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Title  

Director of Communities and Wildlife (Learning and Engagement)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   England (South East)
Salary   Permanent Full Time / circa £50,000 dependant on skills and experience
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   06/09/2021
Company Name   Sussex Wildlife Trust
Contact Name  
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Description  

We are seeking an outstanding and dynamic Director of Communities and Wildlife (Learning and Engagement) to enable communities across Sussex to take effective action for wildlife through directing an ambitious and commercially viable programme of wildlife-focused projects, events, education, courses, communications and activities, to inspire, connect and energise individuals, Trust members, community groups and organisations.

This is an exciting full time opportunity, reflecting our aim to extend our reach to new audiences and to help more people understand and take action for wildlife within their community.  

Responsibilities

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

  • Lead a professional and committed team to create exciting experiences and opportunities for all, that inspire individuals, communities, schools, visitors and our members to understand, value and act for wildlife across Sussex
  • Build upon recent learnings (during the pandemic) to utilise a range of interactive communication techniques to reach and engage with diverse audiences
  • Upscale the work of the Trust to motivate, guide and support local community groups to take action to protect and conserve their local wildlife and wild places
  • Develop our work with volunteers, to ensure we continue to attract new diverse individuals and retain their valued support and commitment
  • Oversee delivery at our visitor centres across Sussex including at the flagship Rye Harbour Discovery Centre and other high profile locations across Sussex, such as Woods Mill and Seven Sisters Country Park to ensure high standards of commercial viability, safety and sustainability.
  • Underpin our programmes and activities through ensuring resources, income and structure required for successful delivery and outcomes

The Individual

Our ideal candidate will have a passion for developing learning and community action for wildlife across a variety of audiences and be able to demonstrate:

  • Structured and strategic thinking
  • Ability to apply a creative approach across the breadth of the Trust’s engagement activity
  • Experience of leading formal and informal learning programmes and wider-community projects
  • Great people management skills and the ability to motivate, inspire and support a diverse team
  • Commercial awareness
  • A collaborative nature

We are committed to creating a diverse workforce and providing an inclusive work environment. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

About us

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

Next steps

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, we would love to hear from you.

If you require adjustments during your application process, please flag this on your application form and we will ensure that you are supported throughout the application process to enable you to be at your best.

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