Closing date: January 31st, 2021
Location: Bristol, UK
Contract: Full-time 12-month fixed term, with possible extension
Salary: £27,500 – £29,500 per annum depending on experience plus benefits
About Action for Conservation
We are at a critical moment in our earth’s history, and it’s never been more important to empower every young person to fight for their future and the future of the planet. Action for Conservation is an innovative young charity using pioneering approaches to inspire the next generation of environmental leaders. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds to build a youth movement committed to the earth.
About the role
This is an exciting role for an experienced manager who shares our passion for youth-led solutions to the climate and environmental crisis. The Programme Manager will work closely with the Head of Programmes to lead and expand our core programmes in South West England and Wales, grow and mentor a regional delivery team and support with other emerging areas of our work. You will act as an educator, role model and mentor to young people, whilst demonstrating strong, visible and inspiring leadership within the organisation.
If you feel you would make the most of an opportunity to shape an exciting young charity and have a positive impact on young people’s lives and the future of our planet, then we want to hear from you.
Why work with us?
You’ll be joining a young, mission-driven team who truly love what they do. Working with young people is always rewarding, sometimes challenging and never boring, and you’ll get to experience first-hand the positive impact that our work has. It goes without saying that we work hard, but we also maintain a positive work-life balance and spend lots of time outdoors. You’ll receive 33 days annual leave including public holidays, 4 paid annual volunteer days, quarterly team ‘action days’, away weekends, access to flexible working, training, development and career progression opportunities and a work place pension.
Our commitment to diversity
Diversity is one of our core values as an organisation and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We also recognise that the climate and ecological crisis disproportionately impacts minority and/or marginalised communities – yet these voices are largely underrepresented in the sector. We therefore encourage people from backgrounds currently underrepresented in the environmental movement and on our team, including people of colour, disabled people and LGBT+ people, to apply.
Our commitment to safeguarding
We’re committed to ensuring that robust child safeguarding practices are seen as the norm, so that safeguarding becomes everybody’s business. We expect all staff, volunteers and partners to protect the young people we work with from harm and abide by our Child Safeguarding Policy. Prior to appointment, the selected candidate will be required to provide two references and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be carried out.
How to apply
For more information, please download the Job Description below and read more about Action for Conservation. If you think this is the right role for you, please send the following to email@example.com with the subject line, ‘SW Programme Manager’:
1. Your CV, including contact details for two referees. References will only be contacted after interview and prior to appointment.
2. Completed Application Form
3. A video recording (max 1 min) of yourself answering the question: What do you perceive to be the biggest barrier to young people becoming involved in environmental action?
About Action for Conservation
Action for Conservation is a youth charity using pioneering approaches to inspire and empower young people, aged 12-18, to become the next generation of nature conservationists and positively impact the communities around them. To us, being a ‘conservationist’ doesn’t just mean following a career into traditional conservation science. We believe that a passion for conservation can flow through anyone’s life, whatever their day-job.