Our Dee Estuary Community Engagement Officer

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Closing date: Monday 11 December 2023
Salary: £23,179 – £29,621
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Hollybank House, Poole Lane,
Do you have a passion for connecting with people and championing marine environments?

Contact details

For an informal chat about this role, please contact Hannah Phillips- hphillips@cheshirewt.org.uk

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This rewarding role, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will lead to the successful delivery of the Our Dee Estuary project (ODE). The ODE Community Engagement Officer will work with audiences across the Dee Estuary to offer opportunities for development of knowledge and skills. Building connection with coastal heritage and wildlife for communities is at the heart of the project’s work.

Our Dee Estuary is a Tidal Dee Catchment Partnership project led by Cheshire Wildlife Trust. The project aims to connect the coastal communities of the Dee Estuary (Wirral, Cheshire West and Chester, Flintshire and Denbighshire) with their natural heritage to create a new community of stewardship to effectively conserve and safeguard it. It is a cross-border project working on both the English and Welsh shores of the Dee Estuary and aims to catalyse an estuary-wide approach to governance, communications and engagement.

As a team player and someone with strong people skills and passion for coastal heritage and wildlife you will develop productive partnerships with organisations, groups and volunteers around the Dee Estuary to facilitate action and engagement for wildlife. This involves the delivery of public engagement events, nature connection opportunities, citizen science and practical conservation action as well as training courses and volunteer development and support. To succeed in this role you will need to be organised as well as work flexibly and independently.

This is a full-time role. Your contracted working base will be our office space at Hollybank House, Thornton-le-Moors, Chester. However, you will be frequently traveling along the Welsh and English coasts of the Dee Estuary and visiting our HQ at Bickley Hall Farm in Malpas, Cheshire.

This role will include occasional weekend and evening work, all overtime is claimable in lieu.

To read more about the role and how to apply, download the information pack below.