We're hiring! Green Space for Health Outreach Officer

Tuesday, 22 December, 2020

Fulltime, £32,000 pa (plus contributory pension)
February 2021 (or asap thereafter) – March 2022 with potential to extend. 

Job description

With new funding from the Government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund, our Green Space Outreach Officer will build the reach and influence of our Green Space for Health Programme, with a particular focus on expanding the NHS Forest – by engaging NHS Trusts in planting trees on or near their sites. The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is funded by Defra and is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.  

Working with a friendly and dynamic team, you will use your skills in outreach and engagement and your knowledge of conservation and ecology to inspire and empower green space activity, and tree planting especially, at NHS sites across the country. We have thousands of trees to plant and a network of sites with an interest in making the most of their green space. We are looking for someone who is effective in engaging others, including by phone, with excellent verbal and written communication skills, a good understanding of biodiversity, conservation and nature recovery, a strong commitment to climate action and the ability to get things done.

Your role will involve a range of activities, including approaching and liaising with health trusts and tree suppliers to facilitate tree planting; advising on the organisation of tree planting events; monitoring and reporting on tree planting to track the expansion of the NHS Forest, including database development and management; gathering information about Trusts’ green space activities, needs and interests; producing inspiring case studies and other supporting advice and information to help Trusts in developing the potential of their green space. You will work with the Engagement and Communications Officer and the Programme Director to redevelop and relaunch the programme’s website; develop and run a national conference and award scheme and produce the programme’s newsletter. Through your role you will expand a vibrant network for good practice and communicate the programme and its aims to a variety of audiences, including via our Green Space and Health training days for health professionals.

The role will require some travel within the UK for NHS site visits, meetings and conferences. We encourage the use of sustainable travel wherever feasible.

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund is funded by Defra and is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

To Apply: 

Please email your CV and cover letter showing how your skills and experience match this role, including links to examples of materials you have produced, and projects you have worked on, to info@sustainablehealthcare.org.uk

Applications should be made by 12 January 2021. Interviews will take place online on 20th January 2021.