Marketing & Communications Manager – Wildwood Escot

Salary: From £28,000 pro rata
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week 
Location: Wildwood Escot, Ottery St Mary
Closing date: Friday 7 October
Interviews: Week commencing 10 October

This is an exciting time to join the Wildwood Trust team.

As a leading British animal conservation charity, Wildwood is dedicated to saving the UK’s most threatened wildlife and right now we are taking action to reverse the loss of biodiversity, crucial to the survival of our natural world. 

As Marketing & Communications Manager, you will deliver a dynamic programme of campaigns to promote Wildwood Escot. You will find ways to increase our visitor and member numbers, and develop our membership and partnership schemes to achieve income targets and support the Mission and Vision of the Trust.

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WILDWOOD TRUST
Wildwood runs Kent and Devon’s best British wildlife parks. The Trust sites are home to over 200 native animals, past and present and each is set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland. Across our parks, visitors can see bears, wolves, bison, deer, owls, foxes, red squirrels, wild boar, lynx, wild horses, badgers, elk, pine-martens, storks, owls and ravens plus many more. Wildwood has 65,000 members and 200,000 annual visitors, and both membership and visitor numbers are growing. 

Wildwood’s ground-breaking conservation programmes currently include Wilder Blean, a project to bring bison to the Blean Woods as eco-engineers, Restoring The Chough To Kent, breeding and releasing the almost extinct chough (chuff) to the south coast, and Bringing Back Britain’s Wildcats, a national reintroduction of the functionally extinct native cat species.

THE JOB
This is a great opportunity to make a real impact in developing and growing the Wildwood brand, reach and audience. 

You will promote the work of Wildwood, and our Devon park to a wide range of audiences across all platforms. You will be responsible for updating the Wildwood Escot website and managing the booking system for all our activities. You will be excited about rolling out our fresh new brand assets throughout all materials and communications across Wildwood Escot. You will lead Wildwood Escot’s social media output, building it up and working with team and volunteers to create content and create a lively, informed and popular presence across our channels. You will be full of ideas for direct marketing campaigns and appeals to raise funds and build memberships, working with our new CRM system.

THE PERSON
You will have a background in marketing or communications, with a good knowledge of social media. You will be experienced with CRM systems, data interpretation and analysis. Of course you will be a great communicator and you will also need to be well organised and methodical. You will be enthusiastic, flexible and inspired by this opportunity to be at the heart of developing Wildwood in a period of exciting development.

Please see the Job Description for full details. 

Application process

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Personal statement
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email jobs@wildwoodtrust.org


Development Officer – Wildwood Escot

Salary: from £25,000 pro rata
Contract type: Permanent
Working hours: Part time 22.5 hours per week
Location: Wildwood Escot, Ottery St Mary
Closing date: Friday 7 October
Interviews: Week commencing 10 October

This is an exciting time to join the Wildwood Trust team.

As a leading British animal conservation charity, Wildwood is dedicated to saving the UK’s most threatened wildlife and right now we are taking action to reverse the loss of biodiversity, crucial to the survival of our natural world.

As Development Officer you will plan and deliver fundraising activities to achieve Wildwood Escot’s income targets, to develop and sustain the park and our groundbreaking conservation projects. You will secure donations from supporters and partnerships in the local corporate community, delivering a programme of fundraising events, and applying for grants to support our projects, core charitable activities, and future growth.

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WILDWOOD TRUST
Wildwood runs Kent and Devon’s best British wildlife parks. The Trust sites are home to over 200 native animals, past and present and each is set in 40 acres of beautiful ancient woodland. Across our parks, visitors can see bears, wolves, bison, deer, owls, foxes, red squirrels, wild boar, lynx, wild horses, badgers, elk, pine-martens, storks, owls and ravens plus many more. Wildwood has 65,000 members and 200,000 annual visitors, and both membership and visitor numbers are growing.

Wildwood’s ground-breaking conservation programmes currently include Wilder Blean, a project to bring bison to the Blean Woods as eco-engineers, Restoring The Chough To Kent, breeding and releasing the almost extinct chough (chuff) to the south coast, and Bringing Back Britain’s Wildcats, a national reintroduction of the functionally extinct native cat species.

THE JOB
This is a great opportunity to make a real impact in developing and growing Wildwood’s membership and supporter base.

You will work closely with the Fundraising, Marcomms and Park teams, to deliver campaigns to attract supporters to Wildwood Escot. You will research and write engaging applications to Charitable Trusts & Foundations and manage grants and reporting. You will also write pitches and proposals to build a base of corporate sponsors. You will flex your organisational skills by planning and hosting visits and events for donors, sponsors and potential funders to Wildwood Escot. You will rally the team to ensure excellent relationship building and stewardship for all our supporters. All of this, you will manage through Wildwood’s new CRM system.

THE PERSON
You will have a background in fundraising, sales or marketing and ideally some experience of working or volunteering for a charity. You will be an excellent communicator, confident in engaging with all sorts of people.

Please see the Job Description for full details.

Application process

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Personal statement
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Michael Lunn, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email jobs@wildwoodtrust.org


Café Assistant – Wildwood Kent

This is an exciting position, with a huge potential to improve our restaurant facility and the public perception. Working alongside the café team to improve the customer experience of visiting the park, the successful candidate will be able to actively engage in customer service and prioritise customer satisfaction whilst delivering high quality food.

Duties
  • Taking orders from customers
  • Preparing food
  • Receiving and putting away deliveries
  • Cleaning public and staff areas in the Woodland Café
  • Working on the till

Full job description can be downloaded here.

Applications

Application is by C.V. and must contain the following information:

  • Name, address, age, contact phone numbers at home and work (for discreet calls only)
  • Employment history
  • Educational history

You should include a statement of the relevant skills and experience that you believe you will bring to the job, paying careful attention to the requirements of the job outlined above.

You should give two referees to whom we can turn for a confidential reference, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. References will only be taken up for those candidates chosen for interview or, with regard to current employer, on offer of contract.

Applications will not be acknowledged unless sent by email, whereby an automatic reply shall be confirmation of receipt.

Applications should be sent to Helen Sayers, Wildwood Trust, Herne Common, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 7LQ. Or alternatively email jobs@wildwoodtrust.org