The National Trust are looking for an Active Outdoors Development Officer to join our team at South of Tyne.If you have experience of delivering amazing and inspirational engagement activities in the outdoors, have great project management skills, and have a flexible customer focussed approach then we would love to hear from you.What it’s like to work here
South of Tyne covers Souter Lighthouse and the Leas, Durham Coast, Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors an area that is predominately coast and countryside. You will join a passionate, focussed and committed team working across the portfolio to deliver exceptional experiences to visitors, national trust members and local schools. We have a clear vision to work with partners and communities to fulfil are key purpose ‘For Everyone’ you will be instrumental in helping us to achieve this aim.
You’ll be responsible for the strategic development, management and support of the Active Outdoors programme for the property. You’ll feed into the national team of Active Outdoors Development Officers as part of the National Trust and Sport England partnership which seeks to develop opportunities for people to be active at National Trust sites.
The role will, where appropriate, lead the development of new outdoor activity products and experiences with partners and then ensure they are embedded into the business – this may include; recruiting volunteers, creating web / media content, engaging with local communities and with sports organisations, developing income streams and co-ordinating the properties sporting activities programme. You’ll also be providing a consistent approach to licensing of 3rd party events, managing existing relationships (ParkRun) and dealing with new enquiries regarding events on NT land and monitoring events – all through close working with local Ranger teams and the Estate Manager.
Who we’re looking for
This job is about providing a service. To be fantastic in this role, you’ll need to;
Experience of delivering inspirational engagement activities in the outdoors
Have good people skills, enabling good working relationships with those in your team and across the property and outside the Trust
Have good project and event management skills and experience
Have good interpersonal skills, and the ability to time manage projects successfully
Have a flexible customer focused approach with experience in delivering high standards of customer service
Experience of working with and supervising volunteers, and an understanding of the importance of the volunteer journey
Empathy with aims of the National Trust, with genuine interest and knowledge of the work of the Trust
Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You’ll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched – up to 10% of basic salary – contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.
All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!
Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.