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Project Development Officer - Keeping it Wild

Salary: £23,770 - £24,761 per annum pro rata

Closing date: Tuesday 19th September 2017

London Wildlife Trust are seeking to appoint a Project Development Officer to support and actively contribute to the delivery of a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) Kick the Dust development phase of the ‘Keeping it Wild’ project.

Based: Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London, SW1P 2AF

Salary: £23,770 - £24,761 per annum pro rata i.e. £14,262 - £14,856 based on 3 days a weekPart-time (3 days a week), fixed term contract for 6 months

The project aims to empower and inspire young people ages 11-25, from backgrounds currently under-represented in natural heritage, to take part in hands-on, practical conservation work to help the nature on their doorsteps to ‘keep wild’. The role will involve:

· delivering taster events, with particular targeting of disadvantaged and under-represented young people

· researching young people’s perceptions about natural heritage in London, identifying potential barriers to access

· enabling young people to influence the shape and content of the project’s activities

· write up consultation findings into a comprehensive report as a part of the final report of the development phase.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience of planning and delivering a range of consultation activities for young people aged 11-25 including experience of outreach and the ability to work with young people from diverse backgrounds and abilities. The candidate should have experience of driving forward and developing projects, project planning and project management with excellent communication, networking and facilitation skills with a range of partners and stakeholders.

London Wildlife Trust manages over forty nature reserve sites across the capital that are exemplars of urban conservation land management which engage the local communities that use these sites. The Trust delivers projects focusing on protecting priority habitats and species in London and works to influence policy makers to support this work. The Trust engages London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education and outreach work. To understand more about our plans ahead, read our strategic plan: For a Wilder City 2015 – 2020 here.

To apply, please send a completed Candidate Details Form and Application Form to

Closing date: Tuesday 19th September at 9.30am

Interview date: Monday 25th September 2017

An enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.

London Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer.


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