Woodland Wellbeing Project Officer

Coed Lleol (Small Woods Wales)


Applications are invited for this new project, funded by Pembrokeshire County Council SPF Fund,
to coordinate the delivery of a wide-ranging woodland wellbeing across Pembrokeshire, reaching
communities through wellbeing sessions, training courses and volunteering events. You will work
with project partners and create partnerships with individuals, communities and providers to
engage a diverse range of participants across the Local Authority.

Woodland Wellbeing Project Officer
£26,748 (5 days per week, pro rata / part-time & job shares will be
Contract: Fixed Term until Dec 2024, continuation dependent on funding

Job Purpose:

The Project Officer will set up the links to local areas, working with
referral partners from Primary and Secondary Care, third sector support agencies as well as
supporting self-referrals from within local communities, targeting areas high in deprivation
with higher unemployment. The Project Officer will arrange the programmes ensuring relevant
permissions, health and safety and risk management procedures are in place.

A. To manage, deliver, monitor and report on this new development project

B. To coordinate the delivery of a woodland and nature based programme of activities in NPT
working with project partners and creating partnerships with a wide range of providers who are
keen to work with diverse communities across the local Authority geographical area.

C. To increase social prescribing to woodlands through working with the health and social care
and third sector to improve the referral system, promote activities and embed outdoor provision
within the system.

Main Functional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understand, communicate and set up the project to meet outputs. Including setting up 6-week
    programmes, one-off volunteering events and accredited training courses. Managing engagement
    and participation alongside the Woodland Engagement Officer.
  • Coordinate the delivery of Woodland activity programmes for diverse communities, including
    contracting and coordination of leaders, programme design and assisting delivery, communication
    with site owners over permissions, and ensuring health and safety procedures.
  • Work with the Research and Evaluation coordinator to ensure the monitoring system reflects
    the funding requirements.
  • Manage the project, communicate with wider team members and ensure delivery is aligned with
  • Manage the project budget.
  • Promote project through internal comms processes and celebrate positive stories online,
    including manage the local Facebook page.
  • Help identify learning points and next steps regarding continuation of support.
  • Work closely with the partner organisations for the project, ensuring engagement and
    referral processes are well established.
  • Arrange additional support as needed to help engage the community, this could include
    transportation and translation.
  • Engage and recruit people into such social prescribing activities and events, including
    sourcing and receiving referrals through support groups and partner organisations; helping and
    encouraging hesitant individuals to attend.
  • Collect and enter confidential data from participants ensuring the monitoring systems are
    kept up to date.
  • Coordinate, publicise and facilitate meetings and events to develop community led ideas.
  • In collaboration with the Coordinator, strengthen partnerships with relevant organisations
    to support funding bids.
  • Attend staff meetings in your region or virtually, including Small Woods Association Team
    Meetings in Wales and England (please note this includes a minimum of 2x 2-day meetings, with
    overnight stay.
  • Take responsibility for own day-to-day office administration and answering queries.
  • Carry out any other similar duties as can reasonably be required of the post and any other
    tasks that may arise to benefit the project.

Application deadline: 15th December
Interviews: 19th December

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