Volunteer & Events Coordinator

Salary: £12,500 FTE £25,000)

Hours: 2.5 days week

Duration: 6-month contract until March 2023 (with the intention to extend subject to funding).

Location: Home based (within reasonable travelling distance of the Waveney Valley, Norfolk/Suffolk).

We are seeking to employ a part-time Volunteer & Events Coordinator initially for a short-term position, funded by a recent successful bid to carry out a project looking at reducing plastic pollution to our sea by river. The successful applicant will lead on a project to coordinate litter picks and litter counts along the length of the river, by both River Waveney Trust volunteers and the local community. More details on the EU funded ‘Preventing Plastic Pollution’ project can be found here: https://preventingplasticpollution.com

The main responsibilities will be to:

  • Organise and lead riverside and canoe-based litter picks and litter counts with volunteers, canoe groups, business and the local community.
  • Train groups how to collect the data on litter in and near the river – categorising types and brands and contributing to an important European project looking to reduce ocean waste.
  • Work with the small River Waveney Trust team and with our project partners, Groundwork, to deliver the project effectively and on-time.

The role will suit an experienced and self-motivated individual with a good knowledge and experience of working with volunteers and in the community, plus excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience running safe group sessions is a must, and knowledge of working on water is an advantage.

It is an exciting opportunity to join our small team. There will be opportunities for a motivated individual to help shape the future of the Trust and take a role in its development as an organisation.

Deadline: Friday 19th August 2022 11.59pm
Interview: Thursday 25th August 2022                                                                                    Start Date: w/c Monday 5th September 2022

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