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Sussex Wildlife Trust

Communications Officer - Conservation

Location: Woods Mill
Salary: £30,671.55
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 pw
Closing Date: 12 July 2024
Interview Date: w/c 22 July 2024

Are you passionate and knowledgeable about UK Wildlife?

Are you a great communicator with experience of providing engaging content across a variety of media?

Are you knowledgeable about the UK planning process and its implications for wildlife protection?

If you can answer YES to these questions Sussex Wildlife Trust might have the perfect role for you.

The Trust is currently looking for a wildlife information officer to join its Sussex team.

The Role

This exciting role at Sussex Wildlife Trust helps connect people with local wildlife and supports them to take action. It plays a key role in providing wildlife advice through our WildCall service and by the creation of engaging conservation content, used across the breadth of our communications channels. The role includes responsibility for contact with all sections of the broadcast media on conservation topics and issues.

The Person

We are seeking an experienced and highly organised individual to run the Trust’s wildlife information service (WildCall) and deliver engaging communications on a wildlife and conservation theme. The role requires a conservation background with excellent wildlife knowledge and strong written and verbal communication skills. You will be responsible for providing wildlife and conservation information, advice and support to the public by telephone, email or social media. You will create original content, on a conservation or wildlife theme, for external publications and be responsible for preparing, editing and proofreading copy for magazine articles. You will also play an active role in supporting the Trust’s campaign work.

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast. By working alongside local people, we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.

We are now in a critical decade for the change needed to protect and restore nature, with the help of more people taking action for wildlife. Now is the time for an ambitious action plan to match the scale and urgency of the challenges we are facing. Our new Strategic Plan – Our Wild Sussex – was launched in April and sets out our vision and commitment to turning the tide for wildlife so that by 2030, nature in Sussex will be in recovery.

We aim to restore and protect at least 30% of Sussex land and sea for nature, inspire one in four people in Sussex to take meaningful action for wildlife, build a stronger more inclusive and diverse organisation and become a net zero and climate resilient organisation.

In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the environmental sector, we particularly welcome applications from people who have an ethnically or geographically diverse background, who are non-graduates and/or are living in economically deprived areas.


  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays each year (pro-rated for part time staff)
  • Pension – company contribution from 6% and employee contribution of 3%
  • Life Assurance - Pension Scheme Members 2 x Salary, Non-Pension Scheme Members 1 x Salary
  • 2 days paid leave for volunteering each year
  • Flexible working policy
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • EAP
  • Employee discounts
  • Informal car share arrangements

For more detailed information see what we offer page in the Recruitment Pack.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

For further information and to apply, please click here

Closing Date: 12/07/2024  Location: Woods Mill

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