Wilder Communities Manager

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust


Wilder Communities Manager
Full Time – 35 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract for 3 Years
Salary: £35,000
Location: Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Southampton, SO32 2DP and

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working for nature’s
recovery and to bring people closer to nature.

‘Our vision for a wilder future is beautiful and vital!’

We want great places to live that are good for people and good for wildlife.

We want nature to be normal, for children to grow up with wild green spaces to explore.

We want to restore and re-wild our land and sea and tip the balance in favour of nature.

We know this is what’s needed for our food, oxygen, physical and mental health, our prosperity
and for a strong and vibrant society.

We know that nature’s recovery can help tackle the climate crisis.

Our future has to be wilder!

We are seeking a Wilder Communities Manager to join our cause.

This Fixed Term role involves:

Management and supervision of the Trust’s Wilder Communities work 

  • Providing direct line management to all Wilder Communities Officers & 1 Engagement
    Officer (currently 6 staff members).
  • Project managing all Wilder Communities projects, including developing work plans, managing
    budgets and ensuring impact measurement and reporting is completed. 

Development of Wilder Communities

  • Monitoring and reviewing the external funding environment for new funding opportunities to
    support ongoing community focussed work within the Trust. 
  • Working with the fundraising team to develop new and innovate funding streams for
    communities work. 

Reporting, impact measurement and evaluation

  • Supporting the Director of Advocacy and Engagement, and the Deputy Director of Engagement
    with quarterly financial and strategic reporting.
  • Leading the creation and delivery of a citizen science programme, working closely with the
    engagement team, marketing and communications team, ecology and nature recovery teams to ensure
    a robust and engaging programme.

The full Job Description is available in our Recruitment Pack on our website, but in summary, the following is


  • Significant experience of working with a range of audiences, developing engaging programmes
    to promote nature connection and empower action for nature in communities.
  • Significant experience of staff management.


  • Excellent understanding of health and safety and safeguarding requirements. 
  • Good knowledge of how to develop and lead successful projects.


  • Effective communication and public speaking skills. 
  • Well organised with good time management skills. 

Personal Qualities  

  • Able to work on own initiative and with a team. 
  • Approachable and engaging manner. 

Wild About Inclusion!

As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the
communities in which we live and work. We encourage applications from all sections of the
community, particularly those underrepresented within our sector, including people from black,
Asian, minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a
Movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

We are happy to talk hybrid working

This role will be based at our office in Curdridge, however, we are happy to consider a hybrid
working routine, with a proportion of the week spent working from home. We are a local charity
and so applicants should be able to routinely access our office and other locations around the
county as necessary.

Closing date: 28 March 2023

Interviews: To be confirmed

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