Community Engagement Officer

Closing date:
Salary: c£25,000p/a
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Pirbright HQ, School Lane, Pirbright, Surrey, GU24 0JN
We are looking for a Community Engagement Officer to help us to further build our strong, informed and reliable group of volunteers to champion wildlife and the Trust’s work.

Contact details

Claire Courtier, Community Engagement Manager, claire.courtier@surreywt.org.uk 

Job reference: Community Engagement Officer

Surrey Wildlife Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts across the UK, a grassroots movement working to protect and connect at least 30 per cent of land and sea for nature's recovery by 2030.

‘Our vision for a wilder Surrey is a future with abundant wildlife and nature recovery networks rich in biodiversity.’

Working with our Community Engagement Manager, we are looking for an enthusiastic person to engage a wider audience, helping us to further build our strong, informed and reliable group of volunteers to champion wildlife and the Trust’s work; we want to significantly extend our reach to educate and influence individuals across Surrey to encourage them to realise the value of nature.

To support this ambition, we will also be building our training provision for volunteers, trainees and young people and developing career opportunities.

If you are a highly organised individual with excellent interpersonal skills, who can deliver the Trust’s objectives via working with volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds, educational needs, ages and abilities, utilising your passion to educate, enthuse and motivate others, this is the role for you.

You must have some previous experience of successfully working with, organising and leading volunteers and the ability to reach and inspire others in nature conservation. An out-going, personable and friendly personality with the ability to work with a wide range of people is essential coupled with a passion for the natural joy of nature.

The job will involve being outdoors for many days of the year, as well as regular admin office based time, and a driving licence is essential as our locations cannot easily be accessed by public transport.

We are committed to having an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourage applications from backgrounds which may be underrepresented in our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. 

We are committed to offering an interview to all candidates that meet the essential criteria for the post and will consider both full and part time applications (a job share may be feasible).  Please let us know if you require any adjustment to make our recruitment process more accessible; recruitment is likely to be virtual using Zoom or Teams.

The full job profile and application form can be found below.