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Community Engagement Officer

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We're looking for an individual to deliver community engagement and empowerment through support to local community groups through Sense of Place and the co-ordination of a training programme for these groups, volunteers and landscape champions to ensure key individuals increase their capacity to take on greater roles in our landscape programme.

Full Time, Fixed Term contract for 4 Years 

We are the lead organisation for the Carbon Landscape, a Landscape Partnership Scheme. We have secured funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver an exciting programme of 22 exciting projects which will help us to restore and enhance the landscape, raise awareness of its value and access opportunities, and engage local communities in ways to get involved in the protection of our landscape into the future.

Salary: 
£22,162 per annum
Closing date: 
Mon, 17/04/2017 (All day)
Location: 
Wildlife Trust Wigan Office, Three Sisters Recreation Area, Wigan. WN4 8DD

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Carbon Landscape Support Officer

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The Trust seeks a driven individual to support the Carbon Landscape project management and programme activities, with a focus on the communications, volunteer and events functions.

Full Time, Fixed Term contract for 4.5 Years

We are the lead organisation for the Carbon Landscape, a Landscape Partnership Scheme. We have secured funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver an exciting programme of 22 exciting projects which will help us to restore and enhance the landscape, raise awareness of its value and access opportunities, and engage local communities in ways to get involved in the protection of our landscape into the future.

Salary: 
£18,500
Closing date: 
Mon, 17/04/2017 (All day)
Location: 
Wildlife Trust Wigan Office, Three Sisters Recreation Area, Wigan. WN4 8DD

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Landscape Restoration and Volunteer Coordinator

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We are looking for somebody to deliver The Carbon Landscape programme specific to the natural heritage through partnership and beneficiary engagement, and ensure effective volunteer co-ordination to ensure the opportunity to involve volunteers in all aspects of programme delivery is maximized.

Full Time, Fixed Term contract for 4 Years

We are the lead organisation for the Carbon Landscape, a Landscape Partnership Scheme. We have secured funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver an exciting programme of 22 exciting projects which will help us to restore and enhance the landscape, raise awareness of its value and access opportunities, and engage local communities in ways to get involved in the protection of our landscape into the future.

Salary: 
£22,162 pa
Closing date: 
Mon, 17/04/2017 (All day)
Location: 
Wildlife Trust Wigan Office, Three Sisters Recreation Area, Wigan. WN4 8DD

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Access & Events Officer

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We're looking for somebody to co-ordinate a range of access improvements and promote access throughout the Carbon Landscape, as well as organising a programme of events that will reach new audiences and give them the opportunity to explore the Carbon Landscape.

Full Time, Fixed Term contract for 3.5 years        

We are the lead organisation for the Carbon Landscape, a Landscape Partnership Scheme. We have secured funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver an exciting programme of 22 exciting projects which will help us to restore and enhance the landscape, raise awareness of its value and access opportunities, and engage local communities in ways to get involved in the protection of our landscape into the future.

Salary: 
£22,162 pa
Closing date: 
Mon, 17/04/2017 (All day)
Location: 
Wildlife Trust Wigan Office, Three Sisters Recreation Area, Wigan. WN4 8DD

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What is the future of the HIVE?

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Release date: 
Wed, 15/03/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
We've received a healthy number of responses regarding the consultation themes which we hope might shape the future of the HIVE. This has been extremely useful in identifying areas where we may focus future development, read on for more of our key findings...

Consultation so far...

To date Lancashire Wildlife Trust have received 156 responses from local people regarding the four different consultation themes (see below) which we hope might shape the future of the HIVE:

  • Health and wellbeing activities
  • Animal assisted ecotherapy
  • Food growing
  • Active events and volunteering

Responses from the public so far have been extremely useful in identifying areas where we may focus future development. Read on to find out more of our key findings to date...

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Assistant Communications Officer – Forest Schools

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This exciting opportunity offers the chance to help our Education Team promote a successful Forest School Project and ensure our organisation is given the recognition and respect it deserves as a leading Wildlife Trust. We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic individual, with determination and a strong creative flair.

Temporary contract (9 months)
Full time (37.5 hours per week)

You will need to be a good multi-tasker – you’ll enhance our (already vibrant) online presence, promote excellent internal and external relations, help to deliver our publications and contribute your media knowledge to the wider organisation.

This is a key role in our small but highly effective team, with great opportunities to play a significant part in our growing success.

Salary: 
circa £18,000 pa
Closing date: 
Fri, 24/03/2017 (All day)
Location: 
Brockholes Nature Reserve, Preston, PR5 0AG and The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston PR5 6BY

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Biodiverse Society – Blog March 2017

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Release date: 
Mon, 13/03/2017 (All day)
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Summary: 
A new year has brought new challenges and experiences for our Biodiverse Society team, as one of our Lancashire Trainees, Amelia Airey, explains...

January, the start of a new year, a year to learn new skills and have new experiences. A year where there will be plenty of first’s for the trainees including the recording of new species for 2017 or recording new species for the very first time. January has also been an incredible month particularly for birds as there are plenty of Waders and a variety of Waterfowl that have been sighted due to wintering in the UK in the colder months.

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Chat Moss project – FREE art competition for our new family trail!

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Release date: 
Mon, 13/03/2017 (All day)
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We want to create an inspiring trail on Little Woolden Moss and we're looking for creative input from the area's youngsters...

by Lydia McCool, Chat Moss Community Engagement Officer

We have recently received a grant from Tesco bags of help to create a family trail focused on our wonderful story created by Local author Jane McNulty.

We want to create a fabulous trail with an inspiring leaflet and interpretation panels, promoting physical movement and exploration of our Little Woolden Moss nature reserve by families. This trail will promote healthy activity in young children and our fantastic sculptures will give children something to search for and explore.

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Trust supports Formby land transfer

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Release date: 
Wed, 08/03/2017 (All day)
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Red squirrel on NT's Formby reserve
Summary: 
The Lancashire Wildlife Trust has welcomed the potential transfer of 204 hectares of land on the Sefton Coast to the National Trust. Sefton Council has just published a formal notice considering the disposal of land to the northern and southern side of Lifeboat Road (Formby Point).

In light of this, “positive conversations” have taken place regarding the transfer of land at Lifeboat Road and Ravenmeols from Sefton’s ownership to The National Trust.

These dunes are home to some very rare wildlife including sand lizards, northern dune tiger beetles and the rare natterjack toad. The pine woodlands that fringe the coast are also home to rare red squirrels.

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Discover Greater Manchester wildlife

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Release date: 
Thu, 02/03/2017 (All day)
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Discover Greater Manchester wildlife
Summary: 
The Lancashire Wildlife Trust covers most of Greater Manchester. We have put together a useful web guide to wildlife sites split by parliamentary constituency. Read on to find wildlife on your doorstep, wherever you live in Greater Manchester.

We cover 18 of the Greater Manchester parliamentary constituencies. The Wildlife Trust owns nature reserves across the area and manages many more on behalf of local authorities. Manchester has a rich scattering of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), European Union Special Areas of Conservation (SACs under the Habitats Directive) and European Union Special Protection Areas (SPAs under the Birds Directive). There are a wealth of further Local Wildlife Sites (known in Manchester as “Sites of Biological Importance”) and Local Nature Reserves.

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