Urban Rewilding Programme Officer

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We’re looking for an Urban Rewilding Programme Officer to take our Urban Community Rewilding work to the next level – seeking out further opportunities to embed our wider urban landscape recovery programme and make significant contributions to nature recovery, climate action and wellbeing.

In this role, you’ll lead on the nature recovery aspects of the Allestree Park Community Rewilding project and share our passion for placing people at the heart of nature and climate recovery in our urban landscapes and will be a champion of community rewilding and nature-based solutions.

This is a fixed term contract to 31st March 2027.

What we can offer you:

  • Flexible working options, we have adopted a 9-day working fortnight meaning all full time staff get a non-working Friday every fortnight
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays, we also have a festive shutdown so all staff get the days between Christmas and New Year off in addition to their leave entitlement
  • Climate Perks (extra leave granted for staff using more green, sustainable transport)
  • 9.5% employer pension contribution
  • Electric bike and car salary-sacrifice schemes available
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • Personalised Development programme designed to enhance your knowledge and progress your career
  • A multi-disciplinary business, with opportunities to work on a wide range of projects, developing your experience and skills
  • A close-knit, friendly and supportive team, with a relaxed office atmosphere

About you

This role might be right for you if:

  • You are passionate about planning the delivery of nature recovery in our urban landscapes through a rewilding and nature-based solutions approach.
  • You are dynamic, organised and focused on achieving goals on a large scale.
  • You can prepare and deliver Rewilding Plans, and robust monitoring and evaluation programmes to support project delivery.
  • You have practical hands-on experience of land management for nature conservation and able to work effectively and safely with volunteers.
  • You are a great communicator and able to inspire others with your enthusiasm and energy and can work collaboratively with a wide range of partners and audiences.
  • You can contribute to fund raising, write grant applications and have a basic understanding of green financing to support our project delivery.
  • You are a conscientious budget holder, managing spend efficiently and always making environmentally conscious decisions on spend.
  • You have a full driving licence or ability to travel around the work area.

We are happy to talk flexible working!

This role will be based at our office in Middleton although a balance of home and office working will be allowed. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.

Interviews are planned for 11th June 2024

For more information, please refer to the job description and key terms attached. If you have any questions about the role which are not answered in the attached documents, or require adjustments to the application process, please either email recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk or call 01773 881188.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe that everyone should have access to nature. We expect people to work harmoniously with each other and with volunteers, and to provide help and guidance to others when needed. As a small charity, our employees need to be willing to be flexible about working arrangements and willing to provide occasional cover for absent staff. We want people to develop professionally and personally while working with us and employees are encouraged to participate in the range of opportunities available to enable this.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer that strives to be a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone is valued. We welcome applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We recognise that our workforce needs to represent the communities and people we work with. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups within Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the wider charity and conservation sector, such as people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTQ+.

We are proudly a Disability Confident Commitment employer. The scheme is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. As a member of the scheme we interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role. You can request this and adjustments including accessible formats of this vacancy by emailing Recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk”