Nature Recovery Network Manager

Closing date:
Salary: £30,000
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Newark, The Kiln Waterside
Mather Road,
Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 1WT
The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of 850,000 members, 38,000 volunteers and 2,800 staff across the UK. We have a vision of land and seas rich in wildlife with people close to nature.

As part of addressing the combined climate and nature crisis, we want to see at least 30% of land and sea in recovery for nature by 2030 and we believe that the most effective way to achieve this is through a Nature Recovery Network. We are dedicated to this vision and driven by our beliefs.

We have campaigned successfully for a spatially planned approach to achieve nature’s recovery and are pleased to have had success in securing wording within the current Environment Bill for Nature Recovery Strategies across England to be embedded as part of Local Authority responsibilities.

Our 36 individual Wildlife Trusts are the best placed grass roots network across England, to lead how to consistently connect up and create a Nature Recovery Network. This is because each Wildlife Trust reflects its own unique locality and is intricately connected into our landscapes, seascapes and local communities.

It is from this strong position that we are pleased to announce that The Samworth Foundation have funded a Nature Recovery Network Manager post to bring together the work of our England Trusts’. This role will have the opportunity to influence policy delivery, the implementation of nature-based solutions to climate change, agricultural schemes and public health interventions. We know it’s no mean feat, but our collective knowledge across The Wildlife Trusts’ is ready and waiting to be drawn upon to achieve this.

As a highly self-motivated and tenacious individual, you will thrive in helping fellow professionals in sharing high quality thinking and best practice delivery. You will draw upon The Wildlife Trusts’ on the ground experience to actively influences the methodologies and shape government policy and approach to secure nature’s recovery. You will hold a working knowledge of the relevant methodology and terminology relating to Nature Recovery Networks.

You will be an excellent relationship manager, both internally and externally. Comfortable and confident in influencing Government bodies and departments as well as engaging specialist colleagues who sit across individual Wildlife Trust charities.

Using clear thinking and analytical skills, you will strive to bring clarity to process and consistency in ways of working through a co-creative approach. You will lead and produce the design of guidance and templates, drawn from The Wildlife Trusts’ Nature Recovery Network technical guidance.

You will need to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be organised and resourceful and have an eye for written detail as well as have confidence in advocacy and public speaking.

You will also be skilled in listening and drawing consensus as part of the on-going development of our approach to Nature Recovery Networks

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims, we are not judgemental, and we are inclusive.

As part of a tight and dedicated central team, you will need to have excellent collaboration and facilitation skills and always strive to ensure that everyone can come together effectively across the movement of The Wildlife Trusts to achieve our Nature Recovery Network goals.

We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.