Join the Keeping it Wild Young People's Forum
Join a diverse group of 16-25-year-olds acting as a consultative panel and sounding board for this project. Ensure that London Wildlife Trust and project partners are more effective at engaging and meeting the needs of young people in the capital. Advocate for other young people, the environment and be the voice of your generation.
The Forum meets at least four times a year, discussing a range of topics from youth involvement to marketing and communications. A key remit of the Forum is also to help to improve London Wildlife Trust's communications and marketing strategy for engaging young Londoners in the city’s natural heritage. We'll get you involved with key decisions on our marketing content and creating fresh new posts for our social media.
It’s our future – that’s why it’s important
- Join four meetings a year and have your say in influencing organisational policy and strategy decisions around young people and the environment. You'll meet and form links with the Trust's Senior Management and Board of Trustees.
- We'll cover the cost of your travel expenses to/from Forum meetings and provide plenty of food to snack on.
- As we're increasingly meeting online, we can also help with data package costs to should you need a top-up to access the sessions online.
- You'll get the opportunity to take part in training, activities and events to help support you in your role and for the future, including:
- Gaining accredited Level 1 Media and Journalism training, delivered by youth media charity Headliners (UK);
- Work readiness, CV and job application training;
- An overview of nature conservation in London;
- Project management;
- PR and Communications Strategy.
- Practical conservation skills workshops on our nature reserves
- Meet other passionate young-Londoners at group meetings and social meetups, work on campaigns and projects together to help your city's wildlife.
- Help to shape the direction of our communications content (such as leaflets, posters and promotional films) and get involved with social media campaigns and takeovers.
Key achievements from the Forum
- Devising and creating a decorative Keeping it Wild banner for display at events.
- Advising Senior Management on how young people can be better represented in youth involvement, governance and environmental policy in London.
- Developing the Keeping it Wild Year 3 Promotional Film, watch this space for the big release this autumn!
- Helping to create youth-involvement training which was delivered to London Wildlife Trust staff.
- Creating Instagram takeovers and being part of the '12 Days of Wild Christmas' takeover.
- Forging links with the Trust's Senior Management Team and Board of Trustees: organising a mixer event for the two groups in late 2019, ensuring attendance of at least one Trustee at each Forum meeting.
What qualities are we looking for?
- You're 16-25 years old and have a Greater London postcode
- Able to commit to attending at least 4 meetings for one year. Sessions will cover themes including marketing and communications, fundraising, stakeholder viewpoints and charity strategy.
- The year will kick off with an online social and chance to meet each other on 17th November at 6-7.30pm, and our first meeting will be online on 25th November between 6-8pm. So best to make sure you are free for both these dates before applying.
- Interested in the development and delivery of a new and exciting youth initiative
- Interested in ensuring the voices of young people are heard
- Confident to speak out and share opinions
- Excited about driving the promotion of Keeping it Wild, through attending events, meetings, workshops and online via social media and online discussions.
Sounds like you? Apply today!
Closing date for applications: 9am, 11th November 2020
If you have any questions about the role or have any problems completing the forms, please email Emily Morshuis: firstname.lastname@example.org