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Job Vacancy - Education and Outreach Officer

Location: Keswick, covering West Cumbria

Salary: £25,140 up to £28,680 per annum (depending on experience) plus 6% pension

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 young and successful Rivers Trust with a territory covering several principal river catchments which include seven iconic lakes spanning a substantial part of the Lake District and West Cumbria. We have an impressive track record of successful delivery of projects and steady growth and are looking to employ an Education and Engagement Officer funded by Copeland Community Fund and United Utilities.

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 and community activities across West Cumbria, with the aim of engaging people in the watery world around them to ensure its preservation for future generations.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a relevant subject and have at least 3 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 has 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 of the office), reporting to the Trust Director and work closely with WCRT’s wonderful 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. If you would like to discuss the post further please contact Jodie Mills, WCRT Director on 017687 75429 or email jodie@westcumbriariverstrust.org. (Please note I will be on annual leave until 8th January 2019 so please email info@westcumbriariverstrust.org during this period).

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 jodie@westcumbriariverstrust.org.  

Closing date for applications is 9am on Monday 14th January 2019. Interviews will be held in Keswick on Monday 21st January 2019

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