Assistant Parks Activator

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Assistant Parks Activator

Our Assistant Parks Activator will be working across up-to 15 urban community parks as part of our Green Heart Parks project which aims to reconnect residents with the nature on their doorstep. The project will transform some of our area’s green deserts into wildlife-rich sites and create habitat and species resilience. The role will help to deliver a programme of activities to increase the local communities’ engagement with their park, educating them about the environment. You will also help to deliver a programme of park improvements which bring about biodiversity improvements.

Location
Winton Recreation Ground, Bournemouth, BH9 1BX
Contact Name
Cathi Farrer
Contact Telephone
01202 143724
Contact Email
cathi@parksfoundation.org.uk

About Assistant Parks Activator

Are you aged between 18-25 and ready to grow your career that gives back to nature?

Our Assistant Parks Activator will be working across up-to 15 urban community parks as part of our Green Heart Parks project which aims to reconnect residents with the nature on their doorstep. The project will transform some of our area's green deserts into wildlife-rich sites and create habitat and species resilience.

The role will help to deliver a programme of activities to increase the local communities' engagement with their park, educating them about the environment. You will also help to deliver a programme of park improvements which bring about biodiversity improvements.

During the placement you will:

  • Learn how to plan nature-based activities, involving risk assessments, health & safety, promotion, workshop preparation etc.
  • Learn how to deliver nature-based activities, for example how to manage the event logistics on the day, make attendees feel welcome, consider the best way of teaching people new skills.
  • Have first aid at work training.
  • Gain experience in other areas of our charity's work to see if this may be a career interest to you; e.g. managing a Visitor Centre, running a ecotherapy project, fundraising or marketing.

View the application pack for more information.

Placement information:

  • Terms: 12 months, fixed term until 31st March 2024
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, we will consider part-time hours as a reasonable adjustment
  • Working pattern: Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm with regular weekend and occasional evening work
  • Hourly rate: £10.90

Application deadline: 12:00pm, Friday 17th February 2023 via this short application form.

Interview date: in week commencing 6th or 13th March 2023, with the role starting on Monday 17th April 2023.

The New to Nature placement scheme aims to provide life-changing experiences for young people who might not normally consider a career in the environmental sector and we welcome applications from applicants who are from diverse ethnic backgrounds, living with a disability or are from low-income households.

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