GBP 6181 Devon Nature Recovery Communications and Engagement Officer

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Exeter, ENGLAND
Deadline: 12 Jun 2022

Graduate Business Partnership

Job Summary - This is an exciting opportunity to help develop and lead the day-to-day implementation of the Communication and Engagement Strategies for Devon Local Nature Partnership and for the emerging Devon, Plymouth and Torbay Local Nature Recovery Strategy.  You will be involved in communications, social media, event planning and stakeholder management.  This role is part of the Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) Scheme and offers full time hours (36.5 per week) for 12 months with the potential to extend.  You will be employed by the University of Exeter and seconded to Devon County Council Environment Team which means you will have access to the benefits on offer from both organisations.  There is a hybrid working arrangement in place.  You will need to attend meetings and workshops across Devon as well as spending at least one or two days a week in the Exeter office. For more information on the GBP scheme please visit .   

About You - You should be a recent graduate who has excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organisational skills, excellent IT skills, and some knowledge of UK wildlife as well as key sectors and ecosystem services/natural solutions such as carbon sequestration, health, flood control, water quality, pollination, tourism and recreation. You should have a keen interest in the natural environment, land use, ecosystem services/natural solutions and community engagement, be a team player, have people skills, be proactive enthusiastic, confident, self-motivated and able to work, have a strong level of creativity and innovation, and be a strategic thinker. You should also have experience of networking and partnership working, organising events and events and webinars in person and / or using Teams and Zoom, and experience in in a similar communications or engagement role.

The Benefits to You - You will have access to a wide range of benefits, rewards and recognition from the University including a generous pension, a holiday allowance of 39 days per year, Totum Card (student discount), Salary Exchange Schemes such as the Cycle to Work Scheme, Discounted membership to the university's sports facilities including cricket centre, indoor/outdoor pools, squash courts and fitness centres.  The university offers extensive support to staff, including a structured Professional Development Review and Wellbeing Service plus 1:1 support from the Internships Team.   You will be offered a ‘How to Make the Most of Your Internship’ guide, bespoke mentoring, work shadow and career consultancy opportunities. Through Devon County Council, you will be able to access hybrid working arrangements, flexitime system, having a job that allows you to ‘give something back’ to the community, Green Travel Initiative – 40% off bus and rail, and social activities with colleagues.

Application Closing Date: 12 June 2022

Interviews: 28 June 2022

For the full details and application process visit Handshake.   Non-Exeter Graduates can request the full job description and application form by emailing .

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive About Disabled People': if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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