Wildfowl & Wetland Trust
Bridgwater, Somerset
£26,669 per annum
Contract, Full-time
Job description
Project Officer 
Based in Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater
37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30pm
£26,669 per annum

The post is a fixed-term 24 month contract with strong potential for extension depending on future funding support for the project.

WWT is looking for a dynamic team player to help develop and deliver the work of this innovative and inspirational initiative working alongside our partners (Sedgemoor District Council and the Environment Agency) in the Bridgwater Blue Heritage project. Duties include developing and supporting a vibrant stakeholder forum, liaising with key partners, leading the scoping of environmental and heritage conservation opportunities, co-ordinating a programme of community engagement, and supporting all those who participate in the project.

The successful candidate will have a relevant degree in environmental management/geography (or equivalent qualifications) and appropriate experience in a related field; a wide understanding of stakeholder engagement techniques; excellent organisational and communication skills; good IT skills; experience of using social media to engage with the public; experience and knowledge of fundraising and a flexible and enthusiastic approach. A full driving licence with use of a vehicle is desirable.

The successful applicant will be resourceful, have excellent organisational and people skills and have experience of delivering partnership projects.

You will be working closely with Sedgemoor District Council, the Environment Agency and other key organisations in the area plus developing strong links with all relevant community groups to ensure the widest stakeholder participation in this exciting project. You will lead the prioritisation of conservation opportunities and lead an innovative community engagement programme which places people at the heart of the “Bridgwater Blue Heritage” project, bringing amenity, health and well-being benefits for people, enhancing community cohesion, the creation of amazing new wetlands and the protection of important maritime heritage.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

- 25 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service pro-rata 
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance 
- Free car parking and secure bike storage areas 
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all our centres 

Closing date: 9th February 2020
Interview date: w/c 17th February 2020 (to be held in Bridgwater)

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit. 

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410 

To apply for the role of Project Officer (Bridgwater Blue Heritage Community), please apply via the button shown. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Other organisations may call this role Conservation Officer, Conservation Project Co-ordinator, Conservation Project Officer, Environmental Project Officer, or Project Co-ordinator.
Posted on: 24 January 2020
Closed date: 09 February 2020
Job ref: HKVMS0902/CC-MI-CC
Tags: Project Management