Wild Coast Sussex Learning & Engagement Officer

•Location: (Home working with office hot desk at Woods Mill, outside Henfield and travel to sites along the Sussex Coast).

•Salary: £15,899.03 £26,498.38 Pro rata

•Contract Type: Fixed Term until April 2023

•Hours: 21 Hours Per Week.  Working pattern to be arranged between Monday to Friday in the main including occasional weekends and evenings.

•Closing Date: Midday 27th July 2020

•Interview Date:  11th August 2020 – Interview will most likely be remote via online video platform.

 Sussex Wildlife Trust is seeking a Learning and Engagement Officer to work with 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 new project with Marine Conservation Society (MCS), Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (IFCA) 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 second chance.

 The Role

 This is a new role which will contribute to the successful delivery of the Wild Coast Sussex NLHF project, working alongside the project team and volunteers.  The officer will deliver primary school Wild Beach sessions and events with coastal communities.  This role will assist with interpretation including content for the digital platform and the collection of data for project evaluation.

 The Person

 You will need to have experience of working in the environmental education sector or the voluntary sector with children and young people.  The successful candidate will have knowledge of Sussex marine and coastal ecology and communities.  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are vital in this role, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

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