The Wildlife Trusts
Part time (21 hours per week)
Fixed term contract: 1st January 2024 to 31st December 2024
The Wildlife Trusts are a federated movement of 46 charities, supported by a central charity,
the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts. Together we have more than 911,000 members, 35,000
volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. We are at an exciting moment in our 110-year history,
with the development of an ambitious new strategy, setting out a vision of nature in recovery,
with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people
and nature thrive.
Wildlife Trusts care for – and have restored – some of the most special places for wildlife in
the UK. Collectively we manage more than 2,300 nature reserves, operate 123 visitor and
education centres and own 29 working farms. We undertake research, we stand up for wildlife and
wild places under threat, and we help people access nature.
The next few years will be critical in determining what kind of world we all live in. We need
to urgently reverse the loss of wildlife and put nature into recovery at scale if we are to
prevent climate and ecological disaster. We recognise that this will require big, bold changes
in the way The Wildlife Trusts work, not least in how we inspire and enable communities and
people and support them to take action for nature.
Are you passionate about enabling communities to take action to improve the places where they
live? Do you see nature as an exciting and inspirational part of solving problems within
society? We are looking for a creative and innovative digital content creator and co-ordinator
with a flair for enabling communities to take practical action through online advice and be a
celebrated part of nature’s recovery.
The Wildlife Trusts and National Lottery Heritage Fund have come together to deliver the
groundbreaking, community driven programme ‘Nextdoor Nature’. We are driving action for nature
through the power of community organising within 200 communities across the UK.
The Digital Hub is a critical part of Nextdoor Nature and part of the legacy of this National
Lottery Heritage Fund project. It is the place where communities come together, share ideas and
solutions and inspire each other. We have the foundation in place, so now the exciting work
begins! You will be developing the Digital Hub into a valuable and inspirational online space,
illustrated through community’s stories and experiences of action for nature within
neighbourhoods. You will continue to uphold the key principles of using first-person voices,
producing interesting and accessible content in plain English and in Welsh, drawing on your
experience from using these principles in previous digital projects.
You will be skilled in developing user-led content design, demonstrating a passion for
accessible, user focused content. You will be able to work with our ICT Team as a support in
integrating the Digital Hub into The Wildlife Trusts’ national website.
You will be a motivated and creative self-starter who also thrives as part of a team. You will
be experienced in sourcing and utilising user-led content and amplifying authentic voices in
ways that enable communities to share their ideas and good practice. You will understand, and
be highly capable of communicating with, audiences from a diverse mix of backgrounds, including
young people. You will be generous with the way you support others to bring solutions forward
for nature’s recovery.
The Wildlife Trusts value passion, respect, trust, integrity, pragmatic activism and strength
in diversity. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims, we are not judgemental and are
inclusive. We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage
applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from
minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that
recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.
The Wildlife Trusts take our Safeguarding responsibilities extremely seriously. Please click
here to read our commitment statement.
As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a
disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you
require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.
This role may be subject to a DBS check.
Closing date for applications: 17th December 2023
First interview: 8th January 2024
Second interview: 11th January 2024
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