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People and Wildlife Officer
  • Employer: Hertfordshire County Council
  • Reference: HCC18341
  • Published: Mon 20/12/2021, 11:15 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 31/01/2022, 11:55 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 18 hours per week
  • Salary: £25481 to £27741 pro rata per annum
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Countywide, Hertfordshire

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People and Wildlife Officer

Job Title: SfYP People & Wildlife Officer
Location: Based at Hudnall Park
Salary Range: £25,481 progressing to £27,741 Pro rata per annum

Hours: 18 Hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term Until May 2023

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Are you interested in working with young people to develop and deliver engaging nature-based experiences that support participants’ emotional wellbeing and facilitate practical conservation volunteering opportunities?

Services for Young People, in partnership with the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, has been delivering a fantastic project ‘Go Wild at Hudnall’ over the last 18 months, which is funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The project offers free nature-based emotional wellbeing activities and forest school sessions for children, young people and families in a beautiful natural setting. The focus is on developing young people’s emotional wellbeing, resilience and self-confidence, as well as nurturing a connection to their natural environment through experiencing and learning about wildlife species, habitats and conservation.

We particularly want to reach disadvantaged groups (e.g. BAMER communities, looked after children, care leavers, young people with learning disabilities and difficulties, living with mental health issues, young carers, in the youth justice system etc.). The age range is mainly 11-17 (up to 25 with disabilities, or 21 for care leavers). Some activities will be family-focused and tailored for primary aged or pre-school children.

Hudnall Park is a magical place set in 85 acres of beautiful woodland and grasslands on the edge of the Chiltern Hills in Dacorum. It provides a range of key wildlife habitats in a self-contained and safe setting, including woodland, grassland, pond and hedgerows. The project will also be improving these valuable, threatened habitats, through practical landscape management.

At Hertfordshire County Council, we are passionate about ensuring the best outcomes for every member of our community. Many of our local young people are excelling in life, but others face a myriad of challenges and concerns. As such, Services Young People plays an essential role in helping these individuals develop the personal, social and emotional skills they need to succeed in life.

You will have a qualification and/or relevant experience in U.K. species and habitat management and environmental education/forest school/emotional wellbeing delivery. You will also have relevant training and skills for managing habitats for wildlife and experience of planning and delivering environmental education, nature-based learning and practical conservation activities with young people.

You will be responsible for planning and delivering the above activities for young people accessing the project. As part of your role, you will create and prepare wildlife and habitat resources and interpretation for a range of activities and carry out ongoing practical tasks to improve, develop and maintain habitats, in line with the landscape and ecology management plan.

Post-holders will receive training to deliver forest schools and mindfulness activities, therefore we are looking for people with a keen interest or experience in the benefits of being in nature for emotional wellbeing and mental health.

 

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If you are interested in this role or have any queries, please contact Leanne Clayton for an informal conversation on 01992 588229 or email SfYP@hertfordshire.gov.uk  

Closing Date: 31st January 2022
Interview Date: TBC

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