Nextdoor Nature Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Houghton-Le-Spring, United Kingdom

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19 days ago

Closing date: Monday 6 June 2022
Salary: £25,000 per annum with a £2,500 bonus on project completion
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Rainton Meadows,

Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU
We're looking for a people person who can help us reach out to communities, gather their thoughts on the natural world and encourage people to take action for wildlife in their local area.

Contact details

Zoe Hull, Head of Operations and Development

0191 584 3112 |

The Wildlife Trusts are working to facilitate nature’s recovery across the nature reserves we care for and within the communities we work alongside, and we know that if nature is to be restored at scale, we need many more people on nature’s side.

The Nextdoor Nature Officer will raise public awareness of the value of the natural environment and encourage people and communities to take action for nature in their local area.

They will reach out and listen to the broad spectrum of individuals and groups within these communities, connecting, motivating and supporting them to take action to bring nature to the heart of their community.

Could you support people will take care of places that matter to them, in ways that are right for them? Could you help restore nature across our towns and cities, making them better places to live?

We would particularly welcome applications from local residents in any of the identified geographical areas. We will be working within dedicated postcodes in South Tyneside, Sunderland Central and East, Coastal East Durham and Darlington.

Duration of post:

This is a fixed term contract until 31st March 2024. There is potential for this to be extended subject to continuation of funding. There is a probationary period of 6 months

Information for applicants

View the job pack below for the full job description and role specification.

To apply for the position of Nextdoor Nature Officer, please complete the Application Form (below) in full and return it to Zoe Hull (contact details above).

Please note, CVs and/or covering letters will not be accepted.

Closing date: 9am on 6th June

If you require further information regarding any aspect of the application process, please do not hesitate to contact Zoe Hull.

  • Nextdoor Nature Officer - job pack.pdf
  • Application Form.docx