The Wildlife Trusts
30+ days ago
Full time: 35 hours per week
1 Year internship
Closing date for applications: 21 August 2022
First interview: 30 August 2022
Do you have an interest in nature and a passion for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)? We understand it can be difficult to start a career in the EDI field and conservation sector and that’s why we’re keen to offer an internship to a passionate individual to join and support our EDI team at a critical stage in our journey to becoming more inclusive. The Internship will offer an opportunity for you to gain vital practical experience in different aspects of EDI whist also being able to learn a little more about the work of our wider teams, such as Policy and Campaigning, Communications, Health and Education, and Human Resources.
Who we are
The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of 870,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. We are at an exciting moment in our 110-year history, with an ambitious new strategy in development setting out a vision of nature in recovery, with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive.
The next 10 years will be critical in determining what kind of world we will all live in. We need to urgently reverse the loss of wildlife and put nature into recovery at scale if we are to prevent cimate and ecological disaster. This will require big, bold changes in the way we think and operate, and the development of a strong, collaborative culture.
We’re Wild About Inclusion! To us, this means inspiring, empowering and engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities and abilities, to change the natural world for the better. It means creating workspaces where difference is celebrated, everyone can be themselves and flourish, just like nature.
No previous experience is necessary. However, we ask that you are passionate and eager to learn and support our work. A desire to take people on the EDI journey with a critical friend approach, rather than one that is combative or exclusive. You will have good administrative skills and excellent customer service. You will support the Strategic Lead for EDI and the EDI Trainer and Advisor in their work, This will range from data collection to opportunities to work on awareness raising campaigns and initiatives, as well as developing toolkits and maintaining our EDI section of our intranet. In return we will offer you the opportunity to complete Inclusive Employers Level 4 qualification.
We particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.
As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.