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Youth Engagement Officer- Tame Valley Wetlands

Salary: £21,900 pro rata

Closing date: Thursday 3rd December 2015

Location: Various

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a Youth Engagement Officer for the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme.

This post will be funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund and will be part of a Landscape Partnership Scheme that will improve the built and natural heritage of the Tame Valley Wetlands in Warwickshire & Staffordshire and help more people to experience, learn about and physically improve this 104 km² corridor along the River Tame between Tamworth and Birmingham.

The job will involve overseeing the development and delivery of a youth programme to engage young people in a wide range of positive activities. The Youth Engagement Officer’s work will provide young people with a greater appreciation for the local heritage, the knowledge and skills to look after the land in a sustainable way, and develop firm foundations for young people’s future lives in the Tame Valley.

 

We are looking for someone with:

  • A current first aid certificate
  • Full driving License and access to a vehicle

Preferably with:

  • A degree or experience in a conservation or environmental discipline
  • A JNC or local youth qualification

Experience of:

  • Developing and delivering practical conservation and environmental projects involving young people
  • Proven track record in youth work settings such as centre-based work, detached or rural settings that are youth related
  • Experience of working with young people in outdoor settings
  • Project management including day to day responsibility for budgets

Preference will be given to candidates who either live in the scheme area, or within a half an hour commute – or be willing to relocate to this area for the duration of the post (please state on application).

This role is part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Salary: £21,900 pro rata plus 10% pension

Hours: 25 hours / week 
Contract: 2.5 years (fixed-term).
Location: Hams Hall Environmental Centre, Near Coleshill, North Warwickshire.

Closing date: Thursday 3rd December 2015
Interview date: w/c 7th Dec – likely to be Wednesday 9th December

For more details and to download the application pack please visit the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust website.

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For more details and to download the application pack please visit the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust website.

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