A unique opportunity to join a successful and growing conservation charity!

Community Development Officer (P/T)

Salary: £24,000 (pro rata)

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We are looking for a Community Development Officer to fill a part-time (17.5 hours per week) 1 year fixed-term post during the development phase of ‘Making a Buzz for the Coast’ - an ambitious natural heritage project focusing on Kent’s wild pollinators, especially bumblebees and solitary bees.

Your role will be to engage and consult communities, schools, colleges and other interested groups; test approaches and play a lead role in developing the project’s activity plan and learning and participation policy; and assist on production of the Stage Two delivery phase application to the Heritage Lottery Fund.

You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic, with excellent communication skills.  You will have proven experience of engaging and motivating people, and be comfortable interacting with all levels of the community to build networks.  You will be able to use your initiative to solve problems and effectively prioritise your workload. 

You must be willing to travel throughout the project area (Kent) and have access to your own vehicle. 

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role. 

This is a part-time, fixed term position which will primarily be based from home (hot desk options can also be considered).

The closing date is 12 pm Thursday 21 May 2015.

For more details of the role and to apply, please download the Application Pack.

To discuss the post informally please contact Sam Page, Conservation Officer (07780 931 114, sam.page@bumblebeeconservation.org)

This post is subject to funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (pending approval). 






“Bumblebees are one of the most endearing insect visitors to any garden. Their furry, colourful bodies and clumsy flight always raise a smile, but they also do an essential job. Without their pollination services many flowers would produce no seeds, and fruit and vegetable yields would suffer.”

Toby Buckland
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