Warwickshire Wildlife Trust (WWT) is one of the 46 UK Wildlife Trusts. Established in 1970 we are a grass roots organisation governed by 14 trustees elected from a membership of 26,000 people, 99% of whom live in the county, and supported by 700 active volunteers. We manage an estate covering 1,000 hectares across Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull and no one living or working in that area is more than 6 miles from one of our 67 nature reserves.
As members of the influential network of Wildlife Trusts, we are part of a collective covering the whole of the UK with 870,000 members, 32,500 volunteers, 2,500 staff and 600 trustees all working together through a central unit, the Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts (TWT). Together we are on a mission to restore a third of the UK’s land and seas for nature by 2030. We believe everyone, everywhere, should have access to nature and the joy and health benefits it brings. Each Wildlife Trust is an independent charity formed by people getting together to make a positive difference for wildlife, climate and future generations. Together we care for 2,300 diverse and beautiful nature reserves and work with others to manage their land for nature, too.
WWT is embarking on an ambitious new ten-year strategy. By 2030 we want to have put wildlife into recovery by creating more space for nature with more people on nature’s side.
Our members, staff, volunteers, champions, supporters, visitors and advocates are already part of a growing movement of individuals standing up for nature. However, we know that for the scales to shift further wildlife needs even more people to be acting in support of nature because, while public concern about the environment is at an all-time high, behaviour change is lagging far behind. Science shows that when 25% of people act this is enough to change the minds and behaviour of the majority so we have set ourselves the ambitious target of helping 1 in 4 people in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull to act for wildlife and become part of Team Wilder. There are five key principles that make up Team Wilder: nature connectedness; learning and skills; behaviour change; empowerment and action; movement building.
The Action for Nature Manager is a new position which will coordinate the delivery of Team Wilder in communities, managing a team of officers who will focus on understanding our communities, breaking down barriers and facilitating them to take action and become ambassadors for nature’s recovery. You will be a passionate advocate of positive action for wildlife with a keen focus on community organising and equality, diversity and inclusion, with the ability to inspire and empower others, develop excellent relationships within communities, whilst working collaboratively with colleagues at WWT and across TWT.
This is a varied role which brings daily interaction with communities and highly committed colleagues passionate about their work. When you need to be in the office, we have bases set in the heart of our largest nature reserve at Brandon Marsh, or at reserves in Solihull and Coleshill.