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Community Engagement Officer - Lakes and Ponds

£33,370 - £38,060 per annum inclusive of all allowances

10-month FTC

Wanstead Park, Epping Forest

About us

Managed by the City of London Corporation, Epping Forest is the largest public green space in London and an internationally important habitat. It includes Wanstead Park, a Grade II* listed historic garden which features three lakes that originally formed part of a cascade. In considering the future of this significant waterscape, our Open Spaces team is keen to engage, inform and consult the public on the future maintenance and restoration of the water bodies.

The role

As Community Engagement Officer, you’ll ensure people know about our plans and have a chance to contribute to them. Expect to co-ordinate engagement, consultation and communication activities on major projects for Wanstead Park ponds and the wider Epping Forest, including Baldwins and Birch Hall dams. Working closely with the Head of Visitor Services and the Corporate Stakeholder Engagement Manager, as well as City of London Corporation’s Media Team, you’ll research, plan, develop and deliver a variety of communications, from news content to presentations and reports. You will also design, deliver and analyse consultation exercises for allocated projects, attending public meetings and reporting on survey results.

About you

You’ll bring experience of developing communications plans and strategies and undertaking public consultation and stakeholder engagement activities. This is likely to include projects involving land and water management. Strong relationship management abilities are vital and you’ll be capable of presenting and explaining policy positions and technical information to a wide variety of audiences, both in person and in writing. You’ll also have strong research and data analysis skills. Sound knowledge of the public sector and local authority issues is important, as is a good understanding of equalities and data protection law.

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Closing date: 12 noon on Friday 30 October 2020.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24-hour answerphone) quoting reference number OS518 if you experience any problems. A minicom service for the hearing impaired available on 020 7332 3732.

We’re committed to equal opportunities at The City of London, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The City of London Corporation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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