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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Wilder Communities Manager

Full Time – 35 hours per week
Fixed Term Contract for 3 Years
Salary: £35,000
Location: Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Southampton, SO32 2DP and Hybrid

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working for nature’s recovery and to bring people closer to nature.

‘Our vision for a wilder future is beautiful and vital!’

Our future has to be wilder!

We are seeking a Wilder Communities Manager to join our cause.

This Fixed Term role involves:

Management and supervision of the Trust’s Wilder Communities work

  • Providing direct line management to all Wilder Communities Officers & 1 Engagement Officer (currently 6 staff members).
  • Project managing all Wilder Communities projects, including developing work plans, managing budgets and ensuring impact measurement and reporting is completed.

Development of Wilder Communities

  • Monitoring and reviewing the external funding environment for new funding opportunities to support ongoing community focussed work within the Trust.
  • Working with the fundraising team to develop new and innovate funding streams for communities work.

Reporting, impact measurement and evaluation

  • Supporting the Director of Advocacy and Engagement, and the Deputy Director of Engagement with quarterly financial and strategic reporting.

The full Job Description is available in our Recruitment Pack on our website, but in summary, the following is required:


  • Significant experience of working with a range of audiences, developing engaging programmes to promote nature connection and empower action for nature in communities.
  • Significant experience of staff management.


  • Excellent understanding of health and safety and safeguarding requirements.
  • Good knowledge of how to develop and lead successful projects.


  • Effective communication and public speaking skills.
  • Well organised with good time management skills.

Personal Qualities

  • Able to work on own initiative and with a team.
  • Approachable and engaging manner.

Wild About Inclusion!

As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. We encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those underrepresented within our sector, including people from black, Asian, minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a Movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

Closing date: 28 March 2023
Interviews: To be confirmed

To apply for the role, please visit our website

Closing Date: 28/03/2023  Location: Beechcroft House, Vicarage Lane, Curdridge, Southampton, SO32 2DP

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