Job Opportunity! Actions for Nature Officer

We are excited to offer a new Actions for Nature Officer role within the small core team at the Natural History Consortium. Find out more about the role and apply here.

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR THIS POSITION.

HOURS/WORKING DAYS: Fixed-term contract to December 2023 (we are open to negotiating shorter terms if relevant to you). Full-time, part-time or job-share. Salary: £22,000.00 pro rata.

PLACE OF WORK: Natural History Consortium’s office in Bristol City Centre, BS1.

We are excited to create a new Actions for Nature Officer role within the small core team at the Natural
History Consortium, that supports the 14 organisations we bring together under our charitable structure.

We’re open to flexible working hours and full or part-time applications, as long as your working hours are
based here in our office in Bristol City Centre. Due to the nature of this role some weekend working over
our core programmes will be expected (no more than 4 weekends a year).

THE ROLE

As a small friendly team, working at pace, we’d support you to get up and running as quickly as possible to
do the same, switching between projects and pieces of work throughout the day. This role is for you if you
are highly organised, have a positive attitude, you are a self-starter, and someone who can pick up new
skills quickly. Your workload and tasks will vary and we will need you to be able to switch from what you are
doing throughout the busy work day.

Our programmes connect with hundreds of organisations and thousands of individuals each year who are
working to take action for the natural world. As such you will need to have excellent verbal communication
skills and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people face to face, over the phone,
Zoom or via email and direct message. The role will involve writing content, so please do show off your
excellent writing skills in your cover letter!

This role will focus on facilitation and championing of citizen science activities and resources from across
the different members of our Consortium and drawing on best practice to develop and deliver engaging
activities, events and resources for the public. This role will be key in disseminating evaluation results to
support other organisations through our national activities, as well as representing our programmes in
national and international networks.

To make a success of this role we would look favourably on someone who has experience or knowledge of
any number of the below (we don’t expect any one person to cover all of these, and we’re keen to hear
from as wide a range of people as possible)

• a broad understanding of current environmental and wildlife issues
• experience organising citizen science projects
• knowledge of citizen science projects taking place across the UK
• a broad understanding of the UK’s environmental records data pathways
• experience with research and writing
• contract management and working with external stakeholders
• biological recording – professionally or as a volunteer
• experience designing evaluation programmes and writing evaluation results
• experience writing blogs, resources or toolkits

Additional tasks would involve, but would not be limited to; administration, written and verbal
communication with stakeholders, event development and delivery (online and in-person), and volunteer
management.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send your cover letter and CV in PDF format to info@bnhc.org.uk by 11:59pm on July 31st 2022.

Please ensure that you name each attachment with your name (e.g. “Jo Bloggs CV.pdf” and “Jo Bloggs Cover Letter.pdf”).

Interviews will be held on the 3rd & 4th August via Zoom.

For more information about the role and our work as an organisation, download the full job specification.