Overview

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 a self-motivated individual who shares our passion for youth-led solutions to the climate and environmental crisis. The Programme Coordinator will lead on the delivery of our core programmes in North West England and support with other emerging areas of our work, including the newly launched Penpont Project, the largest youth-led nature restoration project in the world. You will act as an educator, role model and mentor to young people whilst supporting them to take practical action to tackle environmental issues, develop their unique voices as young changemakers and help transform the sector from the inside out.

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.

Job title: Programme Coordinator – North West England
Location: The Beehive, Manchester
Salary: £23,500 – £25,500 per annum depending on experience plus benefits
Preferred start date: As soon as possible after interview
Contract: Full-time 12-month fixed term, with possible extension
Report to: North West Programme Manager
Expected travel: Frequent regional travel and occasional national travel is expected.
Benefits: 33 days annual leave including public holidays, 4 paid annual volunteer days, access to flexible working, training, development and career progression, work place pension contribution.
Closing date: 11th October 2020

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 2 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 worklife balance and spend lots of time outdoors. You’ll receive 28 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 applicants from people currently underrepresented in the environmental movement and on our team.

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 protected] with the subject line, ‘Programme Coordinator’:

  1. Your CV, including contact details for two referees
  2. A cover letter of no more than two sides of A4, outlining your suitability for the role, addressed to the Programme Manager
  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?
  4. [Optional] Filled Equality & Diversity Form

Referees will only be contacted after interview and prior to appointment.

Job Description

About Action for Conservation

Equality & Diversity Form