Wild Coast Sussex Administration and Communications Officer

  • Location: Home working with office hot desk at Woods Mill, outside Henfield and travel to sites along the Sussex Coast.
  • Salary: £9,730  (£24,325.01 Pro rata)
  • Contract Type: Fixed term until April 2023
  • Hours: 14 Hours per Week.  Working pattern to be arranged between Monday to Friday in the main including occasional weekends and evenings.
  • Closing Date: 17th May Noon
  • Interview Date:  24th May - Interview will be remote via online video platform.

 Sussex Wildlife Trust is seeking an Administration and Communications Officer to join the Wild Coast Sussex Project Team.

 Sussex Wildlife Trust

 Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast.  By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.  Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers.

 Wild Coast Sussex

 Wild Coast Sussex will inspire Sussex communities to care for the marine environment & enable them to protect their local coast and sea.  Sussex Wildlife Trust is the lead partner on this exciting project with Marine Conservation Society, Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority and Brighton SEA LIFE.   Our partnership will champion the rare and precious marine wildlife found locally, highlighting the extraordinary kelp forests, seahorses and rays once abundant in Sussex which could recover and thrive if given a chance.

 The Role

 We have an exciting opportunity to join our Wild Coast Sussex partnership project team.   This role will deliver engaging project communications and develop the Wild Coast Sussex online community via social media channels.  The role will involve writing content suitable for different audiences, including young adults (16-25yrs), across various channels, such as website, social media, print and online marketing materials for the project.  The role will also support the Project team and partnership by providing high quality administration including meeting secretariat, project reporting and volunteer and event administration. 

 The Person

 You will be an experienced professional, with proven high quality communication and administrative skills.  You will have excellent IT skills and previous experience of copywriting and working professionally in social media is desirable.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are vital in this role, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.  An understanding of Sussex coastal communities and marine conservation is an advantage. 

Occasionally, you will be required to work evenings and weekends.