Local recruitment: Learning and Engagement Officer

West Cumbria Rivers Trust

United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Part-time: 21 hours a week for 4 years (with possible extension)

Location: West Cumbria

Salary: £24,966 to £29,336 pro rata (with yearly increments following Professional Development Reviews) and 9% pension (optional)

West Cumbria Rivers Trust (WCRT) is a registered environmental charity dedicated to the preservation and improvement of the wildlife and habitats of rivers, lakes and the surrounding countryside in West Cumbria. We are a successful Rivers Trust with a territory covering several principal river catchments which include seven iconic lakes spanning a substantial part of the Lake District National Park and West Cumbria. We have an impressive track record of successful delivery of projects and are looking to employ a Learning and Engagement Officer to run the educational and outreach aspects of our new and exciting A Wilder Walkmill Project at Walkmill Community Woodland.

WCRT believe that reconnecting people to the natural world is essential to safeguarding its future and it also comes with a host of physical and mental health benefits for people. This exciting role will be delivering environmental education, Forest Schools and community activities as part of this four year National Lottery Heritage Fund project, with the aim of engaging people in the watery world at Walkmill Community Woodland to ensure its preservation for future generations.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject and have at least 2 years’ experience in delivering environmental education sessions and events to a broad cross section of society. You will be a self-starter who can demonstrate a committed, mature and flexible approach to the project and have the passion to engage and enthuse others. You will also have excellent project management, organisational, communication and reporting skills.

You will be part of a small but expanding team based in Keswick (although a flexible approach will be required as much of the time will be spent out on the west coast), reporting to A Wilder Walkmill Project Manager and supported by WCRT’s Trustees and staff. 

If you believe that you have the passion, commitment and skills to take this exciting opportunity forward then we would like to hear from you. For further details, please see the Job Specification.

To apply for this post please send your CV with a covering letter (both 2 sides of A4 maximum) setting out your experience and qualifications as highlighted in the job specification to [email protected]. Closing Date for applications is Sunday 3rd December 2023 at midnight. Interviews will be held in Keswick on Thursday 7th December 2023.





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