London Wildlife Trust os recruiting for a Keeping it Wild Project Assistant - a brilliant entry-level opportunity

Do you love London's wildlife and want to help ensure it flourishes in the future? Are you passionate about inspiring, creating opportunities for,  and working with young  people? We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic person to join our Keeping it Wild team to support the delivery of our exciting youth-engagement project in

London.Closing date: Friday 24 July 2020
Salary: £20,067- £21,123 per annum (dependent on experience)
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Role: Full-time fixed term contract, 1st September 2020 until 31 March 2021    

Based at: Central Office, Dean Bradley House, 52, Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF with significant time spent other London Wildlife Trust nature reserves around London. We are open to exploring flexible working arrangements (including working from home, when not delivering activities on site)

The purpose of this role is to support the delivery of the London Wildlife Trust’s youth-engagement project, Keeping it Wild. The postholder will join a small but dynamic team delivering a range of exciting opportunities for young Londoner’s to gain vital skills while discovering, conserving and sharing their experiences of the capital’s wildlife and wild spaces. The project aims to inspire more young people to care about, and protect nature on their doorstep that often goes unnoticed, and find out how it is relevant to them. We also actively encourage young people to share their experiences through digital media and journalism with their peers and wider audiences, and create opportunities for young people to experience work within the nature conservation sector. London Wildlife Trust delivers Keeping it Wild alongside partners London Youth, Headliners (UK) and John Muir Trust, who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the project.

Keeping it Wild is one of 12 National Lottery Heritage Funded Kick the Dust projects. You can read more about the project here: https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/keeping-it-wild

We are looking for someone who:

  • Enjoys being outdoors in all weather, is enthusiastic and hard-working; 
  • Has excellent communication, networking and facilitation skills with a range of partners and stakeholders; 
  • Is interested in London’s wildlife and wild spaces; 
  • Has knowledge of London’s young people and an understanding of the issues that they face; 
  • Is interested in delivering face-to-face and digital-based activities for young people focussed on urban nature conservation;  
  • Has exceptional organisational skills and ability to manage various tasks and project-related administration at the same time, and capable of managing time effectively; 
  • Is IT literate – including experience of working with the Microsoft Office suite; 
  • Has experience of working within a team.  

Does this sound like you? If so we’d love to hear from you! 
Find out more and apply here: https://www.wildlondon.org.uk/jobs/keeping-it-wild-project-assistant

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