Local Engagement Team
Local Engagement Officer (LEO) // Available positions: 5
Role: The LEOs are truly the lions of the Talking the Coast project and present a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in project management: This is a key position within the organisation which will involve liaising with local actors within a relatively small area along the coast path (approximately 5 communities). Each LEO will be responsible for approx. 5 talks and reports back to directly to the Director and will be supported by the LEO Wellbeing Officer. This work can be done remotely, so no need to be local but if you have ties to a specific region, let us know and we can assign that region to you. Duties include liaising with councils, local conservation groups, secondary schools, youth clubs, sports clubs, libraries... to make sure the local communities are aware of the event. You will act as point of contact for entities interested in becoming involved with the project in any way, like schools, scout groups, sport clubs, businesses. You will engage with local news outlets and build partnerships with small local citizen groups and councils who can then promote and facilitate our talks. You will follow up regularly with the contacts to make sure preparations for the event are going ahead as planned. You will pass on promotional material and making sure it gets to where it is supposed to be and you will liaise with the walker-talkers assigned to your area.
Requirements: You are extremely well organized and highly reliable. Absolute fluency in English is essential, you are comfortable communicating in writing and verbally. You are outgoing, polite and creative when dealing with obstacles. You are comfortable dealing with a diverse assortment of actors and possess good people skills.
LEO Wellbeing Officer // Available positions: 0
Role: You will take care of the wellbeing of the LEOs and support any LEO who feels overwhelmed, runs into trouble, has questions or doubts or simply suffers from a motivation low. This support can take on different forms: Helping with some of their workload, lending a shoulder to cry on, feedback ideas how to better organize aspects of the role to the Director...
Requirements: You are empathic and sensitive in dealing with stressed people, cheerful and optimistic, calm, constructive, have good people skills and are a good listener.