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Secrets of the Solent project - Recruiting

The Hants & Wight Wildlife Trust have been successful in securing funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for its Secrets of the Solent project. They are now looking to recruit two new members of staff.

Secrets of the Solent: Community Engagement Officer

Circa £24K pa, depending on qualifications and experience; 4 year fixed term contract; full-time 35 hours per week; post based at Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust has secured funding from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new four year project - Secrets of the Solent. The project will open people’s eyes to the world beneath the waves and the wonderful marine heritage they have right on their doorstep, encouraging local people and sea users to take positive action to protect the Solent.

The role will co-ordinate the delivery of community engagement, interpretation and outreach elements of the project. It will involve close liaison with a full range of partner organisations, local tourist attractions and local communities across South Hampshire and the Isle of Wight to deliver a wide range of interpretation and promotional initiatives and a diverse range of experiences and activities that will bring alive the marine environment to a wide range of audiences.

This post will also be responsible for recruiting, enthusing, inspiring and training young people and local community members to become Marine Champions who will monitor and gather data about their local marine protected area, help to deliver events and activities and enthuse others about their local marine environment.

We are seeking an experienced and effective Community Engagement Officer with a proven track record of developing and delivering a wide range of community engagement activities, from talks to citizen science. Experience in recruiting, mentoring, training and inspiring volunteers is also essential. The role requires an inspirational individual and a highly effective communicator, with experience of positively engaging a wide range of people. A knowledge and understanding of the marine environment and conservation issues will be an advantage.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 14th May 2018

Interviews: Wednesday 6th June 2018 (a second interview may be required)

We require completed application forms only, CV’s will not be accepted. Please download an application form and further job details at www.hiwwt.org.uk or email recruitment@hiwwt.org.uk

Secrets of the Solent: Project Manager

Circa £28-30K pa, depending on qualifications and experience; 4 year fixed term contract; full-time 35 hours per week; post based at Curdridge, near Botley, Hampshire.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) has secured funding from Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project - Secrets of the Solent. This four year project will open people’s eyes to the world beneath the waves and the wonderful marine heritage they have right on their doorstep and encourage local people and sea users to take positive action to protect the Solent.

The post will lead and co-ordinate the delivery phase of the Secrets of the Solent project building on previous work to implement a high profile, high-quality, well supported programme of projects focussing on raising awareness and behaviour change. The role will need to continue to build strong working relationships with a range of stakeholder groups including sea-users, marine organisations, local authorities and local communities. In addition, the post will manage the Secrets of the Solent Community Engagement Officer and contractors, and will also work with a wide range of HIWWT specialist staff including the project’s Communications Officer.

We are seeking an inspirational, effective and experienced Project Manager with a proven track record of leading, delivering and managing HLF (or similar) projects including budgetary control and reporting. The role requires a highly effective communicator, with experience of positively engaging and influencing a diverse range of audiences including maintaining and developing key partner and stakeholder relationships. A knowledge and understanding of the marine environment and conservation issues is essential, so too prior experience of working with key sea user groups, including commercial fishermen and recreational boaters.

Closing date: 5pm Monday 14th May 2018

Interviews: Thursday 31st May 2018 (a second interview may be required)

We require completed application forms only, CV’s will not be accepted. Please download an application form and further job details at www.hiwwt.org.uk or email recruitment@hiwwt.org.uk

Posted 23/04/2018 14:46

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