Local Engagement Officer

Plover Rovers

Alton, East Hampshire

Volunteer • Part Time

www.plover-rovers.com [email protected] Scott Gudrich

Sectors: marine conservation, environmental education

Closing date: Wednesday, 2nd December 2020  

Do you want to be at the absolute heart of everything we do and help us build up this exciting project? Sign up to be a LEO and join our friendly team!

The LEOs are truly the lions of our "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 English coast (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 to the coast. 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 organized 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. A background in marine biology is helpful but not essential. A love for the coast and great people skills are more important than a degree.

We currently are looking for approximately four more LEOs to cover the remaining bits of the English coast. This post will close as soon as we have filled all open positions.

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.