Quercus canariensis

Community Engagement Officer

Thanks to new funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, we are recruiting for a new role at the arboretum.

Community Engagement Officer – PT fixed term 2 years, 3 days per week

Working from the arboretum and from home, you will oversee the start of our community engagement and outdoor learning programme at the arboretum. Our aim is to engage people from all walks of life with the arboretum, its history, and creating its future.

The role will see a range of new events, volunteering days and courses take place, to manage the arboretum, bringing people from diverse backgrounds to the arboretum to learn about its history, improve their physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing, learn about our environment, and to form deep connections to nature so that they are inspired to look after our planet.

The role is 22.5 hours per week based partly in the arboretum and partly working from home. This will include some weekend work.

Please note that we are particularly interested in applications from individuals who might struggle to access work in this sector, or who have been out of work for personal reasons, and so if you have a keen interest but do not have a great deal of experience or meet every criteria, we would encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can adapt the role.

There is a small training and development budget for the right candidate to cover outdoor first aid and other qualifications.

Are you an enthusiastic and engaging individual with experience of working with wildlife, woodlands, adults and children? Can you share your passion for nature with others? We would like to hear from you.

Email your cover letter and CV to Rebecca Cork by Friday 24th January 2020. Interviews will take place on 27th and 28th January at Tortworth Forest Centre or via Skype.