Wilder Childhood Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Chester, United Kingdom

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9 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 16 April 2023
Salary: £20,854 - £25,096
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Part time
Location: Cheshire, A Cheshire Wildlife Trust operational base
Cheshire Wildlife Trust are recruiting for a Wilder Childhood Officer to support our childhood engagement work with the goal of inspiring people to take action to bring local wildlife back.

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If you have questions about the role, please contact Holly Pennington, Wilder Engagement Programme Manager. hpennington@cheshirewt.org.uk

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Do you have a passion for working with children and families, inspiring them with the natural world? Are you experienced in outdoor learning? Do you want to be part of driving a movement and empowering people to take action for wildlife? We have just the role for you!

Nature is in trouble. We have reached a tipping point. Wildlife is in freefall both locally and nationally and our climate is in crisis. By 2030 we must see nature recovering, wildlife returning and ecosystems restored and we need many, many more people on nature’s side. We urgently need one in four people to take action to bring wildlife back across our region.

The Wilder Childhood Officer will join the Wilder Engagement Team, supporting the delivery and development of childhood work, including School Projects, family events, teacher training and the growth of the Wilder Schools Network.

Our wilder childhood work seeks to connect children to nature, inspiring them to care for and take action for wildlife. We are working to empower and mobilise schools, families and children via self-sustaining networks and a community organising approach.

At Cheshire Wildlife Trust we embrace agile working with a focus on supporting you to achieve your objectives alongside a healthy work-life balance. We operate a hybrid working policy with most staff working at least part of the week from home and/or out on site.

To apply for this role, send your cover letter (no more than 1 side of A4 in PDF format) and CV to jobs@cheshirewt.org.uk.

This is a part time position - 21 hours per week