Somerset's Wilder Coast Project Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Taunton, United Kingdom

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18 days ago

Closing date: Monday 27 June 2022
Salary: £26,500 per annum (pro rata)
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time
Location: Somerset Wildlife Trust, 34 Wellington Road, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5AW
Somerset Wildlife Trust is offering an exciting opportunity for someone with experience in one or more of the following areas: environmental education, education training or community engagement, to help us deliver a Wilder Somerset through our new Somerset’s Wilder Coast project.

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We are looking for an outstanding candidate to help develop and deliver novel and exciting community engagement, education and volunteering initiatives across the Somerset coast that celebrates our fabulous coastal wildlife and landscapes, encourages exploration, and supports local communities and volunteers to help look after and value it.

In particular, this post will develop new and existing initiatives working with schools, young people and their wider communities. It will include promoting our Somerset Schools Coastal Champions Award and planning and leading training courses for learning education providers on delivering coastal education programmes such as the Wildlife Trusts’ national Wild Beach programme.

The Somerset’s Wilder Coast project is supported by funding from the Hinkley Community Fund (April 2022- April 2025) and is part of Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Wilder Somerset 2030 strategy.

This is a part-time (22.5hrs) fixed-term contract to 31st March 2025. The position will include some weekend and evening work. The post will be based at our Taunton Office with opportunities for home working by agreement with the line manager.

The closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 27th June 2022, with interviews planned for Thursday 7th July.

Please note that we will review applications throughout the advertising period and may close the advert early if a suitable applicant is found.

At Somerset Wildlife Trust we are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.