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Take Root Project Officer

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Location England (South East)
Town/City Based at Jeffrey Harrison Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Sevenoaks
Salary Point 13 £25,837 - £28,401 (pro rata)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 23/01/2019
Company Name Kent Wildlife Trust
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The Job:  The post holder will work closely with the Nature and Wellbeing Officer and Project Lead, Director of Engagement, West Kent Mind, Sevenoaks District Council, Involve Kent and other project partners in delivering the Take Root Project, reducing isolation and loneliness in later life, as a result of engaging with and connecting with nature-focussed activities. This will include leading mindfulness and health walks, leading practical conservation tasks, wildlife gardening, wildlife monitoring and watching, and organising wellbeing events. This is an interesting and challenging opportunity to work at the centre of this busy charity and offer wellbeing benefits to participants through engagement with nature and wildlife.

You:  will have experience of delivering community engagement projects, preferably for wellbeing outcomes. You are a good communicator with emotional and social intelligence, and able to effectively work with a range of people, including leading volunteers, from different backgrounds and with different access requirements. You will maintain communication and good working relations with project partners and referral organisations, and have social media and marketing awareness to promote the project. You will have an awareness of positive wellbeing and good mental health, and with your conservation knowledge, will have a good understanding of how nature can play a role in this.

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals.  We are all working to protect wildlife and to find better ways to run an efficient and effective organisation.

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To apply, please visit our website to download an application pack www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk Applicants should read the Guidance Notes carefully before completing the applicant information form, supported by a Cover Note and CV.

Kent Wildlife Trust has a positive approach to equality and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community

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