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Head of Community Action for Wildlife (children and youth)

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Location: Initially home-based due to Covid-19 restrictions then at Woods Mill / flexible working
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 07/03/2021
Company Name Sussex Wildlife Trust
Contact Name Salary: £31,135 – pay review pending - Contract Type: Permanent - Hours: 35 Hours per Week Monday to Friday some evening and weekends
Website Further Details / Applications
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Directory Entry : The Sussex Wildlife Trust is the leading organisation covering all aspects of nature conservation in Sussex. Our work includes environmental education, working with landowners, businesses and local communities, and the care of downland, woodland, wetland and heath. We are supported by over 30,000 members which is almost 2% of the population of Sussex.
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Sussex Wildlife Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of Community Action for Wildlife (children and youth) to enable young people across Sussex to take effective action for wildlife.

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust is the county's largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Sussex's wildlife and wild places. We are one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working to build a better future for people, the environment and wildlife   

The Role

The role requires a high level of commitment to nature and the ability to: - 

  • Inspire and manage a committed and skilled Children and Youth team through imagination, resourcefulness and diplomacy
  • Lead on the strategic development of experiences and opportunities for all children and young people, that inspire individuals, communities, schools, visitors to understand, value and take action for wildlife across Sussex
    • Build upon recent learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic to utilise a range of interactive communication techniques to reach and engage with diverse audiences
    • Underpin our programmes and activities by ensuring the resources, income and structure required are in place to enable successful delivery and outcomes

The Person

  • A structured and strategic thinker who can bring a creative approach across the breadth of the Trust’s engagement activities
  • Experienced in leading formal and informal learning programmes and wider-community projects
  • Embraces unexpected challenges and responds to swiftly changing demands/priorities
  • Great people management skills and the ability to inspire others with a clear vision.
Closing Date: 7th March
Interview Date:  16/17 March– Interview will most likely be remote via online video platform
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