Action for Conservation is a grassroots charity using pioneering approaches to inspire and empower young people from diverse backgrounds, between the ages of 12 and 24, to become the next generation of environmental leaders. We are looking to appoint a Programme Coordinator to join our team in Bristol and support the delivery of our core programmes for young people and our wider intergenerational nature restoration initiatives in the South West of England and Wales.
If you share our passion for youth-led solutions to the climate and environmental crisis, this is an exciting opportunity to join our Programmes team and be at the heart of what we do. As a Programme Coordinator, you will be responsible for delivering our core programmes across your region, working closely with the regional Programme Manager to plan, coordinate and run a wide variety of events and activities for young people from school workshops and online webinars to outdoor sessions and residential summer camps. In doing so, you will inspire young people to connect with nature in new and exciting ways, support them to design and deliver environmental action projects that benefit wildlife and their local communities, and empower them to have a voice on environmental issues they care about. To succeed in this role, you will be a highly proactive, organised and self-motivated planner and a great facilitator who is able to engage and build positive relationships with young people in a range of settings.
ABOUT THE ROLE – SOUTH WEST PROGRAMMES COORDINATOR
Start date: As soon as possible, expected early to mid-December
Contract type: Full-time, permanent
Starting salary: £27,039.68 - £28,190.31 depending on experience
Location: Bristol (hybrid), with regular regional and occasional national travel
Working hours: 35 hours across five days; evening and weekend work will be required, including residential visits, for which time off in lieu (TOIL) can be taken
In this role you will:
Engage schools, youth groups and young people in our programmes
Support young people to experience, connect with and take action for nature
Lead on programme coordination and support with safety, evaluation and communications
Having trouble picturing yourself in the role? You can read what some of our current team members say about their experience working at Action for Conservation in the Recruitment Pack.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Candidates must have the experience, knowledge and skills listed as ‘Essential’ (E) and these will be assessed throughout the application process. Meeting the criteria listed as ‘Desirable (D)’ would be an advantage, but these are not essential to be considered for the role, so don't be discouraged from applying!
Skills, abilities and attributes
WHY WORK WITH US?
You’ll be joining a young, mission-driven team who truly love what they do. Working with young people is always rewarding, sometimes challenging and never boring, and you’ll get to experience first-hand the positive impact that your work has. We work hard whilst maintaining a positive work-life balance and spend lots of time outdoors.
In 2023, we were recognised by Escape the City as one of the top progressive places to work from over 13,00 nominations, after a rigorous assessment across six criteria, including Mission, Impact, People, Planet and Innovation.
Some of the benefits of working at Action for Conservation include:
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
Diversity is one of our core values as an organisation and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment where diversity is valued and there is equality of opportunity. We also recognise that the climate and ecological crisis disproportionately impacts minority and/or marginalised communities – yet these voices are largely underrepresented in the sector.
Currently, the environmental sector is the second least diverse in the UK, with just 4.8% of employees from ethnic minority backgrounds. If the environmental movement is to succeed in creating a greener future that supports society as a whole, we need diverse voices at the heart of our programmes. We, therefore, encourage people from demographics that are currently underrepresented in the environmental movement to apply.
GUARANTEED INTERVIEW SCHEME
We particularly encourage applications from people from ethnic minority backgrounds or living with a disability or long-term health conditions. We will offer an interview to any candidates from ethnic minority backgrounds or living with a disability who opt into our Guaranteed Interview Scheme when applying and who meet the essential criteria for this role.
HOW TO APPLY
Appointment to this role is subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check, which we will organise for the successful candidate.
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