Connect 2 Nature Internship

Connect 2 Nature Internship

Job Description & Person Specification

Post: Part-time Internship 15 hours per week
Contract: Fixed Term of 570 hours to be undertaken between 5th February – 25th October  2024
Rate: £12/ hour

Working Hours: Flexible with Evening and Weekend work required.
Closing Date for Applications: 9am Thursday 25th January 2024
Interview Dates: Monday 29th/ Tuesday 30th January 2024
Location: Braunton Countryside Centre, Caen Street, Braunton, Devon EX33 1AA.
Reporting To: Connect To Nature Project Officer

Introduction:
Braunton Countryside Centre lies at the heart of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere and Area of
Outstanding Natural Beauty. Since its redevelopment in 2017, the Countryside Centre has gone
from strength to strength thanks to a strong board of Trustees and dedicated group of volunteers.
It attracts over 10,000 visitors a year and is the only Countryside Centre in North Devon providing
information, interactive and live exhibits, interpretation, events, activities and experiences
promoting the natural heritage of the area.
Project Summary:
The North Devon Environmental Trust have been successful in a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund
which will be match funded by Power Vault Ltd and Fullabrook CIC. The project, which is for 2
years, will connect people with nature in the Parish of Braunton and help secure the financial
future of the Braunton Countryside Centre. The project will employ a project coordinator and Intern
with the aims of:
• Developing nature-based events, activities, and experiences in the Parish of Braunton.
• Promotion as a natural and cultural heritage hub in Braunton for our partners such as the North
Devon Biosphere and Devon Wildlife Trust.
• New interpretation, marketing assets and online presence
• Developing new business opportunities to secure new income streams to the Centre to support
our financial future such as increased sales items, and membership schemes
• Engage people usually disadvantaged from taking part in nature e.g., by working with Live Well
Braunton to support those who may be socially isolated from accessing nature.
• Ensure knowledge transfer of local biodiversity and ecological skills to the younger generation.
The projects aim will help to deliver a number of outcomes including raising awareness of unique
wildlife and habitats in Braunton which make up the core of the UNESCO designated Biosphere.
Outcomes will also help engage our community and visitors in nature recovery and climate action
as well as helping a diverse range of people access natural resources leading to improved
wellbeing.
Job Description:
We are looking for enthusiastic, organised, and proactive intern who can help promote Braunton
Countryside Centre to realise its full potential.
In return you will:
• Gain valuable experience in communications, field work skills and environmental knowledge
• Be able to network and meet with local experts and organisations
• Attend events such as our high-profile talks and walks programme
• Gain knowledge on local ecological and sustainability issues.
This is a flexible position, but if you are able to help at the Countryside Centre on weekends and at
evening talks that would be an advantage.
Duties To Include:
• Helping to manage the Centre, including interacting with visitors to enhance their experience and
fundraising activities
• Marketing and promotion of the Centre e.g., through the production of marketing materials,
through social media and our website
• Supporting and helping at events such as the talks programme such as event set up, catering
and clean up
• Organising summer activities such as events for children
• Supporting field work such as habitat surveys
• Implementing your own ideas and initiatives which will further enhance the aims of the
Countryside Centre
• Support the Project Coordinator with administrative tasks such as event recording, data input
• Other tasks as directed by the Project Coordinator related to the post
We welcome applications from all sections of the community and are keen to hear from
candidates from diverse backgrounds.
How to Apply: Please apply with your CV and a covering letter explaining how you meet the
requirements of the post and how you would fulfil the aims of the project. Please send these to Jack Woolfenden using the email address below.

For Further Information about the Post
jack@brauntoncountrysidecentre.org

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We are keen to hear from all sectors of the community. If there is a barrier or issue such as transport that may preclude you from applying from this position, please let us know so we can see how we might be able to accommodate you.

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