Engagement Support Officer Vacancy
Help us continue our work inspiring communities, children, young people and other individuals to safeguard the River Tyne and its tributaries for the benefit of people, wildlife and our natural world.
Tyne Rivers Trust are hiring an Engagement Support Officer to work alongside our My Tyne Project Officer on a part time basis.
Working with our Tyne Education Programme (TEP) lead and other project managers, it will be your responsibility to engage, inform and inspire people throughout the Tyne catchment about the importance of their environment and what they can do to protect it. The postholder will be working in urban Newcastle and Gateshead as well as more remote rural locations such as Alston and Kielder.
You will help deliver practical sessions with the help of TIM – our Tyne Interactive Model and established programmes such as Salmon in the Classroom and working with adult volunteers delivering citizen science projects. There will also be the opportunity to work on other community engagement activity through other TRT projects. You will also be responsible for collecting and collating KPI data on engagement activities towards reporting the impact of our engagement work.
The role will be based at our office at Shawwell Business Centre, Corbridge and can be based partially from home following a flexible working policy.
For further information, please view the Job Description and Job Advert below.
- The postholder will be required to undertake regular DBS enhanced level clearance checks
- The post requires the regular lifting and carrying of equipment, setting up and packing away resources on a daily basis.
- TRT operates a flexible working policy. The position is office-based with home working supported to encourage work-life balance, personal efficiency and to remove avoidable travelling.
- The post involves travelling around the catchment and occasionally throughout UK and further afield overnight to attend meetings and conferences.
- A full, clean driving licence is required. TRT maintains two company vehicles for shared use. It is preferable that the post holder is able to drive and willing to use their own vehicle for work on occasion for which expenses will be reimbursed at Inland Revenue recommended rates.
- Hours of work are typically 22.5 hours per week, or as required, with expected evening and weekend work as circumstances require.
- The post holder will be required to work in a land and river environment with potentially difficult access.
How to apply
More information on some of our education and engagement work is available here and elsewhere on our website. Please contact Operations Manager, Julie Lawrence on 0784 224 6254 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an informal discussion about the role.
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter demonstrating how you can fulfil the requirements and meet the person specifications to Julie Lawrence as above.
Tyne Rivers Trust works across a large catchment, diverse in its inhabitants and their needs. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation. As an equal opportunity employer, we welcome your background, experiences and thoughts as an individual to deliver the best work we can as a team. Should you need support with your application please contact us.
Deadline for applications is Sunday 5th November at Midnight with interviews scheduled for 21st and 22nd November 2023.
Interviews will be in person at Tyne Rivers Trust offices, (or via video conference if required) they will last approximately 1 hour and will include a 10-minute presentation, with brief Q&A on the relevant theme area. There will also be opportunity to ask questions of the Trust.