Wilder Learning Officer

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Location: Woods Mill; travel to locations across Sussex will be required
Salary: £30,671.55
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 16th May 2024
Interview Date: 29th May 2024

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust (SWT) is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in
Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our
towns, countryside and coast. By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us
all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.

We are now in a critical decade for change to protect and restore nature with the help of more
people taking action for wildlife. Now is the time for an ambitious action plan to match the
scale and urgency of the challenges we are facing. Our new Strategic Plan – Our Wild
 – will be launched in April and sets out our vision and commitment to turning
the tide for wildlife so that by 2030, nature in Sussex will be in recovery.

To deliver our new strategic aims, we have recently completed a comprehensive restructure of
the charity to align to our goals. This restructure has generated a suite of new roles and
opportunities which will enable us to achieve our ambitions of restoring and protecting at
least 30% of Sussex land and sea for nature, inspiring one in four people in Sussex to take
meaningful action for wildlife, building a stronger more inclusive and diverse organisation and
becoming a net zero and climate resilient organisation.

In order to encourage diversity and inclusivity within the environment sector, we particularly
welcome applications from people who have an ethnically or geographically diverse background,
who are non-graduates and/or are living in economically deprived areas

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Wilder Learning team to develop and deliver an
inspiring, engaging and inclusive Wilder Schools programme to deliver our strategic aims. This
role will work as part of a team to deliver Forest School and Wild Beach training, school
outreach and facilitate educator networks.

The Person

We are seeking an experienced and highly organised environmental educator with a proven track
record of developing and delivering an inspiring schools programme, responsible for risk
management and safeguarding. You will have demonstrable knowledge of local wildlife and
conservation and excellent communication skills with the ability to inspire others to take
action for wildlife and Level 3 Forest School or Wild Beach is an advantage.


  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays each year (pro-rated for part time staff)
  • Pension – company contribution from 6% and employee contribution of 3%
  • Life Assurance – Pension Scheme Members 2 x Salary, Non-Pension Scheme Members 1 x Salary
  • 2 days paid leave for volunteering each year
  • Flexible working policy
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • EAP
  • Employee discounts
  • Informal car share arrangements

For more detailed information see what we offer page in the Recruitment Pack on our website.

Find out more & apply

To help us track our recruitment effort, please indicate in your email/cover letter where (globalvacancies.org) you saw this job posting.

Job Location