Community Organising Officer

Kent Wildlife Trust

Full-time (37.5hrs) fixed term post for 24 months 

Based: Head
Office – Tyland Barn, Maidstone. However, we expect the majority of
work to take place in person in communities in the Dover town, Folkestone town and the rural area
surrounding the towns.

Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced community organiser to work on our Chough Reintroduction project in Dover at Kent Wildlife Trust.

This unique role will work with communities to make a real difference for nature in Kent! You will help support people and wildlife to live alongside each other in Dover, Kent. Your role is central to connecting with and empowering local communities. You will use community organising approaches to bring people together for themselves and wildlife.

At Kent Wildlife Trust we are working to facilitate nature’s recovery across the landscape and within the communities we work alongside, and we know that if nature is to be restored at scale, we need many more people on nature’s side.

You will build relationships with, empower and enable communities to work alongside KWT to co-design landscape restoration and species re-introduction projects.

You will enable people to help themselves through supporting the design and delivery of a series of facilitated and sustainable activities leading to a ripple effect of people taking action for nature and the climate.

Who are we looking for:

Someone who is highly
personable, passionate and organised. You are equally comfortable building relationships in
communities as you are engaging with local politicians. You are committed to supporting community
powered change and facilitating local people to empower themselves to act for nature.

This role
will enable you to make a real difference to nature’s recovery and to be part of our vision to
protect 30% of land and sea by 2030.

We are looking for someone who is willing to take
responsibility and show courage and integrity. If you feel this is the role for you then we look
forward to hearing from you.

The Kent Wildlife Trust Group undertakes criminal records checks to
ensure that employees and volunteers aged 16 or over have nothing on their record that makes them
unsuitable to work or volunteer in roles that have contact with children, young people and adults
at risk. Each role is checked using the DBS Eligibility Tool prior to recruitment. Roles are
rechecked prior to duties changing and a different level of check may be needed or new check
altogether undertaken. Appointment is dependent upon a satisfactory DBS.

Kent Wildlife Trust is the
leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed
professionals. Join our team and help us create a Wilder Kent! In return we will inspire you,
listen to you, value you, treat you equally and fairly, look after your health and wellbeing and
encourage flexibility from day one, enabling you to draw on these benefits to be a better, happier
and more productive you. 

Closing Date: 8th January 2024 12:00pm
Interview Dates: 16th and 17th January 2024

Due to the safeguarding responsibilities of this role, interviews must take place face to
face at Kent Wildlife Trust Head Office, Tyland Barn, Chatham Rd, Sandling, Maidstone ME14

The Kent Wildlife Trust Group is Wild About Inclusion. To us, this means inspiring, empowering and
engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities and abilities, to change the natural
world for the better.

It also means cultivating inclusive workspaces that are free from
discrimination, where differences are celebrated, everyone can be themselves and flourish, just
like nature!

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