Head of Community Action for Wildlife (Children and Youth)

Sussex Wildlife Trust is seeking to appoint an inspirational Head of Community Action for Wildlife (children and youth) to enable young people across Sussex to take effective action for wildlife.

 Location: Initially home-based due to Covid-19 restrictions then at Woods Mill / flexible working

Salary:   ­­­ £31,135 – pay review pending

Contract Type:   Permanent

Hours:     35 Hours per Week Monday to Friday some evening and weekends

Closing Date:   7th March

Interview Date:  16/17 March– Interview will most likely be remote via online video platform

Please Note: This role will be subject to an enhanced DBS check

 Sussex Wildlife Trust

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

 The Role

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

 Inspire and manage a committed and skilled Children and Youth team through imagination, resourcefulness and diplomacy

Lead on the strategic development of experiences and opportunities for all children and young people, that inspire individuals, communities, schools, visitors to understand, value and take action for wildlife across Sussex

Build upon recent learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic to utilise a range of interactive communication techniques to reach and engage with diverse audiences

Underpin our programmes and activities by ensuring the resources, income and structure required are in place to enable successful delivery and outcomes

 The Person

A structured and strategic thinker who can bring a creative approach across the breadth of the Trust’s engagement activities

Experienced in leading formal and informal learning programmes and wider-community projects

Embraces unexpected challenges and responds to swiftly changing demands/priorities Great people management skills and the ability to inspire others with a clear vision.