Project Officer: Cymdeithas Eryri Snowdonia Society
Full time – 37.5 hrs per week
Fixed term contract, 1 year. Further extension if funding allows.
Snowdonia Society is the conservation charity which protects and enhances Snowdonia. We carry out practical conservation work across Snowdonia, campaign to protect the National Park’s special qualities and look after the iconic Tŷ Hyll with its lovely wildlife garden and woodland.
Practical conservation is delivered through our volunteer programme and includes habitat management, wetland management, footpath work, litter clearance, tackling invasive species and delivering accredited training.
We are recruiting a Project Officer to join our team. The work is varied and may include:
- Leading and planning volunteering opportunities
- Maintaining excellent relationships with existing partners and developing new ones
- Member recruitment and fundraising
- Engagement with the public, local communities, and visitors
Snowdonia Society staff are a team; together we contribute in many ways to the wider work of the charity and to core tasks such as recruiting new members and volunteers.
Flexibility in working days is essential. Regular weekend work will be required, for which ‘time off in lieu’ will be granted.
• Experience of planning, administering and leading practical conservation work with volunteers
• Working knowledge of and a passion for Snowdonia and conservation.
• Self-motivated and problem solving
• Able to communicate effectively in both Welsh and English
• Competent in using Word, Excel and Powerpoint, updating websites and social media.
• This role may involve working with young people under the age of 18 and adults who may be classed as vulnerable or at risk. The successful candidate will require a satisfactory enhanced DBS check (evidenced through subscription to the Update Service or by application following appointment).
Current driving license, and use of a vehicle with business use insurance – work takes place across Snowdonia and hand tools will need to be transported to the worksites. Out of office mileage is reimbursed.
- Experience of delivering accredited learning or training
• Experience of fundraising and member recruitment in a not-for-profit organisation
- Experience of working in partnership with other organisations
The scope of this role is likely to include some of the following:
- Himalayan balsam
- Caru Eryri / Care for Snowdonia volunteering – the partnership work to help manage visitor impacts at key locations (newly rebranded from the Welcome back scheme of 2020)
- Carneddau Landscape Partnership project
- Tackling litter
- Member recruitment
- Targeted social media/ comms work
- Wildlife gardening
- Property management
- Community Engagement
If you have specific knowledge, skills or an interest in any of these please highlight this in your application.
- Work with other conservation staff to coordinate, plan and deliver conservation volunteering programmes, opportunities, and activities.
- Liaise with partners to ensure smooth running of effective activities and training.
- Give talks on the Society’s work to community and interest groups.
- Maintain Health and Safety records and risk assessments for activities
- Recruit and support volunteers, responding to enquiries and providing information
- Maintain volunteer records for the Society’s database
- Make best use of opportunities to increase support for the Society and its work and promote the benefits of membership to the public
- Assist in other areas of the Society’s work as necessary
HOW TO APPLY
For an informal discussion about the post please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note we can only accept applications which are completed using our Standard Application Form
Applications by CV only will not be considered.
Please return the form – by email to email@example.com
Closing date: 23:59, Sunday 25th April 2021
Interviews: Thursday 6th May
Shortlisted candidates will be notified by: 28th April 2021
Anticipated start date: ASAP in May