Engagement Officer

This fantastic role offers the opportunity to use your engagement and communication skills to work at the cutting edge of natural flood risk management on the North West Coast.

As we face up to the climate emergency, the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP) offers a unique opportunity to work in partnership with communities and stakeholders and, together, develop and test new approaches to combat coastal flooding in our region.

You will be central to the success of this innovative 5-year programme testing and developing nature-based solutions for coastal flood risk management rooted in community collaboration and co-design. This programme, called Ecological Community Owned Coastal Buffer Strips (ECO-CoBS), is one of the 25 pioneering projects awarded by DEFRA under the Flood and Coastal Resilience Innovation Programme (FCRIP).

There are two part-time (0.5FTE) roles available, one hosted by Lancashire Wildlife Trust, the other by Morecambe Bay Partnership.

We are looking for individuals who are passionate about promoting collaboration and enabling stakeholders and communities to take part in conversations about how to manage the impacts of our changing climate.  You will have a very good understanding of current coastal environmental issues, the climate change agenda, and the issues of coastal flooding.

We need superb communicators, with the personal skills to build trust, and with a practical understanding of community and landowner engagement. You must be confident, articulate and able to explain complex or technical information simply, clearly and with enthusiasm. You’ll also be able to talk sensitively with community representatives of all backgrounds from farmers and land managers to parish councils and wider community groups from the locality. We encourage applicants with transferrable skills and experience.

Both organisations offer hybrid-working options. The roles will involve extensive travel around the north west coast. You will need access to a vehicle and have a professional, positive and constructive approach to your job, embracing technology and new ways of working.

How to Apply

Further details for the position with Lancashire Wildlife Trust, including a full Job Description, can be found in the Recruitment Pack below, along with our application forms.  Please review the Job Description before you apply.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form and return your application before the closing date stated below.  Completed applications can be returned by email to applications@lancswt.org.uk


For information & to apply for the position with Morecambe Bay Partnership, please visit: https://www.morecambebay.org.uk/what-we-do/opportunities/engagement-officer-north-fcrip


Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is:  9am Monday 31st January 2022

Interviews: w/c 21st February 2022

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Key Information


£27,000 - £29,000 pro-rata


Lancashire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Mid Level


Communication, Countryside & Land Management, Environment


Preston, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

31st January 2022 at 9:00am

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