Engagement Officer (Project Godwit)
Ref: EO(PG)FTC(2021)Con

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

WWT Welney, Home Based
£12,628 per annum
Position type
Part Time
Working pattern
22.5 hours per week
Job advert

This is a fixed term contract for 6 months

We are looking for an engagement officer to join the Project Godwit team at WWT Welney Wetland Centre to develop and deliver a programme of events for local schools and community groups.

Project Godwit is a five-year EU Life funded project that is aiming to secure the future of breeding black-tailed godwits in the UK through habitat management, research, supplementing the population through headstarting, and engaging local communities. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to develop a career in informal education, science communication or event coordination. The successful applicant will guide the project’s engagement activities and ambitions, through the final year of the project, following an extension which was granted since the majority of the project’s activities had to be cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Project Godwit is a partnership between RSPB and WWT with major funding from the EU LIFE Nature Programme, the HSBC 150th Anniversary fund, Natural England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, through the Back from the Brink Programme, and Leica UK. The project aims to secure the future of black-tailed godwits in the Fens. www.projectgodwit.org.uk. 

About the job:
• You will help develop educational materials and outreach sessions designed to bring local wildlife and wetlands into the classroom.
• You will deliver outreach sessions to local schools and community groups, inspiring and enthusing them about the importance of their local area for wildlife.
• You will develop relationships with local schools and community groups to maintain ongoing engagement with the project.
• You will work largely in the local area of WWT Welney and will need to regularly travel around this area.  Evening and weekend work will occasionally be required as well as very occasional travel to WWT Slimbridge.

What type of applicant are we looking for?
• Previous background working in an education/teaching role.
• Understanding and experience of safeguarding issues.
• Passionate about delivering nature based learning experiences.
• Ability to develop educational materials and outreach sessions.
• Excellent communication, team work and interpersonal skills.
• A team worker with a positive, ‘can do’ attitude.
• Able to work alone with excellent initiative.
• Highly organised, attention to detail and able to work under pressure.
• Good computer skills, proficient in MS Word, Excel and Outlook.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata)
- Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
- Life assurance 
- Free parking and secure bike storage
- Free entry to all our centres 

Appointment to this position is subject to the successful candidate receiving an enhanced disclosure and barred list check (child).

This position is home-based but frequent travel to WWT Welney as well as to other sites in the local area (such as local schools) will be required.

Closing date:  12th January 2022
Interview date:  17th January 2022

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


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