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Naturally Social is a project that aims to address individuals social isolation through engagement with nature. We are seeking a dedicated, conscientious person to oversee the delivery of this unique project. Developing and providing engagement opportunities for members of the community as they seek to find social connections through group activities in the natural world. You will be responsible for developing engagement opportunities, leading events and volunteer groups and developing site habitat plans and engagement plans for local sites including the Consett and Stanley heaths and Derwent Reservoir.

 

What are we looking for?

 

You will have a good knowledge of habitat management and social engagement opportunities. Good organisational skills are important as too is the ability to show strong leadership and support of individuals as they seek wider social engagement through activities in the natural world.

 

Facilities

 

You will be based at Durham Wildlife Trusts Rainton Meadows and Low Barns Offices, with regular outdoor working in often isolated locations. 

 

Salary & Hours

 

Normal working hours are 9am to 5pm, Wednesday to Friday each week (with 30 a minute meal break). Equating to a 22 hour working week. Pay is 24,000 per year pro rata (equating to 14,400 per annum). This is initially a 9 month contract.

 

Application & Closing Date

 

Please provide a CV and covering letter to Mark Dinning, Head of Conservation, Durham Wildlife Trust, no later than 5pm July 5th. Interviews July 13th.

 

To discuss this vacancy further or receive further information please contact Mark Dinning, Head of Conservation, Durham Wildlife Trust, mdinning@durhamwt.co.uk 0191 5843112 / 01388 488742

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