Wigan Greenheart Communications Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Wigan, United Kingdom

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4 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2022
Salary: Up to £24,000 pro rata per annum depending on experience
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time
Location: Wigan Office, Worsley Mesnes Drive, Wigan, WN3 5UF
We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join The Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside to help deliver positive environmental change through empowering local communities.

Wigan Greenheart is one of the first pilot Landscape Recovery schemes in England. The scheme will be an exemplar of how the post-industrial landscape can be re-imagined and how nature can be restored at landscape scale, over the long term. This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a team shaping major innovative action that will receive national recognition, working across the borough of Wigan, home to the newly declared Flashes of Wigan and Leigh National Nature Reserve.

We are looking for a talented Communications Officer to work with the Lancashire Wildlife Trust and Wigan Council and other stakeholders on a transformative partnership project to help reverse the nature and climate emergencies.

We need someone who is highly personable, passionate and capable, who is committed to supporting community powered change and facilitating local people to empower themselves to act for nature.

Landscape Recovery schemes represent a new approach to supporting long-term, significant habitat restoration and land use change of the sort that will be essential to achieve our ambitions. To support this, through our engagement approach, we aim to achieve a ‘tipping point’, where 1 in 4 people are inspired to become change makers within our landscape. Achieving this critical mass of people taking action will lead to real, positive change for both nature and the climate.

We offer 28 days holidays plus bank holidays per annum, increasing with length of service. A friendly and flexible working environment with the chance to be a part of the largest nature conservation body in the area, working together to improve our region for nature as well as engaging and inspiring people to connect and take action for wildlife.

Further details including a full Job Description can be found in the Recruitment Pack below, along with our application forms. Please review the Job Description before you apply.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form, and return your application before the closing date stated below.

Completed applications can be returned by email to applications@lancswt.org.uk

The Diversity Monitoring form can be completed by clicking here

(CV's will not be considered - No Agencies)

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is: Sunday 11th December 2022

Interviews: Thursday 15th December 2022

Wigan Greenheart Communications Officer

  • Application Form LWT.docx
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  • LWT Recruitment Pack 2022-Wigan Greenheart Communications Officer_0.pdf