Closing date: Friday 2 December 2022
Salary: £25,000 (inclusive of pension and accommodation contributions)
Contract type: Fixed term
Working hours: Full-time
Location: Alderney, Alderney

Are you a good listener? Would you enjoy the challenge of finding new ways to create a successful island with thriving wildlife? Can you comfortably engage with everyone from children to the elderly, young people with complex needs to local politicians? If the answer is yes, then this job is for you.

Team Wilder is a new way of working across the Wildlife Trusts network. We are looking for a Community Support Officer to work with Alderney’s residents, listening to them about their concerns for the Island’s environment. You will work to support the community, providing resources and where appropriate helping to provide direct support. This could be anything from enabling the island’s children to have greater access to nature, working with businesses to help secure more sustainable jobs, helping to developing new wild spaces, or taking action on reducing waste.

  • Ability to inspire and motivate.
  • Ability to organise and plan work effectively.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to produce engagement materials.
  • Ability to work co-operatively as part of a team and with communities and local organisations
  • Ability to work independently and lead when required.
  • Computer literacy, including word processing and spreadsheet skills.
Experience and knowledge:
  • Experience in running and supporting events.
  • Experience in engaging communities and the public about natural world.
  • Experience in delivery of educational and/or engagement activities.
  • Experience of using social media platforms.
  • An interest in wildlife and the natural world.
The structure of role:
  • This is a 2-year role funded through the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts.
  • There will be a 6-week probationary period.
  • Accommodation to be negotiated.
  • Will include pension and social security contributions.
Terms of contract:
  • 37.5 hour per week – work hours are flexible to suit personal and team requirements; however, they may include weekends, evenings, and bank holidays as necessary.
  • Six-week probationary period and a two-year contract.
  • Salary £25,000 inclusive of accommodation and pension contributions up to a set value, to be negotiated.

We would welcome applicants from both on island and off island.

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How to Apply

Please provide a CV(inclusive of references) and send it to admin@alderneywildlife.org together with a covering letter explaining what makes you the right candidate to take on this role. We are seeking candidates who are looking to help the youngest Wildlife Trust transition into one of the most effective small island nature conservation charities in the British Isles and would like to hear how you can help us achieve this.

If you would like further details regarding the role, you can contact manager@alderneywildlife.org or call +44 (0) 1481 822935.

The AWT regrets that as a small charity it may not be able to respond to all applications upon receipt. Initial interviews will be undertaken remotely, final interview will be undertaken on island (cost covered). The successful candidate will be expected to commence the role at the earliest possible opportunity, though starting times are negotiable.