Connect Chagos Project Support Officer

£28,408 p.a. (inclusive of London Weighting)


ZSL Conservation Programmes is looking Connect Chagos Project Support Officer based at ZSL offices, Regent’s Park. As part of ZSL’s ongoing work focused on the Chagos marine reserve Connect Chagos is an outreach and environmental education project. Through a suite of community days, nature taster sessions and the Connect Chagos Environmental Training Course ZSL aim to connect the Chagossian communities in the UK and overseas with their natural heritage as well as building employable skills.


This is a full time fixed term post starting immediately until 31st March 2015; however there is scope contract extension dependent on external funding and achieving objectives.


The postholder will take the project lead role on Connect Chagos. This involves supporting both the Connect Chagos Community Officer and Connect Chagos intern with their daily tasks and ensuring a high quality in all aspects of the project.  They will also lead on the creation, development, delivery and evaluation of one - two tailored sessions per month to the UK Chagossian community (Crawley and Manchester), lead on compiling the Connect Chagos end of year report in collaboration with other members of the project team, lead on the organisation & logistics of planning the Connect Chagos Environment Training course for summer 2015, provide logistical support for individuals who have been awarded Connect Chagos bursaries and those who have been selected to take part in the Chagos scientific expedition visit. Also to continue to work to improve all aspects of the Connect Chagos experience for community members.


ZSL is looking for a candidate with proven experience in project management and multi-stakeholder management and ability to write high quality reports and use Gantt charts effectively to coordinate all aspects of this project. They must be comfortable using various social media tools to promote and communicate with project stakeholders and have extensive experience working in engaging communities either in the UK or in other countries. Experience designing and delivering training programmes is essential, as is an excellence in communicating conservation and environmental messages to a wide range of audiences


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To apply please complete the ZSL Application form and Equality of Opportunity Monitoring form and send to by the closing date of: Thursday 27 November 2014.


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