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Do you want to be a part of the first ever Wales-wide meadow conservation and restoration project making a real difference for places and people?

 

Magnificent Meadows : Gweirgloddiau Gwych is a project delivered by Plantlife in partnership with the National Trust, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. This three-year project will have a significant impact in restoring and creating more species rich grasslands, people learning and using new skills and engaging communities in their local meadows to improve understanding, physical and mental well-being.   

 

Plantlife are seeking two experienced Outreach Project Officers to lead on the engagement of communities in delivering this important project in partnership with a wide range of organisations including the key partners.

 

You will be an important part of the team using your experience of engaging audiences to deliver the agreed outcomes and outputs which include a comprehensive set of meadow restorations, the establishment of a network of support for natural seeding to establish new species rich grasslands, a comprehensive set of community meadows, training and use of species identification, grassland management training, the mobilisation of a cohort of volunteers undertaking citizen science, training for landowners, rangers and community groups, developing resources and databases and running three pilot projects to involve local communities in their local meadows to measure improvements in health and well-being.

 

As one of two outreach leads in the team you will work across all three aspects of the project but especially in the Meadow Academy and Our Meadow themes engaging with over 20,000 people in a multiplicity of modes and events to create a greater understanding of our meadows and their role in our lives and to leave a lasting legacy for people.  

 

These posts can be based at Plantlife Cymru’s office at Radyr on the edge of Cardiff or from home or at an agreed location. Ideally we would want to locate staff geographically to reduce travel and to work effectively with local audiences. You will work to the Project Manager and be supported by other staff from within Plantlife. You will need to have a proven track record of delivering active audience engagement within a land management settings, excellent people skills to communicate with a wide range of audiences, effecting change in peoples well-being through contact with nature, developing materials and resources for outreach and learning and experience of working productively within a small team.

 

Interviews will be held in Cardiff on 12th July 2019.

These are part-time (4 days/week) fixed term posts for 3 years with a salary of £24,360 pro rata.

 

Visit www.plantlife.org.uk/uk/jobs for more info and to apply. 

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