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Community Engagement Officer - Black to Green Project

A new project team, with three full-time posts, is being created to lead the Black to Green Project on behalf of The National Forest Company and a committed wider partnership, including the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust.

Black to Green will conserve and enhance the Heart of the Forest, a ten square mile area centred on Moira, Donisthorpe and Ashby Woulds, the most radically transformed landscape within the 200 square miles of The National Forest.

Details of the Community Engagement Officer post, which will be hosted by Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust, are set out below. Information on the other posts and the project summary can be found here

This project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Black to Green Community Engagement Officer

This is a joint post with The National Forest Company. The post will be employed by the Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust and the post holder will be based at the Trust’s offices in Leicester, but will work closely with the other members of the team.

The Community Engagement Officer will develop and deliver activities for people to take part in the Black to Green project. This will include developing a range of events from wildlife identification, practical conservation tasks and a programme of training that supports people to volunteer and groups to establish. 

We are looking for someone who thrives on making things happen, and has the energy and commitment to deliver lively and engaging activities. 

Appointment:  This is a full-time post (35 hours per week) for a fixed term of three years.

Salary:  £21,023 per annum. 

Closing date for applications:  12.00 noon, Friday 3rd July 2015

Interviews:  To be held at The Old Mill, 9 Soar Lane, Leicester on Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Further information and how to apply is available to download below:

Job description and person specification

Background information on the work of the Trust

Background information on the Black to Green Project

Alternatively contact Isabel Frankland on 0116 262 9968 or email [email protected]

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Face-to-Face Membership Recruiters 

Interested in your local wildlife? 

Looking for flexibility at work?

Closing date:       31st July 2015

Location:              Leicestershire and Rutland

The role: We need enthusiastic and dedicated people, with a passion for wildlife and flair for communication, to recruit new members to the Wildlife Trust at pre-booked venues, shows and organised events.

Pay: Good income potential (up to £15/hour) with a bonus scheme and daily expense allowance.

Hours: Flexible working arrangements (from 3 to 5 days per week) with some weekend working

Requirements: This role is ideal for someone looking for flexibility in their working life, a change of pace and lifestyle or wanting to supplement their existing income.  Access to your own transport is essential, but no experience is necessary as training will be provided



E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: 01865 775476


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