O’r Mynydd i’r Môr / Summit to Sea

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Community Engagement Coordinator 

Closing date:
10th May 2019

We are looking for a Community Engagement Coordinator who can bring enthusiasm, experience of community organising and a strong understanding of the local community to the project. You will have strong communications skills and bring a collaborative approach to your work, along with sensitivity to the local culture and context.

Summit to Sea/O’r Mynydd i’r Môr (S2S) is an exciting and pioneering new partnership project being delivered by Rewilding Britain, Woodland Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Marine Conservation Society, ecodyfi, Coetir Anian, WWF, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau. The project aims to be the first in Britain to establish a dynamic ecosystem from mountaintops to the sea. This will eventually see the restoration of a mosaic of habitats over at least 10,000 ha of land and 28,400 ha of sea from the Pumlumon massif – the highest point in mid-Wales – down through wooded valleys to the Dyfi Estuary and out into Cardigan Bay. The flourishing ecosystems that emerge will support nature-based enterprises which provide resilient economic alternatives for local communities.

A vision of this scale requires a coordinated effort between landowners, communities, farmers, fishers, foresters, public bodies, NGOs, businesses and relevant experts. The people who have lived and worked on the land and sea in mid-Wales are the people who know it best. Local people – stewards of the land and sea, and the wider community – will play an integral part in shaping and co-designing the project.

This role is based in the project area and requires a full time commitment but we are open to considering flexible working arrangements including job share, reduced or flexible hours. You will report to the Project Director. Please send your CV, your reasons for applying for the job, and where you believe your skills set match our essential and desirable criteria as listed below to jobs@summit2sea.wales

Closing date: Friday 10th May 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 12th June, Forestry Hub, Machynlleth

Key Job Purpose

  • To lead the community engagement activities of the project, to reach out and listen to people, communities and stakeholders within the S2S area and to engage them in shaping and co-designing the way the project develops to deliver a self sustaining future for the project.
  • To develop and deliver a community engagement strategy
  • To win widespread local support for the S2S project, particularly among interested parties who are key to the project’s success.
  • To enable the development of partnerships, to support cultural and economic growth in the area.

Primary Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Develop, lead and deliver community engagement activities across the project area in coordination with project partners
  • Build effective relationships and trust with people, communities and stakeholder groups.
  • Bring people together to explore common purpose and actively engage them in shaping and co-designing the project
  • Ensure community engagement and community benefits are integral to the project’s development.
  • Prepare the content of and facilitate community meetings and workshops in project area – either individually, with the project team or partner organisations
  • Keep track of and ensure coherence between all the community engagement activities being carried out across the project partnership.
  • Support the collection and production of communication materials (videos, human interest stories) and contribute towards project reporting.

Skills

Essential 

  • At least 3 years’ experience of working on community engagement, relationship and partnership building and facilitation of workshops
  • Excellent coordination, communication and community facilitation skills
  • Ability to use your skills and creativity to communicate with communities and motivate them
  • Proven interpersonal and influencing skills:  the ability to bridge between a wide range of values from animal production to landscape restoration. Ability to demonstrate affinity with stakeholders holding diverse values and expectations.
  • Great organisational and time management skills, ability to multitask and handle pressure.
  • Computer skills (familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel)
  • Ability to communicate in Welsh

Desirable

  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of GDPR issues in relationship to managing stakeholder data

Knowledge and Experience 

Essential 

  • Experience developing, motivating and managing stakeholders.
  • First-hand experience of working with communities
  • Good understanding of environmental, economic, cultural and land use issues facing communities in Wales
  • Knowledge and understanding of community-driven leadership and governance practices
  • Understanding and experience of participatory community engagement approaches

Desirable

  • Experience of engaging local volunteers in community projects
  • Good knowledge of the project area
  • Good network of contacts either locally or at Welsh national level
  • Knowledge of ecology and land management
  • Knowledge of the farming subsidy system

Behaviour

Essential 

  • Excited to work in a small team, where everyone wears many hats, and every day is different
  • Passion for making a positive difference for communities and enabling others to do the same.
  • Respectful of and valuing diversity
  • Able to work on own initiative, with flexibility, and collaboratively as part of a team 
  • Solution focused
  • Builds positive personal and organisational relationships.
  • Great at building relationships across the whole of the project.
  • Being innovative and creative and adapting to the changing needs of the project. Able to create and deliver new ideas that further the projects’ aims in engaging with people. 
  • Having a clear sense of direction, being confident by doing the right thing at the right time

Desirable

  • Flexible work attitude to manage multiple priorities

Other

Essential 

  • Sometimes willing to work outside office hours/at weekends
  • Entitlement to work in the UK

Desirable

  • Based in the project area

Terms and Conditions

Salary: Competitive salary circa £26 to £29K(FTE) depending on experience, plus Rewilding Britain’s standard benefits (e.g. 25 days holiday)

Reporting Lines: The post holder is line managed by and reports to the S2S Project Director.

Start date: As soon as possible/Summer 2019

Contract: 35 hours working week, some of which may require some occasional evening or weekend work when required to attend external meetings.  Up to six months initial probationary period. Flexible working arrangements will be considered including job share, reduced or flexible hours. You will be employed by Rewilding Britain on behalf of the Project Partnership.

All candidates should be aware that there is only initial funding for the job role until December 2023

Location: Forestry Hub, Dyfi Eco Park, Machynlleth.

Welsh Language: any candidate that is not a fluent Welsh speaker will be offered and expected to take Welsh language training. Welsh is spoken by a large proportion of the local population, therefore being able to communicate in Welsh is very important for all of the Summit to Sea team.

Equality in employment: Candidates will be shortlisted and selected according to suitability for the post without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you would like to further information or would like to speak to someone regarding this role, please contact Melanie Newton, Project Director, info@summit2sea.wales

Project Administrator

Closing date:
10th May 2019

We are looking for a Project Administrator who can bring enthusiasm and strong administrative skills to the project. You love to organise things and people, and take pride in your work and the critical support role you play. You are comfortable handling both proactive and reactive tasks, and are calm and confident when juggling many balls and working to tight deadlines. You have a high standard of quality in your work, and bring a flexible and positive attitude to any team.<br />

Summit to Sea/O’r Mynydd i’r Môr (S2S) is an exciting and pioneering new partnership project being delivered by Rewilding Britain, Woodland Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Marine Conservation Society, ecodyfi, Coetir Anian, WWF, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau. The project aims to be the first in Britain to establish a dynamic ecosystem from mountaintops to the sea. This will eventually see the restoration of a mosaic of habitats over at least 10,000 ha of land and 28,400 ha of sea from the Pumlumon massif – the highest point in mid-Wales – down through wooded valleys to the Dyfi Estuary and out into Cardigan Bay. The flourishing ecosystems that emerge will support nature-based enterprises which provide resilient economic alternatives for local communities.

This would suit someone looking for a part-time job with flexibility to determine working arrangements. Please send your CV, your reasons for applying for the job, and where you believe your skills set match our essential and desirable criteria as listed below to jobs@summit2sea.wales

Closing date: Friday 10th May 2019

Interview date and location: Wednesday 5th June, 2019, Forestry Hub, Dyfi Eco Park, Machynlleth

Key Job Purpose

To provide efficient administrative, finance and operational support to the Summit to Sea/O’r Mynydd i’r Môr (S2S) team.

You will be responsible for

  • Supporting the daily administrative requirements of the project and problem solving to ensure that these are run efficiently
  • Supporting the administration of our project-based work and sub-grants
  • Organising and collating partners proposals and reports
  • Maintaining and supporting the development of the projects database
  • Support the Finance Administrator to efficiently manage project finances
  • Organising and processing incoming expenses and invoices.
  • Providing support for staff recruiting.
  • Supporting the S2S team with administrative expertise on a wide variety of projects
  • Providing logistical support for staff travel, events and board meetings
  • Providing administrative support for meetings and workshops
  • Any other reasonable tasks falling within remit and skillset

Skills

Essential 

  • Exceptional organisational skills, demonstrating ability to manage own time and workload, establishing priorities, delegating effectively and self-motivation.
  • Strong project and grants administration skills
  • Financial skills – experience providing broad support for financial administration
  • Good written, verbal communications skills and numeric skills and an ability to manage correspondence to a high standard
  • Good IT problem-solving skills – able to keep an office running and able to seek technical assistance as needed 
  • Proficient computer skills and in-depth knowledge of relevant software
  • Ability to manage confidential and sensitive information appropriately

Desirable

  • Information gathering and monitoring skills
  • Problem analysis and problem solving skills

Knowledge and Experience 

Essential 

  • Broad experience in administrative functions, particularly in a small organisation
  • Experience managing logistical details – for events, staff travel and calendars
  • Experience of grants administration and reporting
  • Experience working online, e.g. with GSuite, as well as background with financial data/software, e.g. Xero
  • Significant previous administration experience, supporting a diverse team. IT competency in MS Office, especially Word, Excel and Outlook, database management.
  • Experience of organising events and meetings
  • Knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures, including HR
  • Knowledge of and/or commitment to the Welsh language

Desirable

  • Experience with data management software/CRMs
  • Experience of providing administrative support for recruitment.
  • Usually at least 3 years’ experience providing support at a high level
  • Bachelor’s degree an advantage

Behaviour

Essential 

  • Excited to work in a small team, where everyone wears many hats, and every day is different.
  • Solution focused.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Builds positive personal and organisational relationships.
  • Able to work on own initiative, with flexibility, and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Great at building relationships across the whole of the project.
  • Being innovative and creative and adapting to the changing needs of the project. Able to create and deliver new ideas that further the projects’ aims in engaging with people. 
  • Having a clear sense of direction, being confident by doing the right thing at the right time

Desirable

  • Passion for making a difference that allows both people and nature to thrive.

Other

Essential 

  • Sometimes willing to work outside office hours/at weekends
  • Entitlement to work in the UK

Desirable

  • Based in the project area

Terms and Conditions

Salary: Competitive salary circa £22 to £25K(FTE) depending on experience, plus Rewilding Britain’s standard benefits (e.g. 25 days holiday)

Reporting Lines: The post holder is line managed by and report to the S2S Project Director.

Budget Responsibility: Oversight of all project funding with budget responsibility for Rewilding Britain’s allocated funding

Start date: As soon as possible/Summer 2019.

Contract: 21 hours working week, some of which may require some occasional evening or weekend work when required to attend external meetings, although this will be infrequent.  Up to six months initial probationary period. Flexible working conditions will be considered.

All candidates should be aware that there is only initial funding for the job role for up to 5 years

Location: Forestry Hub, Dyfi Eco Park, Machynlleth.

Welsh Language: any candidate that is not a fluent Welsh speaker will be offered and expected to take Welsh language training. Welsh is spoken by a large proportion of the local population, therefore being able to communicate in Welsh is very important for all of the Summit to Sea team.

Equality in employment: Candidates will be shortlisted and selected according to suitability for the post without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you would like to further information or would like to speak to someone regarding this role, please contact Melanie Newton, Project Director, info@summit2sea.wales

Communications Manager

Closing date:
10th May 2019

The Communications Manager will ensure that O’r Mynydd i’r Môr / Summit to Sea has a shared communications strategy which is understood and followed by the project team, and which provides a joined-up approach across different media.<br /> They will take the lead in telling the story of the project and helping a wide audience of stakeholders and community members to understand more about the aims and principles of O’r Mynydd i’r Môr / Summit to Sea.<br />

Summit to Sea/O’r Mynydd i’r Môr (S2S) is an exciting and pioneering new partnership project being delivered by Rewilding Britain, Woodland Trust, RSPB, Wildlife Trusts, Marine Conservation Society, ecodyfi, Coetir Anian, WWF, Whale and Dolphin Conservation and Pen Llŷn a’r Sarnau. The project aims to be the first in Britain to establish a dynamic ecosystem from mountaintops to the sea. This will eventually see the restoration of a mosaic of habitats over at least 10,000 ha of land and 28,400 ha of sea from the Pumlumon massif – the highest point in mid-Wales – down through wooded valleys to the Dyfi Estuary and out into Cardigan Bay. The flourishing ecosystems that emerge will support nature-based enterprises which provide resilient economic alternatives for local communities.

A vision of this scale requires a coordinated effort between landowners, communities, farmers, fishers, foresters, public bodies, NGOs, businesses and relevant experts. The people who have lived and worked on the land and sea in mid-Wales are the people who know it best. Local people – stewards of the land and sea, and the wider community – will play an integral part in shaping and co-designing the project.

You will report to the Project Director. Please send your CV, your reasons for applying for the job, and where you believe your skills set match our essential and desirable criteria as listed below to jobs@summit2sea.wales

Closing date: Friday 10th May 2019

Interview date: Tuesday, 11th June 2019, Forestry Hub, Dyfi Eco Park, Machynlleth.

Key Job Purpose

The Communications Manager will ensure that O’r Mynydd i’r Môr / Summit to Sea has a shared communications strategy which is understood and followed by the project team, and which provides a joined-up approach across different media.

They will take the lead in telling the story of the project and helping a wide audience of stakeholders and community members to understand more about the aims and principles of O’r Mynydd i’r Môr / Summit to Sea.

You will be responsible for 

The Communications Manager will lead and deliver fully bilingual communications for O’r Mynydd i’r Môr / Summit to Sea, engaging effectively with the public, the media and policy makers, adapting communications to the different sectors and audiences in line with the communications strategy.

They will be responsible for delivering the day-to-day communications including:

  • Communicate consistent messages to key audiences about the project.
  • Develop and deliver on and offline communications campaigns with the aim of reaching people living and working within the proposed Summit to Sea project area.
  • Responsible for choosing the right tools to communicate with key audiences using knowledge and insight to inform your decisions
  • Writing and editing communications materials for community engagement events
    • Writing and editing the project newsletter (online / print)
    • Web editing and publishing blog posts from the project team
    • Researching and writing case studies and reports
    • Collecting and sharing feedback from community events and engagement communications
    • Commissioning creative content from third parties
  • You will be the first point of contact for press enquiries relating to the project and will have primary responsibility for and ensuring that questions are answered and information is shared where appropriate (with support from Rewilding Britain communications team).
  • Ensuring S2S is understood by the media and the media are interested in presenting information to the public in a manner that informs and educates them on the purpose and principles of the project i.e. press releases, photo calls, interviews as appropriate.
  • Arranging for project members to participate in media activity when appropriate.
  • Manage filming and photography enquiries and input into any programme-making opportunities.

Experience and competence for this role

  • Previous experience of leading, managing, and delivering a full range of communications activities.
  • Comfortable and effective when working in partnership with Rewilding Britain communications team, project partners, and wider stakeholders.
  • Having the ability to use your communications skills to contribute significantly to the success of a strategy.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills in both Welsh and English, including the ability to work successfully with the Welsh language media.
  • Meticulous attention to detail in both languages.
  • Ability to create and deliver a content plan with support from others as necessary.
  • Experience of developing and delivering really excellent communications that help make stakeholders feel engaged.
  • Experience of developing a variety of communication products for a wide variety of audiences, for example from event invitations for community meetings to policy briefings for government ministers.
  • Interest in and some understanding of agricultural, environmental and ecological issues in mid-Wales.
  • Ability to develop and adapt technical and scientific messaging for public audiences and non-specialists.
  • Ability to plan work activities, reviewing and prioritising as necessary, to achieve high standards and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to provide effective and useful leadership, advice and guidance to others on their communications work.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team to promote and deliver successful events.

Behaviour

Essential 

  • Excited to work in a small team, where everyone wears many hats, and every day is different.
  • Solution focused.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Builds positive personal and organisational relationships.
  • Able to work on own initiative, with flexibility, and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Great at building relationships across the whole of the project.
  • Being innovative and creative and adapting to the changing needs of the project. Able to create and deliver new ideas that further the projects’ aims in engaging with people. 
  • Having a clear sense of direction, being confident by doing the right thing at the right time

Desirable

  • Passion for making a difference that allows both people and nature to thrive.

Other

Essential 

  • Sometimes willing to work outside office hours/at weekends
  • Entitlement to work in the UK

Desirable

  • Based in the project area

Terms and Conditions

Salary: This role is offered as a freelance contract for an initial one year period at £18,000 per year for 3 days per week. Travel: this role will require occasional travel throughout Wales and occasionally the UK, including overnight stays. Use of public transport is preferred; when this is not convenient, staff may use their own vehicle. Current mileage rate is 45p.

Reporting Lines: The post holder reports to the S2S Project Director.

Start date: As soon as possible/Summer 2019

Contract: 3 days per week/equivalent hours. Initial contract for 1 year with possibility of extension.

Location: Flexible. The S2S team are based at the Forestry Hub, Dyfi Eco Park, Machynlleth.

Welsh Language: Fluency in written and spoken Welsh is a requirement for this role

Equality in employment: Candidates will be shortlisted and selected according to suitability for the post without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

If you would like to further information or would like to speak to someone regarding this role, please contact Melanie Newton, Project Director, info@summit2sea.wales

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