Marketing and Communications Director

Wildwood is creating a new role of Marketing and Communications Director to deliver the Trust’s Mission and Vision by delivering on all internal and external marketing and communications. A key function of the role will be to lead on all external income generation for the Trust, cultivating and managing diverse income streams including online membership, online sales, appeals, corporate partnerships, major donors and grant giving bodies.

Salary: £40,000 per annum
Responsible to: Director General
Closing Date: Monday 17th May 2021

For a full job description, click here.

Duties

  • Lead on building Wildwood’s profile through proactive and dynamic, audience
    focused Marketing whilst protecting its reputation, in order to enable it to better
    deliver its mission.
  • Create and deliver a PR, Marketing and Communications strategy for the Trust.
  • Driving income generation for the Trust and leading the strategy to expand and
    develop regular and reliable income streams from sources other than day visitors to
    the parks.
  • Day to day management of the Marketing, Fundraising and PR staff.
  • Collaborating with the wider WW team to develop a coherent and compelling brand
    presence.
  • Improve the efficiency of the Trust’s media relationships. Planning, gathering and
    publishing stories of interest to the media and highlighting the Trust’s campaigns.
  • Lead a small team to secure funding through grants, corporate sponsors, charitable
    trusts, and individual donors including high net worth individuals as well as leading
    fundraising and engagement campaigns.
  • Devise and deliver effective advocacy strategies and public engagement campaigns
    that enable the delivery of the Trust’s mission and vision.
  • Working with colleagues from other trusts and partner organisations whenever
    necessary.
  • Working closely with and developing links with documentary makers and
    producers on ongoing projects, such as the Blean Bison Documentary and other
    projects in the future.
  • Develop new external partnerships and build on existing partnerships to
    develop the work and profile of the Trust.
  • Support the Conservation Team in any stakeholder engagement work.
  • Delivery of internal communications to support the Trust’s values and culture.
  • Setting and ensuring delivery against budgets.
  • Reporting to the Director General and Trustees.
  • Work/collaborate with the senior management team to support the Director
    General in leadership of the trust
  • Be a leader to your team and motivate, train and support individuals in their
    work.

How to apply

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

  • Name, address, contact phone numbers
  • 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 normally be acknowledged. If you would like yours to be acknowledged, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

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

Finance Administrator

Salary: £17,000 — £19,000 per annum FTE
Responsible to: Finance Manager
Closing Date: 17th May 2021

You will be required to assist with all the financial administration of the Trust, playing a key role in cost control and making financial systems effective. You will report to the Finance Manager to help install and maintain strict financial management systems and controls. Your role will encompass managing orders and purchases, all data input associated with bookkeeping and financial controls, and the banking function. We use Quickbooks Pro Desktop and Microsoft Excel for all our accounting requirements.

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Duties

You will be based at our park in Kent, but required to assist with a wide variety of tasks for both Kent and Devon parks, including:

• Processing and control of Purchases and Sales ledgers
• Processing and control of payments made to suppliers and deposits received
• Processing and reconciling daily income from numerous sales centres
• Managing debt control and performing Creditor reconciliations
• Bank and petty cash reconciliations

How to apply

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

  • Name, address, contact phone numbers
  • 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 normally be acknowledged. If you would like yours to be acknowledged, please enclose a stamped, self-addressed postcard.

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