Keeping it Wild Project Assistant
Salary: £20,067- £21,123 per annum dependent on experience
Role: Full-time fixed term contract, 1st September 2020 until 31 March 2021
Based at: Central Office, Dean Bradley House, 52, Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF with significant time spent other London Wildlife Trust nature reserves around London. We are open to exploring flexible working arrangements (including working from home, when not delivering activities on site)
Closing date: Friday 24th July 2020, 9am
Provisional start date: 1st September 2020
Do you love London's wildlife and want to help ensure it flourishes in the future? Are you passionate about inspiring, creating opportunities for, and working with young people? We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic person to join our Keeping it Wild team to support the delivery of our exciting youth-engagement project in London.
Keeping it Wild is an ambitious three year project (launched in September 2018) supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, that aims to empower and inspire 600 young people aged 11-25 from backgrounds currently under-represented in the environmental sector, to gain vital skills while discovering, conserving and sharing their experiences of the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces. The project is working to inspire more young Londoners to care about and protect wildlife and wild spaces, through a range of exciting opportunities and utilising digital media and journalism creation to share and document their experiences. Alongside John Muir Trust, London Wildlife Trust is working closely with youth partners, London Youth and Headliners (UK) to deliver this exciting project.
We are looking for someone who:
Enjoys being outdoors in all weather, is enthusiastic and hard working;
Has excellent communication, networking and facilitation skills with a range of partners and stakeholders;
Is interested in London’s wildlife and wild spaces;
Has knowledge of London’s young people and an understanding of the issues that they face;
Is interested in delivering face-to-face and digital-based activities for young people focussed on urban nature conservation;
Has exceptional organisational skills and ability to manage various tasks and project related administration at the same time, and capable of managing time effectively;
Is IT literate – including experience of working with the Microsoft Office suite;
Has experience of working within a team.
Does this sound like you? If so we’d love to hear from you!
London Wildlife Trust is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. We believe that London’s diversity is one of its greatest assets and we endeavor to ensure our staff body reflects this. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability. Read about London Wildlife Trust’s commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion on our website.
If you aren’t sure if this role is for you and are cautious about putting yourself out there then why not have a chat with someone in the team first by contacting us. Let us know if we can do anything to make the application or interview process more accessible.
About London Wildlife Trust London Wildlife Trust manages nature reserves across the capital that are exemplars of urban conservation land management and which greatly benefit the local communities that use these sites. The Trust delivers projects focusing on protecting priority habitats and wildlife species in London and works to influence policy makers to support this work. The Trust engages London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education and outreach work.
An enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.
Closing date: Friday 24th July 2020 at 9am
Interview date: Friday 31st July 2020*
Provisional start date: 1st September 2020
* Interview dates and locations are subject to change depending on developing government advice on the Coronavirus, with the possibility of holding interviews virtually. More information will be given to those invited to an interview at the time. Let us know if we can do anything to make the application or interview process more accessible.
This role is funded by the DCMS Youth Accelerator Fund via National Lottery Heritage Fund.
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