Engagement Officer (Project Godwit), Welney

Application Deadline: 
9 Dec 2018

Further details here. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational 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.

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 may be required as well as 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.
• An enthusiastic 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.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

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
- Cycle to work scheme
- Free entry to all our centre