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Nature for Wellbeing Programme Manager

Wen - Women's Environmental Network
20 Club Row, London E2 7EY

Posted: 3 Sep 2021

Deadline: 27 Sep 2021

Compensation: £32,000 FTE pro rata

Paid Part-time Flexible hours Fixed term / contract


Job description

Womens Environmental Network (Wen) are looking for a creative and experienced project coordinator or manager, to develop a high impact programme making the connection between nature and women, and communities’ health, happiness and wellbeing.   

This role will consolidate and share learning from previous work in this area; our flagship 3 year “Soil Sisters” project (supporting survivors of domestic violence recovery through therapeutic gardening sessions in 5 women’s refuges) and other ‘green care’ projects supporting recovery from mental ill health.

The PM will develop a strategy by working creatively with the women we support, staff, partners and the local community; understanding priorities,  interconnectedness of humans and nature and how to share the benefits of the work.  You will create ways to enable people to take action personally, mobilise communally and possibly develop more nationally / globally relevant campaigns. 

Responsibilities

  • Strategic planning and delivery; To take overall responsibility for the strategic planning, management and direction of the Nature for Wellbeing programme 
  • Fundraising and reporting; complete evaluation reports, develop funding bids and work with communities, staff and stakeholders to develop projects
  • Understanding impact, sharing learning and inspiration; share expertise and learning nationally in high impact ways  and create inspiring content
  • Movement building and expertise; Actively participate in movement building nationally, developing networks and partnerships.  Act as an ambassador for the importance of nature for wellbeing. 
  • Administration and management; line manage around 5 part-time staff, manage budgets and admin for the project

Essential Experience & Knowledge 

  • At least three years professional experience in a project or campaign management role in the third sector, particularly in the environmental or community sectors. 
  • A proven strategic thinker who can work innovatively, identify and seize opportunities to achieve change. 
  • Demonstrated success delivering on a project, developing projects as they grow.
  • Ability to build effective collaborative relationships with a diverse range of groups and individuals particularly 
  • Experience in developing successful funding proposals
  • Track record of raising the public profile of projects you have worked on, particularly in sharing learning or resources
  • Experience evaluating the impact of a project and reporting to funders. 
  • A thorough understanding of the concepts around nature for wellbeing and therapeutic gardening
  • A commitment to taking an inclusive, intersectional feminist approach in your work and facilitating community led ideas.

Desirable

  • At least one year’s experience in direct line management of staff. 
  • Expertise in social therapeutic horticulture, green care, nature and wellbeing programmes. 
  • Experience of Tower Hamlets, East London or other community work in an urban setting.

About the recruitment process

To apply for this role please fill in the application form and the equal opportunities form available on the Wen website. We will be marking your application based on how you fulfil the person specification. Make sure your statement answers each point on the person specification. You may want to use the points as subheadings in your response. You should prioritize covering the points in the person specification thoroughly above the 'flow' of your writing. 

We particularly encourage applications from people of colour, who are currently underrepresented on Wen’s staff team.  Wen's work, including this role, is open to all genders and aspires to be a trans inclusive organisation.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please get in touch.  We want to help you make a really great application so are happy to talk over the role and the application process with you in more detail, and having questions now will not count against you in the interview

Application information

About the recruitment process

To apply for this role please fill in the application form and the equal opportunities form available on the Wen website: http://www.wen.org.uk/jobs-volunteering/

We will be marking your application based on how you fulfil the person specification. Make sure your statement answers each point on the person specification. You may want to use the points as subheadings in your response. You should prioritize covering the points in the person specification thoroughly above the 'flow' of your writing. 

We particularly encourage applications from people of colour, who are currently underrepresented on Wen’s staff team.  Wen's work, including this role, is open to all genders and aspires to be a trans inclusive organisation.

If you have any questions about the role or the application process, please get in touch.  We want to help you make a really great application so are happy to talk over the role and the application process with you in more detail, and having questions now will not count against you in the interview

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About Wen - Women's Environmental Network

Wen (Women's Environmental Network) mobilises women and their communities to take action for a healthier planet. For the past 15 years Wen's worked locally to champion community food growing projects, help connect people with nature and through the Tower Hamlets Food Partnership is working to create sustainable, just and resilient community led food systems. Wen also works nationally launching inclusive, intersectional and feminist environmental campaigns around plastics in menstrual products, chemicals, air pollution and is leading a coalition to promote a feminist Green New Deal.