Job applications open now for a new community role at Bennerley Viaduct

Could you see yourself working with us, supporting our amazing volunteers? Are you passionate about sharing community experiences with the public? If so, a new Volunteer and Partnerships Coordinator role is open for applications now!

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Community event at Bennerley in 2022. Could you help us organize events like this?

We are incredibly excited to announce we’ve got a new opportunity to join our team! The role is a part time, project funded, Volunteer and Partnerships Coordinator. This person will be essential in helping us manage the amazing volunteers at our historic site and nature reserve, and in finding fun ways to share our work with the community.

The role is funded by an exciting Severn Trent project (more information coming soon). This project will focus on improving our rich wetland habitat, supporting biodiversity and sharing our rewilding work with the public through education and activities.

Day-to-day the Volunteer and Partnerships Coordinator will recruit and support volunteers, assist the project team with administrative and evaluation tasks, sustain relationships with community groups, help us arrange and plan fun activities for families and the general public, and help us deliver the project goals. They will play a crucial role in empowering volunteers to led parts of the project, so a strong person-centered approach and great interpersonal skills are required.

Full job advert here

Beneath the Bridge: the Life and People of Bennerley Marshes Project
Part time, Fixed term: 12 months.
Hours: 22.5 over 3 days per week. Flexible. Some evening and weekend work required.
Salary: £24,000 FTE
Start Date: May 2024
Location: At Bennerley Viaduct and Ilkeston office. Some remote work is available if needed.


To apply please send a copy of your CV, your available start date and a cover letter of no more than 750 words to:
John Scruton, Chair of Trustees, 
Closing date for applications: Monday 6th May at 11:59 pm.
We will inform successful candidates by email on 7th May
Interviews will be held on Thursday 9th May. We know this is short notice, so if you cannot attend that day we will try to find an alternative date that week.

Bennerley Viaduct is committed to fair and equitable hiring practices. If you would benefit from support to apply, including different methods of application, or large print copies, please contact us by email or call 07707424644. Do contact us with any questions before you apply, we want to help.

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