carrying out education programmes in schools and being able to share knowledge and enthusiasm with children.

A level three qualification in a relevant subject such as, environmental studies, animal behaviour or an equivalent, and a full UK driving licence is essential. As is knowledge of general wildlife and managing social media and/or websites. It is desirable that applicants have skills in writing reports, preparing promotional materials and talks and some knowledge of coastal processes.

If you are interested and would like to know more information or have any questions please contact Michael Lee Bird Wise East Kent Project Manager on 07584 616724 or [email protected]

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