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Nextdoor Nature Stafford Community Organiser

Closing date: Thursday 7 July 2022

Salary: £23,984.08 - £25,491.32 per annum

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: The Wolseley Centre, The Wolseley Centre, Wolseley Bridge, Staffordshire, ST17 0WT

We are currently looking for a passionate community organiser to support the empowerment of under-represented and disconnected groups within communities in Stafford, enabling groups and individuals to develop skills to design and deliver their own wildlife space (gardens) and greenspace projects.

About You.

You will have experience of championing a community-focused project inspiring local communities to take positive action. You will have strong interpersonal skills including the ability to motivate and encourage the local community and are able to work effectively with people of all ages, gender, ethnic origin, background and level of responsibility. You will have strong planning and organisational skills, be able to work within a busy team and work accurately within limited timeframes.

You will also have experience of developing relationships, supporting new ideas and projects, with a particular focus on adults and older children. You will support communities to develop new and innovative ways to experience and protect the natural world and increase opportunities for communities to engage with the work of the Trust and to empower people to take independent action for wildlife.

You must be prepared to undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally CRB) and provide appropriate references in relation to your suitability to work with children.

About the Role.

The post holder will develop a community-focused project to increase opportunities for communities in Stafford to engage with the work of the Trust and to empower people to take independent action for wildlife. The role will be a public presence of the Trust in the community and will development relationships, support new ideas and build projects. With a particular focus on SWT Job Advert template ver. Jun 2022 adults and older children, they will support communities to develop new and innovative ways to experience and protect the natural world.

About Us.

“Staffordshire Wildlife Trust protects and enhances the wildlife and wild places of Staffordshire and promotes understanding, enjoyment and involvement in the natural world.”

A registered charity established in 1969 we are one of 46 county Wildlife Trusts throughout the UK and are supported by over 18,500 members. The Trust owns or manages 32 nature reserves covering an area of over 1804 hectares. Our 160 staff are based in six locations around the county including our Headquarters at Wolseley Bridge, Stafford, with our work divided up into five departments: Resources, People Engagement, Conservation Delivery, Fundraising, Communication and Membership & Commercial. The Trust has a diverse workforce of including site wardens, wildlife surveyors, community and education officers, catering, retail and administration.

In addition, we have the trading company which looks after the trading side of our business. This includes cafés at The Wolseley Centre and Westport Lake Visitor Centre, charity shops in Leek, Penkridge and Codsall and a retail shop in the Wolseley Centre. We are welcoming. One of the core values of Staffordshire Wildlife Trust is that we nurture a culture of equality, inclusivity and diversity. We are welcoming to those underrepresented in our communities and we strive to listen learn and share from each other.

Staffordshire Wildlife Trust are committed to keeping children and young people safe, you can see our policy here.

Safeguarding and protecting our visitors, customers, members, staff and volunteers is the responsibility of every trustee, employee, and volunteer at Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. For more information and to request an application pack contact Staffordshire Wildlife Trust on jobs@staffs-wildlife.org.uk or visit our website.