Wilder Lives Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Malpas, 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: Full time
Location: Bickley Hall Farm, Malpas , SY14 8EF
Cheshire Wildlife Trust are recruiting for a Wilder Lives Officer to support our work with Champions (leaders within communities and organisations championing nature and wildlife) 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

Series of images of people planting native woodland as part of The National Forests planting day, Moira, Derbyshire - Peter Cairns/2020VISION

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Do you have a passion for working with people and communities, inspiring them with the natural world? Are you experienced in community engagement and networking? 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 Lives Officer will join the Wilder Engagement Team, responsible for supporting and growing a self-sustaining Champion network across Cheshire, developing and delivering capacity-building/training activities. You will provide opportunities for people to connect and share their experiences, as well as developing strong relationships with local stakeholders, partners and organisations.

Our Wilder Lives work seeks to empower and mobilise individuals, groups and organisations via self-sustaining networks and a community organising approach.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 16th April 2023. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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.