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Devon Nature Recovery Communications and Engagement Officer

University of Exeter

Location: Exeter, Hybrid
Salary: £25,007 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 13th February 2024
Closes: 25th February 2024

Graduate Business Partnership

Job Summary - Devon County Council are recruiting a Devon Nature Recovery Communications and Engagement Officer. You will lead on communication and engagement for the Devon Local Nature Recovery Strategy and Local Nature Partnership – with potential to also support the Exe Estuary Partnership and Devon Maritime Forum. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working, creative and confident individual with strong written and verbal communication skills.  You will be involved in a wide range of tasks including website development and updates, developing and implementing communication and stakeholder engagement strategies, producing communication materials, leading on social media and organising events. This role is part of the Graduate Business Partnership (GBP) scheme and offers a full-time contract for 12 months. You will be employed by the University of Exeter and seconded to Devon County Council.  You will be expected to attend meetings and workshops across Devon as well as spending at least two days a week in the Exeter office. For more information on the GBP scheme, please visit www.exeter.ac.uk/internships.

About You - You should be a graduate who a genuine passion for communication and the UK’s natural environment, exceptional written and oral communication skills, strong organisational skills and experience of organising events and webinars, and the ability to work confidently with a wide range of people. You should have the ability to work on multiple tasks and deal with changing priorities, excellent attention to detail, and be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. You should also be able to work a part of a team, have experience using social media with an understanding of the different tones and audiences that come with each, have knowledge of Microsoft Office, and a genuine interest in working with diverse stakeholder groups. Experience with Wordpress and working with developers to build bespoke websites, graphic design skills, with knowledge and experience of Canva or Adobe Suite, and film-editing experience or knowledge of video editing software such as Premier Pro, After Effects, or iMovie experience are all desirable.

The Benefits to You - You will have access to a wide range of benefits, rewards and recognition from the University, including a generous pension, a holiday allowance of 39 days per year, Totum Card (student discount) and Salary Exchange Schemes (such as the Cycle to Work Scheme, and discounted membership to the university's sports facilities including cricket centre, indoor/outdoor pools, squash courts and fitness centres). The University offers extensive support to staff, including a structured Professional Development Review and Wellbeing Service plus 1:1 support from the Internships Team.   You will be offered a ‘How to Make the Most of Your Internship’ guide, bespoke mentoring, work shadow and career consultancy opportunities.

Application Closing Date: 25 February 2024

Interviews: 29 February 2024

For the full details and application process visit Handshake.  Non-Exeter Graduates can request the full job description and application form by emailing internships@exeter.ac.uk. We are not able to accept CVs, please use the Internship Application Form‌.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive About Disabled People': if you have a disability, you should mention this in your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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