Cheshire Wildlife Trust
Do you have a passion for connecting with people and championing marine environments?
Our Dee Estuary Community Engagement Officer
Salary: £23,179 – £29,621 per annum
Contract type: Fixed term, ending 31st March 2025
Working hours: Full time, 35 hours per week
Location: Hollybank House, Poole Lane, Thornton-Le-Moors, CH2 4JF
This rewarding role, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will lead to the
successful delivery of the Our Dee Estuary project (ODE). The ODE Community Engagement Officer
will work with audiences across the Dee Estuary to offer opportunities for development of
knowledge and skills. Building connection with coastal heritage and wildlife for communities is
at the heart of the project’s work.
Our Dee Estuary is a Tidal Dee Catchment Partnership project led by Cheshire Wildlife Trust.
The project aims to connect the coastal communities of the Dee Estuary (Wirral, Cheshire West
and Chester, Flintshire and Denbighshire) with their natural heritage to create a new community
of stewardship to effectively conserve and safeguard it. It is a cross-border project working
on both the English and Welsh shores of the Dee Estuary and aims to catalyse an estuary-wide
approach to governance, communications and engagement.
As a team player and someone with strong people skills and passion for coastal heritage and
wildlife you will develop productive partnerships with organisations, groups and volunteers
around the Dee Estuary to facilitate action and engagement for wildlife. This involves the
delivery of public engagement events, nature connection opportunities, citizen science and
practical conservation action as well as training courses and volunteer development and
support. To succeed in this role you will need to be organised as well as work flexibly and
This is a full-time role. Your contracted working base will be our office space at Hollybank
House, Thornton-le-Moors, Chester. However, you will be frequently traveling along the Welsh
and English coasts of the Dee Estuary and visiting our HQ at Bickley Hall Farm in Malpas,
This role will include occasional weekend and evening work, all overtime is claimable in lieu.
The closing date is midnight on 11th December and interviews will be held on 19th
If you would like to find out more, please click the apply button. You will be directed
to our website to complete your application for this position.
At Cheshire Wildlife Trust we embrace agile working with a focus on supporting you to achieve
your objectives alongside a healthy work-life balance. We operate a hybrid working policy with
most staff working at least part of the week from home and/or out on site.
No agencies please.
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