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Community Engagement Officer at National Trust Formby


This role is an exciting opportunity to help us shape how we work beyond our property boundaries and actively engage our wider local communities. If you're able to listen and engage with communities with a host of different backgrounds and interests, you’re creative and full of ideas, we'd like you to join our team and develop and deliver participation opportunities at Formby.

  • National Trust place

Formby Countryside Office, Blundell Avenue, Freshfield, Formby, Liverpool, L37 1PH

  • Documents

CE Officer Formby project officer rev 22 8 16.docx

  • Requirements

Compliance. Eligibility to Work in the UK

  • Additional information

To apply for this vacancy simply click the 'apply' button in the top right hand side of the page. Closing Date: 16 September 2016

  • The Trust appoints on merit.

  • Short listing is carried out objectively by assessing the information you provide against the requirements of the job as set out in the vacancy details on our website. If you are short listed, you will be contacted and invited to attend an interview.

  • We will also tell you if we need you to do anything else such as a skills test, presentation or a property visit.

  • We only accept on-line applications. However, if you require assistance to participate in the recruitment process, for example due to disability, please contact the Recruitment Team at 0870 240 0274 (option 1) for assistance.

  • Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from working at the National Trust. In reaching a decision we will take account of the nature of your work, the circumstances and background of the offence(s) and the time elapsed.

Hourly rate is £10.84 per hour

Fixed Term p/t (22.5 hrs pw to 31/03/17)

  • Summary

This role is an exciting opportunity to help us shape how we work beyond our property boundaries and actively engage our wider local communities. If you're able to listen and engage with communities with a host of different backgrounds and interests, you’re creative and full of ideas, we'd like you to join our team and develop and deliver participation opportunities at Formby.

  • What it's like to work here

The NT site at Formby makes up one-and-a-half miles of the Sefton coast with sandy beaches, pine woodlands and former asparagus fields. There is a glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods. But Formby can also offer rare wildlife, and prehistoric footprints as well as the miles of coast that are part of Formby's amazing and ever changing landscape.

  • What you'll be doing

As the Community Engagement Officer, you’ll seek out new ways of reaching our wider local community, encouraging engagement.

You will be responsible for involving Formby’s visitors, communities, partners and stakeholders in developing our thinking about how we will adapt to coastal change. You will work with relevant members of the Formby team to develop and deliver community involvement.

You will work an average of three days per week, but will need to work flexibly to meet the demands of the post. Some weekend and evening work will be required.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.

  • Who we're looking for

Our team believes that people deserve more than just ‘good service’ but an amazing experience they’ll never forget, and we’re looking for like-minded people to join us.

We’d love to hear from you if you have:

  • Proven experience of running and organising events and meetings

  • Experience of working in a learning, interpretation, heritage or audience / community development environment

  • Experience in developing and fostering relationships with community groups, including those with special needs

  • Genuine enthusiasm for working with people of all ages and backgrounds

  • Proficient IT skills across a range of applications

  • Excellent communication skills

  • A positive, can do attitude

And it would be an advantage is you have the following experience;

  • Managing projects and working with volunteers

  • Partnership working

  • The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents

  • Pension contribution match up to 10%

  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing

  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust

  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment

  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression

  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK

  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets

  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Job Reference is: Ref: IRC42217

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