Families United through Nature (FUN) Project Co-ordinator

Exmoor National Park
£25991 - £29577 per annum
10 Jun 2021
24 Jun 2021
Public Sector
Contract Type
Part Time

Families United through Nature (FUN) Project Co-ordinator
Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset
One-year fixed-term contract
Do you have experience of working with young people and a passion for the natural environment? Want to support the success of exciting initiatives that connect people with nature, promote health and wellbeing and inspire young people? If so, read on.
About Us
Exmoor National Park is a unique and beautiful part of the country that has been shaped by nature and people over thousands of years. 
The Authority plays a pivotal role in promoting and enhancing the visitor experience and ensuring that the National Park's stunning landscapes and special qualities are conserved and enhanced for future generations. We have a fantastic staff team who are skilled and committed to the best outcomes for Exmoor.
We’re currently looking for a part-time FUN Project Co-ordinator to join our Learning and Engagement Team on a one-year fixed-term contract.
The Benefits 
- Salary of £25,991 to £29,577 per annum (pro rata)
- Government pension
- Flexible working
- Family-friendly schemes
- Paid sickness leave
- Social events
- 29 days’ (full-time equivalent) holiday per annum plus pro rata Bank Holidays
This is an amazing opportunity to support and enable a broad range of people to have access to and benefit from the environment of Exmoor, with a particular emphasis on young people and families.
We believe in promoting a healthy work-life balance and providing a welcoming, collaborative culture where staff have the flexibility, freedom and support they need to thrive. 
Based in a beautiful, wooded valley beside the River Barle, we have one of the world’s most breath-taking work environments where staff can often go out for lunchtime walks to enjoy the clean country air, recharge and enjoy Exmoor’s beauty.
The Role 
As a Project Co-ordinator, you will deliver and signpost nature-based interventions through interaction and engagement with the landscapes, wildlife, habitats and recreational opportunities of Exmoor National Park, benefiting people’s physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.
Establishing contact between health and social care professionals and environmental organisations, you will share and promote the opportunities offered within the National Park.
You will also be responsible for organising, delivering, or supporting 15 groups from target communities to experience Exmoor, or undertake works to help remove the barriers to them doing so.
Specifically, you will:
- Demonstrate the health and wellbeing benefits of engagement with Exmoor National Park
- Facilitate, develop, and implement group activities
- Co-ordinate and implement bespoke training
About You
To join us as a Project Co-ordinator, you’ll need: 
- To be educated to degree level or equivalent
- Experience of working with young people and/or families, ideally in a countryside setting
- Experience of establishing networks and capacity building
- A clear understanding of potential physical health and mental wellbeing gains offered by the natural environment
- Knowledge of risk management including risk assessments and safeguarding
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- A full driving licence
Knowledge and understanding of current national health and wellbeing policies and promotion would be beneficial to your application.
Please note, the successful applicant will be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends as required.
Other organisations may call this role Ranger, Learning and Engagement Officer, Ranger Programme Co-ordinator, Young People’s Programme Co-ordinator, Park Ranger, Education and Engagement Programme Co-ordinator, or National Park Ranger. 
The closing date for applications is the 24th June 2021.
As a service provider and local employer, Exmoor National Park Authority is committed to promoting equal opportunities and tackling social exclusion in everything it does. The Authority recognises its statutory equality duties under legislation in terms of service provision and employment and is committed to meeting them.
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Working hours: 22.2 hours per week

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