Community Engagement Officer

Role: Community Engagement Officer

Part-time 18.5 hours per week

Fixed term - from 17th October 2022 to 30th June 2025.

Salary range:  £29,179 - £32,160. Pro rata £14,590 to £16,080 per year. Civil Service Pension, Cycle to Work Scheme and other benefits.

The National Forest Company (NFC) is a lead partner of the Charnwood Forest Landscape Partnership Scheme, a £3.9 million landscape-scale programme, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Charnwood Forest Regional Park Partnership. The Scheme is delivering 18 interconnected projects which are enabling people to explore, understand and care for Charnwood Forest’s landscape, cultural and natural heritage, and internationally important geology. The prospectus below explains much more about the Scheme, its projects, and the partnership.

We are now seeking a committed and enthusiastic Community Engagement Officer. You will be responsible for leading the Landscape Partnership Scheme’s community engagement and outreach projects, enabling our key target audiences and the wider public to explore and connect with the landscape and heritage of Charnwood Forest. You will also lead the coordination of the volunteering programme, helping Partner organisations to integrate their volunteering offer and supporting them to create a step-change in the range and number of people taking part and giving time.  

The role requires a collaborative approach and an ability to relate to and communicate effectively with a wide range of people. It will require innovation to imagine new ways of involving volunteers in a range of different settings and organisations and the ability to persuade people to implement new approaches. You will need to be able to communicate the many wonders of Charnwood Forest and fire the imagination of the local community so that they also become passionate advocates of Charnwood Forest.        

The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 3rd October 2022.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview during the week commencing 10th October 2022.