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People and Wildife Officer

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location England (South East) - UK
Town/City Hertford
Salary Additional Information £20,903 - £23,080 pa pro rata, 37 and 18 Hours Per Week Available - 3 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 04/11/2020
Company Name Hertfordshire County Council
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Email ychertfordshire@hertfordshire.gov.uk
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This is a 3 Year Fixed Term Contract. 

Are you interested in working with young people and their families to develop and deliver engaging nature-based experiences that support participants’ emotional wellbeing and facilitate practical conservation volunteering opportunities?

YC Hertfordshire, in partnership with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, has launched an exciting new project ‘Go Wild at Hudnall’, funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project will offer free nature-based activities for children, young people and families in a beautiful natural setting. The focus is on developing young people’s emotional wellbeing, resilience and self-confidence, as well as nurturing a connection to their natural environment through experiencing and learning about wildlife species, habitats and conservation.

We particularly want to reach disadvantaged groups (e.g. BAME communities, looked after children, care leavers, young people with learning disabilities and difficulties, living with mental health issues, young carers, in the youth justice system etc.). The age range is mainly 11-18 (up to 25 with disabilities, or 21 for care leavers). Some activities will be family-focused and tailored for younger or pre-school children.

Hudnall Park is a magical place set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland and meadow on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in Dacorum. It provides a range of key wildlife habitats in a self-contained and safe setting, including ancient woodland, grassland, pond and hedgerows. The project will be improving these valuable, threatened habitats, through practical landscape management, as well as engaging young people with a wide range of nature-based activities and volunteering.

At Hertfordshire County Council, we are passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for every member of our community. Many of our local young people are excelling in life, but others face a myriad of challenges and concerns. As such, YC Hertfordshire Services for Young People plays an essential role in helping these individuals develop the personal, social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life.

You will have a qualification or relevant experience in species and habitat management and environmental education. You will have relevant training and licences for managing habitats and experience of planning and delivering environmental education, nature-based learning and practical conservation activities.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering the above activities for young people accessing the project. As part of your role, you will create and prepare wildlife and habitat resources and interpretation for a range of activities and carry out ongoing practical tasks to improve, develop and maintain habitats, in line with the landscape and ecology management plan.

Post-holders will receive training in delivering mindfulness, forest schools and traditional crafts, therefore we are looking for people with a keen interest in the benefits of being in nature for emotional wellbeing and mental health.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, interviews may be conducted virtually. Please do express your interest in this role and we will come back to you.

If you have any queries regarding the role please contact Leanne Clayton on 01992588229 or ychertfordshire@hertfordshire.gov.uk

Apply here.

Closing date: midnight 4th November

Interview date: 12th and 13th November

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