Overview

Location: Woods Mill

Salary: £30,671.55

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 35 pw

Closing Date: 28 May 2024

Interview Date: 18 June 2024

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast. By working alongside local people, we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.

We are now in a critical decade for change to protect and restore nature with the help of more people taking action for wildlife. Now is the time for an ambitious action plan to match the scale and urgency of the challenges we are facing. Our new Strategic Plan – Our Wild Sussex –was launched in April and sets out our vision and commitment to turning the tide for wildlife so that by 2030, nature in Sussex will be in recovery.

To deliver our new strategic aims, we have recently completed a comprehensive restructure of the charity to align to our goals. This restructure has generated a suite of new roles and opportunities which will enable us to achieve our ambitions of restoring and protecting at least 30% of Sussex land and sea for nature, inspiring one in four people in Sussex to take meaningful action for wildlife, building a stronger more inclusive and diverse organisation and becoming a net zero and climate resilient organisation.

In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the environment sector, we particularly welcome applications from people who have an ethnically or geographically diverse background, who are non-graduates and/or are living in economically deprived areas.

The Role

To enable Sussex Wildlife Trust to deliver and encourage effective action for wildlife in Sussex through the provision of wildlife advice to the public; origination or development of communication material; and by taking responsibility for contact with all sections of the media on conservation issues.

The Person

We are seeking an experienced and highly organised individual to run the Trust’s wildlife information service (WildCall) and deliver engaging communications on a wildlife and conservation theme. The role requires a conservation background with excellent wildlife knowledge and strong written and verbal communication skills. You will be responsible for providing wildlife and conservation information, advice and support to the public by telephone, email or social media. You will create original content, on a conservation or wildlife theme, for external publications and be responsible for preparing, editing and proofreading copy for magazine articles. You will also play an active role in supporting the Trust’s campaign work.

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays each year (pro-rated for part time staff)
  • Pension – company contribution from 6% and employee contribution of 3%
  • Life Assurance – Pension Scheme Members 2 x Salary, Non-Pension Scheme Members 1 x Salary
  • 2 days paid leave for volunteering each year
  • Flexible working policy
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • EAP
  • Employee discounts
  • Informal car share arrangements

For more detailed information see what we offer page in the Recruitment Pack.