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Our 2015-2020 strategy

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:38
Our 2015-2020 strategy trustadmin Wed, 20/03/2019 - 14:38 Looking to the futureOur 2015-2020 Strategy Cheshire Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and wild places in the Cheshire region

Formed in 1962 by volunteers, Cheshire Wildlife Trust is one of 47 independent charities which together form the UK wide Wildlife Trust movement. The Trust benefits from the support of over 13,000 members and 500 volunteers, is governed by a 13-strong Board of Trustees and currently employs over 30 dedicated staff. We are passionate about securing a future for local wildlife on land and sea, and also work as part of the Wildlife Trust movement to influence decision making for nature at the highest level nationally.

Our work is funded mainly by our membership, donations and grants. Our wholly owned subsidiary company, Cheshire Ecological Services, delivers commercial ecological consultancy work and gifts its profits to the Trust.

As a charity, our strength lies in the support of our members, donors and volunteers. By supporting Cheshire Wildlife Trust, you can do your bit for nature in the knowledge that you are helping conserve wildlife locally, on your doorstep. Our membership not only provides financial support but also the mandate to lobby for policy change. We continually strive to grow our membership and volunteer base so that we can deliver more for nature.

Cheshire is an area of great ecological and demographic diversity, no longer recognised as a single administrative area. Our patch stretches from the Dee and Mersey estuaries of the Wirral, across the Meres and Mosses landscape of the Cheshire plain to the Pennine fringes and large urban conurbations of South Manchester, Warrington and Halton.

We want an environment where wildlife can move freely through the landscape; where wild places are valued, protected and well managed; where a healthy environment provides services to society; and where the next generation can enjoy a rich diversity of plants, animals and habitats near where they live. We cannot achieve this alone but by working with partner organisations, land managers, businesses and communities we can ensure nature’s recovery.

We are striving for nature’s recovery within a generation and our 2015—2020 strategy sets out our contribution to this vision over the next five years. We have already achieved great success; managing 45 nature reserves, developing seven Living Landscape schemes and engaging thousands of people annually through our education and events programmes.

Our strategy focuses our actions on the outcomes we believe will make a real and lasting difference to local wildlife

Our 2015-2020 strategy

By 2020 our work will have created more space for nature. Wildlife will be valued more highlyby local people and given greater consideration in decision making. By working locally for nature’s recovery we will have inspired more people to take actionfor wildlife and secured more resourcesto deliver our vision.

Read our 2015-2020 strategy

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Campaigns Officer

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:42
Campaigns Officer Closing date: Monday 8 April 2019trustadmin Mon, 18/03/2019 - 08:42 Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 depending on experienceThe Campaigns Officer will lead the development and delivery of an effective campaign strategy to increase Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s influence and recognition. You will work with colleagues across the organisation and the wider Wildlife Trusts movement using advocacy to influence media, politicians, the public and partners. Contract type: PermanentWorking hours: Full timeLocation: Bickley Hall Farm,
Bickley Hall Farm, Bickley, Cheshire, SY14 8EFContact details

Emma Raine

Nature is in trouble. Populations of over half of all species in the UK are declining, with many of our much-loved animals, such as puffins, water voles and dormice, struggling. We need to act now to secure a Wilder Future by making sure that as many people as possible care about and take action for nature’s recovery and help Cheshire Wildlife Trust hold our Government to their commitment to leave the environment in a better state than they inherited it.   We need to make our voices heard to ensure we can get the best deal we can for nature. Our wildlife can’t shout, but we can.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Campaigns Officer to lead the charge in raising awareness of the key issues effecting nature through Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s campaigns. The Campaigns Officer will lead the development and delivery of an effective campaign strategy to increase Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s influence and recognition.  You will work with colleagues across the organisation and the wider Wildlife Trusts movement using advocacy to influence media, politicians, the public and partners.  You will need to be a skilled communicator, able to engage a wider range of audiences.  Ideally you will have experience of designing and managing campaigns with a proven track record of creating social change. You will need to be pro-active, organised, confident and tenacious.

To apply

Please submit your CV along with a video of yourself (of no more than five minutes), that demonstrates your qualifying attributes and passion for the role, as described in the job description to Emma Raine. Applications must be received before 10:00am on Monday 8th April 2019 to be considered .

Interview date

Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th April 2019.

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Director of Trading

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:25
Director of Trading Closing date: Friday 5 April 2019trustadmin Fri, 15/03/2019 - 16:25 Salary: I.R.O £35k pa (depending on experience) plus pension. Package: I.R.O £35k pa (depending on experience) plus pension.
Full time, fixed term contract.
Contract type: Fixed termWorking hours: Full timeLocation: Cheshire, Bickley Hall Farm

This is an exciting and rewarding new role at Cheshire Wildlife Trust, with responsibility for the profitable development of the Trust’s primary and secondary trading. We are looking for candidates with the skills and talent needed to significantly grow our current trading activities and expand into new areas of opportunity.  You will also be a member of the Senior Management Team, responsible for developing and growing the Charity. 

Growing sustainable income streams is central to our vision of creating a Wilder Cheshire, giving us the funds to continue our wildlife conservation work across the County.

With funding support from National Lottery Heritage Fund you will initially have 18 months to prove you have what it takes and for the right candidate a permanent contract will then be confirmed.  You will need to be target driven, ambitious, tenacious and analytical with the judgement needed to make sound business decisions.  We are already trading successfully in providing ecological advice, land management services, corporate and public engagement activities and recycled wood furniture making.  Your purpose will be to build on this success whilst also getting new ventures off the ground by providing leadership and business skills.

The successful candidate will have an entrepreneurial approach and be able to demonstrate a track record of success in generating profits either in the charity or private sector and will have sales or marketing experience, be an excellent communicator and have a good head for figures.  This is a full time role, based either at our HQ (Bickley Hall Farm, SY14 8EF) or another suitable location in the Cheshire region.  Some home working can be negotiated.  

The job description and application form can be downloaded from www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs

To apply
Please email your completed application form to Emma Raine, eraine@cheshirewt.org.uk no later than Friday 5th April 2019.  Interviews will be 30th April 2019. CVs will not be accepted.  For an informal chat about the role, please contact Charlotte Harris on 01948 820728.

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Dee Coastliners/ Arfordirwyr Dyfrdwy Engagement Officer

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 16:11
Dee Coastliners/ Arfordirwyr Dyfrdwy Engagement Officer Closing date: Friday 5 April 2019trustadmin Fri, 15/03/2019 - 16:11 Salary: £20-22,000 pa (depending on experience) plus pensPackage: £20-22,000 pa (depending on experience) plus pension.
Full time, fixed term contract.Contract type: Fixed termWorking hours: Full timeLocation: Dee Estuary, Wirral, Flintshire and Denbighshire

This rewarding new role, supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, will help us build local community and partner relationships in order to ensure stakeholder involvement in the second round application to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for the Dee Coastliners project.
 
The Dee Coastliners project is a sense of place initiative designed to inspire coastal communities on the Wirral and in Flintshire and Denbighshire about the natural heritage of the Dee Estuary. It is a cross-border project working on both the English and Welsh sides of the estuary. As a team player and someone with strong communication skills you will work with communities and partners to develop community focused projects. You will use your creative skills to develop activities and other innovative ways to engage new audiences. To succeed in this role you will need to be organised as well as work flexibly and independently.

This is a full time role based at Holly Bank House, Thornton-le-Moors, Chester, but you will be required to attend occasional meetings at our Bickley Hall Farm headquarters. In addition travel across the Welsh and English side of the Dee Estuary is required.

The job description and application for can be downloaded from www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs. To apply, please email your completed application form to Emma Raine eraine@cheshirewt.org.uk no later than Friday 5th April 2019.  CVs will not be accepted. For an informal chat about the role, please contact Sarah Bennett on 01948 820728

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Operations Manager North

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:26
Operations Manager North Closing date: Friday 5 April 2019trustadmin Fri, 15/03/2019 - 15:26 Salary: £26.5 - 30k pa (depending on experience) plus pension. Package: £26.5 - 30k pa (depending on experience) plus pension.
Full time, fixed term contract.Contract type: Fixed termWorking hours: Full timeLocation: North of Cheshire, South Manchester, Warrington, Halton and Wirral

Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s area of operation includes South Manchester, Warrington, Halton and Wirral.  The large populations in these areas offers significant opportunity to engage people in nature’s recovery. 

As an Operations Manager you will be responsible for driving forward, managing and coordinating the strategic direction and development of the Trust’s work in North Cheshire.  You will lead the expansion of CWT’s community engagement and urban conservation, building our profile across north Cheshire.

As a committed leader you will identify opportunities to initiate and develop relationships that secure funding and resources to deliver organisational objectives and aspirations.  You will foster strong internal relationships and empower your team to achieve their potential and deliver to a high standard. 

You will facilitate front line delivery through your team of officers, freelancers, trainees and volunteers working in collaboration with other teams within CWT and with partner organisations.    There are significant opportunities to grow membership in your area and you will be expected to work closely with the Fundraising and Communications Team to help realise this potential by helping integrate engagement and fundraising activities.

To succeed in this role you will need to understand nature conservation in the urban environment, be an excellent communicator and have experience in engaging a wide range of audiences, project management and fundraising. 

To apply please email your completed application form to Emma Raine, eraine@cheshirewt.org.uk by Friday 5th April 2019. 

For an informal chat about the role, please contact Martin Varley on 01948 820728.

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Engagement Administrator

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 15:13
Engagement Administrator Closing date: Friday 5 April 2019trustadmin Fri, 15/03/2019 - 15:13 Salary: £18k pa (depending on experience) plus pensionPackage: £18k pa (depending on experience) plus pension.
Full time, fixed term contract.
Contract type: Fixed termWorking hours: Full timeLocation: Bickley Hall Farm , Bickley Lane

, Malpas , Cheshire , SY14 8EF

This rewarding new administrative role at Cheshire Wildlife Trust, will help us engage a wide range of audiences by providing central support in relation to event coordination, education bookings and room hire.

You will be the first point of contact for those wishing to book activities with Cheshire Wildlife Trust.  You will need to have great customer service skills and be a highly organised team player with a keen eye for detail as well as the ability to work methodically often to deadlines. 

Communication will be key in this role, both face to face and through use of digital channels. You will also support the communications team in promoting activities and developing new ideas so a creative flair would be advantageous too. 

To succeed in this role you will need to work efficiently and have a can- do attitude.  You will need to be IT literate and able to use and support the development of systems to ensure that our engagement activities are administered effectively.  Previous experience in an administrative, event management or facilities management role would be an advantage.

This is a full time, permanent role, based at our farmhouse HQ in the beautiful Cheshire Countryside (Bickley Hall Farm, SY14 8EF).

To apply, please email your completed application form to Emma Raine eraine@cheshirewt.org.uk no later than Friday 5th April 2019.  CVs will not be accepted. 

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