Environmental Education Project Manager

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust


Fixed Term Contract for 12 months initially with a potential three year

Are you passionate about connecting children with nature? Do you believe nature is for
everyone? Do you genuinely want to make a difference?

We are looking for someone with the drive, skills and experience to lead our latest nature
connection project for schools, children and families in disadvantaged areas. Generation Wild
is engaging thousands of primary-age children with nature, improving their wellbeing and
inspiring the next generation of nature lovers.

This ground-breaking project uses story, music, art, performance and puppetry to create a sense
of magic and adventure, engaging a wide range of children irrespective of their background,
ability or preferred learning styles.

The role

Our learning teams have a real passion for breaking down the barriers preventing disadvantaged
children from connecting with nature. Working within this team and with the support of external
contractors, WWT experts, teachers, learners and our site-based learning teams, you will manage
delivery of the project across seven of our UK wetland centres.

This provides an exciting opportunity for someone to come in, evaluate project success to date
and use the learning from this to help shape a new phase of the project. They will effectively
plan, monitor and evaluate project activities, supporting their implementation across a range
of sites. Join us as we inspire a new generation; a generation who develop and benefit from a
love of nature and all that it has to offer.

The project was initially funded for three years to August 2024. We are currently involved in
positive discussions with the funder in order to extend the project by a further three years.

For this role, we can offer flexibility around working from home. It is expected the role will
need to work from their site base a few times a month and as required for key meetings. Travel
will also be a necessary part of this role, visiting our sites across the UK to support the
learning teams and observe the project in action. A willingness to travel regularly to other
WWT locations is essential, staying away from home as and when required.

When visiting our website you will notice that this position is referred to as Generation
Wild Project Manager. This is how the role is known internally within WWT.

About us

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is the UK’s leading wetland conservation charity. Our
wetland centres engage around a million visitors every year. Generation Wild forms an important
part of our wider learning programme which inspires over 45,000 learners per year.

We have a passion for engaging disadvantaged communities with nature and have a strong track
record of working with young people from these communities. We would welcome applicants from a
range of backgrounds. If this is a role that excites you, we want to hear from you.

Appointment to this position is subject to the successful candidate receiving an
enhanced disclosure and barred list check (child).

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will enjoy a wide range of benefits

  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, increasing to 38 days after 5 years’
  • Contributory pension scheme matching up to 7%
  • Life assurance providing 3 times annual salary
  • Access to a wide range of resources to support your health and wellbeing including our 24/7
    Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Closing date: Monday 5th June 2023

Interview date: Tuesday 13th June 2023

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

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