John Muir Award Officer

  • United Kingdom
  • Band B (Starting from £26,676)
  • 33 days ago
Job Description

Are you a talented individual looking to develop your career in a progressive conservation organisation? The reason the John Muir Trust exists - to conserve, protect and restore wild places for the benefit of everyone - has never been more important.

The John Muir Trust is recruiting a John Muir Award Officer to help support our ambitious UK-wide engagement initiative. Building on our work with over 1,500 Provider organisations, you will join a team supporting over 25,000 people each year connect with and take action for wild places, through the John Muir Award.

The role reports directly to the Regional Delivery Manager and will collaborate with a team working across the UK to support Award activity. This post will help our engagement work reach people and communities to help inspire them about the benefits of wild places.

In applying you are able to demonstrate your experience in building and establishing effective relationships, while managing your own workload to reach targets. If you have a strong understanding of the importance of outdoor learning & nature connection, and its contribution to delivering a range of outcomes: including education and curriculum priorities, health and wellbeing benefits, employability skills and action for nature, then consider joining our team.

The John Muir Trust is committed to working together to promote a more inclusive environment and we need a diverse team to realise this. Applicants are welcome from all walks of life with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences to support their work on behalf of wild places.

Main Responsibilities

• Support John Muir Award Providers to effectively deliver the Award, managing all aspects of their involvement including the provision of information, advice, and guidance.

• Work with team to reach key inclusion targets, including 25% of Awards achieved by people experiencing some form of disadvantage.

• Relate John Muir Award activity to relevant Government initiatives in the areas of wellbeing, health, employability, youth work, social action, biodiversity and nature connection.

• Identify and develop communication opportunities for our success stories to engage supporters via reporting and social media channels.

• Contribute to the redesign of the John Muir Award to help ensure it has a bright future in a rapidly changing world.

• Manage enquiries and provide excellent customer service throughout our network.

• Contribute towards projects and help promote the work of the John Muir Trust.

Person Specification
Essential experience, skills and knowledge

• Knowledge of formal and informal education and learning priorities, and supporting local community engagement and wellbeing initiatives.

• Understanding of how these interact within the outdoor and environmental sectors.

• Experience in supporting effective partnerships to generate outcomes.

• Strong organisational skills with ability to manage own workload remotely to meet targets, and work within a team.

• Good verbal/written communication skills – ability to express yourself well in person, on the phone and in writing.

• Creating inspiring content to showcase success and engage others.

• IT skills – experience in using MS Office package.

• Willingness to travel to events and meet partners.

• Empathy towards others, especially diverse and disadvantages communities.

• A commitment to the John Muir Trust’s aims and objectives.

• Evidence of skills development relevant to the role.

Desirable experience, skills and knowledge

• Understanding of working with volunteers and young people, ideally outdoors.

• Experience of delivering training.

• Co-design and experience in stakeholder consultation.

• Providing content for social media, and other communication and media platforms.

Other details

Type of contract: Full time, Permanent Hours: 35 hours per week (flexible working applies)

Salary: Band B Pension: 5% employer contribution to a group auto-enrolment pension scheme.

Reporting to: Regional Delivery Manager

Location: Flexible

Holidays: 34 days per year plus 2 wild/sustainable travel days

John Muir Trust standard terms and conditions of employment apply.