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We are looking a practical, passionate and nurturing person to join our Community & Engagement team as our Youth Officer. In this role you will cultivate a supportive community of youth leaders and young volunteers, and run workshops for schools and youth groups. You will help 11-24 year olds to develop their knowledge, skills and passion for nature, and fight against climate and eco-anxiety through an inspiring nature restoration project. This role is partly funded by the Natural Heritage Lottery Fund, through a project run in partnership with Action for Conservation.


If you have strong ecology and land-based skills, the ability to create and hold inclusive and welcoming spaces for young people, and believe in putting young people at the heart of the conservation sector, we want to hear from you. This role is 22.5 hours a week, with flexibility over how this is spread across the week, however some evening and weekend work is required.


Overall purpose of job

To support and empower young people from diverse backgrounds to take action for nature on an undeveloped ‘wasteland’ area of Avon Wildlife Trust’s Grow Wilder site.


Main responsibilities

· Running an inclusive and diverse young volunteer programme and supporting the formation of a new Youth Leadership Group at Grow Wilder

· Planning and leading green skills workshops for school and youth groups, prioritising young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, including practical conservation, nature connection and wellbeing

· Support an eco-cultural mapping process (led by our project partner Action for Conservation), mapping the present and future of an undeveloped ‘wasteland’ area of Grow Wilder

· Facilitating connections between young people, AWT staff and volunteers, Action for Conservation and other stakeholders, in order to progress the above

· Supporting young people, local residents and businesses, to carry out nature restoration action on site

· Working flexibly across AWT’s Community & Engagement work programmes – giving advice and supporting delivery

Youth Officer


£25,344 – £30,298 per annum (Full Time Equivalent)


22.5 hours per week

Contract Type:

Part time


Avon Wildlife Trust head office in Bristol, Grow Wilder, and home working, with travel to various delivery sites.

Close Date:

Tuesday, 25 June 2024

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