Dynamic Dunescapes People Engagement Officer - Cumbria

Closing date:
Salary: £25,858 (plus pension contribution of 9%)
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: South Walney Nature reserve, South Walney Nature reserve, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14 3YQ
Dynamic Dunescapes is a fantastic new National Lottery Heritage Fund and EU LIFE supported partnership project to restore sand dunes across England and Wales for the benefit of people, communities and wildlife. There will be a national team of seven People Engagement Officers, one of which will be based in Cumbria.

This role will involve working closely with the Dynamic Dunescapes team, project partners and communities, to champion public involvement with dunescapes and deliver a programme at a range of Cumbrian sites including Walney Island, Sandscale Haws and Eskmeals.

The programme includes a range of work including: dune dens (mobile interpretation developed with the community); citizen science and volunteering; youth involvement and placements; local school partnerships; engaging the wider community and inclusion, with a specific emphasis on accommodating those living with dementia and their carers.

3 year fixed term contract from March 2020 to March 2023.

Completed application forms should be returned with a covering letter outlining the candidate's suitability for the post, to Claire Ladell, Senior Personnel Officer, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, LA8 8LX or email: admin@cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk.

If you have not heard anything within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has not been successful.

Closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 6 December 2019. Interviews will be held on Thursday 9 January 2020 in Kendal.

Applicants should be aware that this post requires an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

Any further enquiries should be directed to Jamie Normington, Cumbria Wildlife Trust at the above address or ring 01539 816300.

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