Countryside Engagement & Marketing Officer post – apply now

logosWe are re-advertising the below job, Countryside Engagement and Marketing Officer. This is such an exciting and varied role, you will not be disappointed! Please do pass this on to anyone you think may be interested.

Countryside Engagement and Marketing Officer – with Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme’s central team, based at Cambridgeshire ACRE

We have an exciting opportunity for the right highly motivated and committed individual to take charge of the Partnership’s engagement with the wider public as we seek to turn the Ouse Washes area into a tourism destination.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree-level and have previous experience of community engagement, using social media in a business context, developing engagement strategies and working with others to achieve project goals.

 

Principal Accountabilities:

1. Work with partners and communities to provide a wide range of communication, interpretation and engagement activities across the breadth of the Landscape Partnership Scheme, including the development of the high profile ‘Ouse Washes Festival Fortnight’ events programme and annual conferences.

2. Work with community groups and volunteers offering information, advice and guidance so they can undertake community projects that promote, protect and enhance the Ouse Washes landscape, habitats, species and sites of historic interest.

3. Develop an engagement strategy that will target key audiences, particularly those that have no knowledge of the heritage of the Ouse Washes, enabling them to develop their confidence in accessing the countryside and learning new skills.

4. Lead on the promotion and marketing of the programme and activities using the OWLP website, blog, social media, videos, photography, radio, presentations, attendance at community events and production of marketing literature. This will include writing copy for press releases/marketing materials, coordinating the design and production of any hard copy literature required by the OWLP, and working with partners/communities to generate ‘good news’ stories to celebrate their project successes.

5. Recruit and manage volunteers and identify opportunities for them to actively contribute to the OWLP projects and other scheme developments through the volunteering marketplace.

6. Assist OWLP colleagues in monitoring and evaluating the OWLP scheme as a whole and its individual projects, undertaking monitoring visits where required.

7. Maintain the OWLP customer database using the ACT! system to aid partnership communications.

 

The full job description and person specification can be downloaded from the Resources and Downloads area on the relevant Cambridgeshire ACRE website page, http://www.cambsacre.org.uk/jobs-detail.php?eid=18. To apply, please also download the application form from that page.

The closing date for applications is 01 December 2014 at 12 noon. Interviews will take place on Friday 05 December 2014.

Any enquiries, please call 01353 865029.

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The captivating Ouse Washes LP landscape. Image: Bill Blake Heritage Documentation, all rights reserved.

Job opportunity: Countryside Engagement Officer (with Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme)

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New job opportunity; supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Working closely with local and national partners, Cambridgeshire ACRE is delivering a £1m Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided Landscape Partnership Scheme for the Ouse Washes area.

Countryside Engagement Officer (with Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme)

We have an exciting opportunity for the right highly motivated and committed individual to take charge of the Partnership’s engagement with the wider public as we seek to turn the Ouse Washes area into a tourism destination.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree-level and have previous experience of community engagement, using social media in a business context, developing engagement strategies and working with others to achieve project goals.

The job description/person specification can be downloaded from the Resources and Downloads area on the relevant Cambridgeshire ACRE website page, http://www.cambsacre.org.uk/jobs-detail.php?eid=18. If you wish to apply, please also download the application form from that page and follow the instructions on the form.

The closing date for applications is 3 November 2014 at 12pm. Interviews will take place in Littleport on Friday 7 November 2014.

Any enquiries, please call 01353 865029.

 

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The job description/person specification can also be downloaded here: http://www.cambsacre.org.uk/downloads/owlpcountrysideengagementofficer_141014090432.pdf

 

New job with RSPB for Ouse Washes LP scheme – now open

logosFollowing from previous staffing posts created for the WWT, Green Light Trust and for the Rosmini Centre, a fourth position with the OWLP key partners is now made available through the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme – with the RSPB, who is looking for a Community Engagement Officer.

This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with local farmers and conservation organisations, to help promote and enhance wildlife friendly farming in the Cambridgeshire Fens.

This position will be crucial to the delivery of the RSPB project within the OWLP scheme called ‘Wildlife Friendly Farming & Community Engagement’; the main aim, of this project is to bring wildlife-friendly farmers together in the vicinity of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership area, to deliver an integrated community engagement programme designed to promote awareness of, learning about and on-going access to the area’s unique farm wildlife and archaeological heritage.

 

The post, which went live on Monday, is described as such:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and engaging person to grow our farm wildlife conservation efforts in the Cambridgeshire Fens, by increasing awareness, understanding and support for nature-friendly farming in the local community.

The RSPB has been successful in securing Heritage Lottery funding as part of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership, to help local people reconnect with a rich natural and cultural farmland heritage.

You will work closely with local nature-friendly farmers to design and deliver a programme of events, talks and wildlife ID training for local residents, schools and farmers.

By encouraging people of all ages to engage with their landscape through farm walks and activities, you will build support for nature-friendly farming and local producers, and enable farmers to tell the story of their work and the benefits for wildlife, ensuring continued support in the future,

An excellent communicator, you will have demonstrable experience of organising public events, as well as in-depth knowledge of farm wildlife and the challenges it faces.

With an office base at Welches Dam, Manea, you will be expected to undertake regular travel in the local area and elsewhere within the Fens.

 

The closing date for applications is 20 October 2014.

For the full job details and finding out how to apply, go to http://www.rspb.org.uk/vacancies/details/383486-community-engagement-officer

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Families on a bug hunt on a wildlife-friendly farm. Image: copyright Niki Williamson / RSPB.

 

New job for Ouse Washes LP scheme with WWT Welney – apply now

LogosA new job with the Wildlfowl and Wetlands Trust has just been put online!

The post is for a 30 hr/wk position based at the WWT Welney reserve, for 14 months. This position is paid for through the Heritage Lottery Grant funding the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) scheme.

The Project Officer will be responsible for delivering one of the two WWT’s projects within the OWLP scheme, the ‘Great Ouse Wetland Engagement Project’ which has at its main aim to ‘help develop the Great Ouse Wetland (GOW) as part of the OWLP area, in order to form a unified destination for local and visitor audiences interested in enjoying and engaging with the natural heritage of the area and the human history that created and maintains it’.

This is a key project within the OWLP scheme as it links in with other OWLP projects and the wider OWLP scheme ambitions of promotion of the area’s landscape and significant heritage to a wide audience.

This will be an exciting project as it will contain, amongst others, the installation of new exhibition materials, a Green Screen, the creation of wildlife films together with volunteers and visitors, and working across all nature reserves and other conservation organisations in the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership area. A range of community engagement and outreach work, including working with local schools and community groups, will also be part of this project and position.

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The main purpose of the job is described as such: ‘Working within the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP), supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, to run and deliver a wildlife media production project promoting the Great Ouse Wetland and the Ouse Washes LP landscape as a wildlife destination, through showing changing wildlife throughout the year and involving characters from the community as presenters. The role is also responsible for the marketing of the project and the content to media and the tourism industry’.

‘WWT is seeking an enthusiastic videographer to join our team, producing a series of engaging short wildlife videos, depicting the story of a year in the life of a stunning wetland region. Our ideal candidate will be a persuasive and engaging communicator, very interested in wildlife and happy to work around its schedules, and will have good news & media sense’.

How to apply?

To apply for this exciting new job, please go to the WWT’s website, http://jobs.wwt.org.uk/vacancies/388/media_production_officer_great_ouse_wetland_project_fixed_term_contract/ where you can also download the job description and apply online. The closing date for applications is 12 July 2014.

You can also download the job spec here: Media_Production_Officer_Great_Ouse_Project2

 

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Join our Team: Summer Placements are here again

Cambridgeshire ACRE is looking for volunteers who would like work experience as a Logossummer placement, to assist with the delivery of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Are you looking to embark on a career in environmental, community, landscape or heritage management? If so, then this could be the volunteering opportunity for you as it will give valuable, varied experience and will give you that head start when it comes to applying for jobs in the sector.

If you are successful, you will be working with a small team of experienced Cambridgeshire ACRE staff and will benefit from on-the-job mentoring across a number of different elements of the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme.

What kind of person are we looking for?

You will need to be flexible and keen to work on a wide variety of types of work, as you will be involved with a partnership which includes a wide range of local, regional and national organisations.

What sort of things will the role entail?

We would love to welcome you to our team.

We would love to welcome you to our team.

There will be fieldwork including interviewing members of the public about their visitor experiences, as well as desk-based work to record data and to write up consultation findings. You will also get involved in communicating via our social media resources (such as this blog) and at various community events and workshops.

 

Full Job Description

For a full job description and to find out the full range of the role, you can download the role description directly here: Summer Placement 2014 (This is also available on the Resources page).

Applications

If you wish to make an application, please send your CV together with a short covering letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the role to mark.nokkert@cambsacre.org.uk.

The final closing date for applications is 30 June 2014, although we urge people to come forward as soon as possible, as we will be assessing applications when they come in.

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Any questions? Just contact Mark Nokkert, the Programme Manager.

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If you’re the right person, there’s a chair waiting…

Job opportunity with Green Light Trust, for OWLP project delivery

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One of the key partner organisations within the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme (OWLP), Green Light Trust, is looking to fill a post to deliver their project within the OWLP scheme:

Green Light Trust is looking for tutors to deliver some sessional work as part of the Ouse Washes project.

Candidates should have a good working knowledge of wetland landscape conservation, have experience of tutoring, teaching or leading group work and have experience of working with vulnerable groups.

Please send a CV with covering letter to info@greenlighttrust.org by Friday 13th June.

 

More details about the work:

The OWLP project, the ‘Community Warden Scheme’ aims to recruit and train people to volunteer to take care of the local natural and built heritage in the OWLP area, with a specific focus on wetland habitat management.

As part of the job you would be leading a series of blocks of work for groups, where these groups spend one session per week for 7 weeks carrying out environmental conservation, principally within the grounds of the Mepal Outdoor Centre. You will be working with two different participant groups; disengaged young people and those experiencing mental ill health.

All participants will have the opportunity to work towards a John Muir Award and/or an accredited conservation qualification. Each block will comprise 6 tutored sessions followed by one volunteering session within a local nature reserve. There will be a total of 6 blocks for Young People, working with a Pupil Referral Unit, and 6 blocks with adults experiencing mental ill health. These blocks will be spread across 2014, 2015 & 2016.

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Your chance to work in the OWLP team – recruiting now!

LogosWe are recruiting!

This is your chance to make a real difference to the landscape, wildlife, heritage and communities in and around the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme’s area.

These are exciting times for us. Having received the excellent news from the Heritage Lottery Fund only a week ago that the HLF grants the OWLP scheme its stage 2 bid, we are now ready to expand the central OWLP team. Cambridgeshire ACRE, as the lead partner in the OWLP partnership, is now recruiting two people:

  • Countryside Engagement Officer. This is a full-time post (37 hrs/wk); contract until March 2017.
  • Programme Support Officer. this is a part-time post (21 hrs/wk) post; contract until December 2016.

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Where to find more information and how to apply:

Closing date and interviews:

  • The closing date for both jobs is noon on Friday 4 April 2014.
  • Initial interviews will be held at Cambridgeshire ACRE’s offices in Littleport on Thursday 10 April (for the ‘Countryside Engagement Officer’ position) and on 11 April (for the ‘Programme Support Officer’ position).

You would like to know more?

Besides the information you can find in the various pages and posts on this OWLP blog, also visit the OWLP’s page on the Cambridgeshire ACRE’s website.

For an informal discussion, you can also contact me, the OWLP Programme Manager, at 01353 865030 or mark.nokkert@cambsacre.org.uk.