EcoWild Office Manager / Project Assistant, part-time.

 

A new role, this is an opportunity to join a dynamic and responsive eco-social enterprise and help bring nature into health, education and the community. EcoWild works to enable us all to experience ourselves as part of a greater living whole, to improve human health and orientate us towards enabling a thriving natural environment.

 

Taking an oversight of the portfolio of work which includes children’s woodland sessions, schools outdoor learning provision, adult health and wellbeing courses, private & charity bookings, Wild Ones toddlers group and special events, the post holder will provide vital support to the team and where needed establish systems to manage the overall flow of work. Sometimes this might involve writing selected funding bids with the help of practitioners.

 

Communicating with beneficiaries, partners, the practitioner team, non-exec directors and the wider community, you will take forward EcoWild’s long-established voice of trust, competence and empathy. This brings meaningful experiences in nature into the lives of more local people.

 

Remote work with some in-person time for monthly or bimonthly meetings and to ensure familiarity with the nature of our delivery. If not possible to work from home, hot-desk / cafe working space may be supported for the right candidate.

 

Competencies

 

  • Ability to set up and manage virtual office management systems ie, to help capture our work flow and communicate it well internally and externally.

  • Understanding of the CEE (Climate and Ecological Emergency) and EcoWild’s values

  • Good with figures and cash flow; ability to map and manage financial flow for projects, cost centre management

  • Ability to communicate in an effective and responsive manner with other members of the team,

  • Ability to help with payroll and invoicing, banking and payments.

  • Familiarity with small business management systems such as Quickbooks, Mailchimp, Bookwhen

  • Good attention to detail and ability to present ideas in succinct, impactful writing, for example to in funding bids.

  • Competency in social media & digital marketing; ie to plan comms around Mental Health Awareness week, Earth Day, Walkfest, Festival of Nature and other national/ international events

  • Experience of managing communications with partners through professional and considerate communication, awareness of relationship building and working towards a shared vision

  • Experience of self-management to prioritise tasks and work over varying timescales

  • Willingness to learn together in non-hierarchical organisational approach

 

Desirable

 

  • Understanding of HR processes - ie contracts, calculating holiday pay, pensions

  • Familiarity with the communities of Bath & North East Somerset

  • Interest in / experience of EcoWIld’s core activities; Forest School/ bushcraft / ecology / outdoor healthy lifestyles/ mindfulness & movement / creativity/ self-reflective practices / ecopsychology,

  • Knowledge of / interest in Compassionate Communities models

 

7 hours a week, over 1-3 days. £28,000 pro rata, FTE 0.2.

Possibility of further hours through our partner organisation. A 6 month rolling contract will be in place after the 3 month probationary period. Laptop provided.

 

Apply with CV (max 2 pages A4) and covering letter (max 1 page) to emily@ecowild.org.uk

Closing date 21st June. Interviews 28th June (remote) and 8th July (in person).

 

www.ecowild.org.uk

Project Assistant/ Virtual Office Manager

Salary:

£28,000 pro rata, 0.2FTE

Hours:

7 hours/ week; possibility of further hours with our partner organisation

Contract Type:

Part Time

Location:

Remote, with some in person time for meetings and engagement with the work

Close Date:

Sunday, 19 June 2022

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