Local Engagement Officers

Plover Rovers


Volunteer • Part Time

www.plover-rovers.com plover.rovers@gmail.com 00447594993461 Scott Gudrich

Sectors: marine conservation, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 31st August 2020  

We aim to bring together the professional marine community and communities along the English Coast. We want to do this by having a host of marine scientists and professionals walk stretches of the English Coastal Path and give talks in the villages, towns and cities they pass through. The idea is that by the end of 2021 the entirety of the ECP will have been walked by the marine community, with talks delivered in more than 180 locations. This will be achieved by assigning interested individuals to the stretches they want to walk and mapping our endeavours on an interactive map. Apart from giving talks, participants can also blog about their walks, sharing pictures and impressions and thus introducing the English Coast, its beauty and the challenges it faces, to a wider digital public.

The LEOs are truly the lions of the Talking the Coast project and present a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in project management: This is a key position within the organisation which will involve liaising with local actors within a relatively small area along the coast path (approximately 5 communities). Each LEO will be responsible for approx. 5 talks and reports back to directly to the Director and will be supported by the LEO Wellbeing Officer. This work can be done remotely, so no need to be local but if you have ties to a specific region, let us know and we can assign that region to you. Duties include liaising with councils, local conservation groups, secondary schools, youth clubs, sports clubs, libraries... to make sure the local communities are aware of the event. You will act as point of contact for entities interested in becoming involved with the project in any way, like schools, scout groups, sport clubs, businesses. You will engage with local news outlets and build partnerships with small local citizen groups and councils who can then promote and facilitate our talks. You will follow up regularly with the contacts to make sure preparations for the event are going ahead as planned. You will pass on promotional material and making sure it gets to where it is supposed to be and you will liaise with the walker-talkers assigned to your area.  

Requirements: You are extremely well organised and highly reliable. Absolute fluency in English is essential, you are comfortable communicating in writing and verbally. You are outgoing, polite and creative when dealing with obstacles. You are comfortable dealing with a diverse assortment of actors and possess good people skills. 

Please apply through the link on our webpage.

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