Local Engagement Officer

Plover Rovers


Volunteer • Part Time


Sectors: marine conservation, environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 4th July 2021  

Do you want to be at the absolute heart of everything we do and help us put on exciting events designed to inspire and enthuse local communities? Sign up to be a LEO and join our friendly team!

The LEOs are truly the lions of our "Talking the Coast" project! This role presents a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in project management: It is a key position within the organisation which involves liaising with local actors within a predefined area along the English coast. Each LEO will be responsible for approx. 1-5 events and reports back to directly to the Director.

This work can be done remotely, so no need to be local to the coast. However, being local to the area or possessing local knowledge can be helpful. See below for the regions we are currently still seeking LEOs for. Duties include organising exciting and engaging science communication events, liaising with councils, local conservation groups,... 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 scientific walker-talkers and collaborating artists 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. You need to be able to commit to the role from now until the end of our project in early October.

We are currently looking to fill the following positions:

  • North-West: Scottish border (Solway) - Barrow-In-Furness
  • North-East: Berwick-upon-Tweed - Blyth 
  • North-East: Whitby - Withernsea
  • North-East: Ingoldmells - Hull
  • North-East: Boston to Skegness
  • South-East: Poole/Bournemouth
  • South-East: Tuckton - West of Southampton (but excluding the City of Southampton)
  • South-West: Croyde - Bude 
  • South-West: Stoke Fleming - Plymouth
  • South: Pagham Harbour - Shoreham-by-Sea
  • South: Brighton - Seaford
  • South: Dungeness - Deal

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