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London Buzzing! Community Engagement Officer

Bug life


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Buglife and Help Protect London's Pollinators with the Get London Buzzing Project


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London, UK - Remote

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation Summary

Buglife is a dedicated conservation charity focused on the protection of invertebrates, striving to prevent extinction and ensure sustainable populations. They engage in awareness campaigns, policy development, knowledge dissemination, and hands-on conservation work, collaborating with a global network to safeguard the tiny creatures that are vital to our ecosystem. It's an exciting place to work for anyone passionate about wildlife conservation and environmental issues.

Role Summary

  • Be part of the ambitious Get London Buzzing project.
  • Inspire London residents and workers to protect pollinating insects.
  • Deliver training to build conservation skills in the community.
  • Create educational resources and conduct school sessions.
  • Collaborate with businesses and landowners to expand wildflower habitats.

Role Requirements

  • Community engagement experience.
  • Strong communication skills, both independently and in a team.
  • Knowledge of invertebrates, especially pollinating insects.
  • Understanding of ecological and conservation issues.
  • Project management and financial expertise.
  • Public awareness campaign experience.
  • Event organization and public participation skills.

Application Process Details

  • Submit your CV and a cover letter through the provided form.
  • Application deadline: Wednesday, 20 March 2024.
  • Online interviews scheduled for Thursday, 28 March 2024.

The organisation - Buglife’s aim is to halt the extinction of invertebrate species and to achieve sustainable populations of invertebrates. We are working hard to achieve this through: Promoting the environmental importance of invertebrates and raising awareness about the challenges to their survival. Assisting in the development of legislation and policy that will ensure the conservation of invertebrates. Developing and disseminating knowledge about how to conserve invertebrates. Encouraging and supporting invertebrate conservation initiatives by other organisations in the UK, Europe and worldwide. Undertaking practical conservation projects that will contribute to achieving our aim.

The role - We have an exciting opportunity to join our team and deliver our Get London Buzzing project – inspiring and engaging people who live and work in London, to raise awareness of and improve habitat for pollinating insects. Get London Buzzing will deliver training, providing people with skills to enable them to help conserve pollinators, and also inspire the next generation, delivering schools sessions and producing educational resources for primary schools. The project will also partner with businesses and landowners to increase the amount of wildflower-rich habitat through the London B-Line.

Job requirements - Do you have? Experience of engaging with local communities; Strong communicator who works well independently and with a team; Knowledge of a range of invertebrate groups, including pollinating insects; Good level of ecological knowledge and understanding of conservation issues; Project management, financial knowledge and experience; Experience of raising public awareness of wildlife and environmental issues; Experience of organising events and involving the public in projects.

Benefits - Buglife offer a benefits package including, Enhanced Pension, Flexible Working, 23 days annual leave (rising to 28 after 3 years service) in addition to winter close between Christmas and New Year.

Applications details - To apply please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the best person to work in community engagement at Buglife via the form below. Closing date for applications: Wednesday 20 March 2024. Online interviews will be held on Thursday 28 March 2024.


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