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Rewilding Schools Project Assistant

12 month fixed term, 35 hours per week

Southwest England/Wales – remote role with access to office in Cardiff if desired

The Project Assistant will support our team to launch and deliver our rewilding schools project. The project will work with 100 schools across the UK over two years, supporting them to help nature recover through their school estate and grounds, linking the project into the formal curriculum along the way. The Project Assistant will support our Senior Project Manager and Project Manager to approach, recruit and onboard new schools. The post holder will maintain the project website, drive social media communications for the project and manage the database of contacts for the project. They will lead on encouraging and supporting young people to engage in the project at 12 of the schools in year one. Much of the work will be delivered remotely, but there will be opportunities to regularly visit the schools in and around the working location of the post holder. This role will sit in the wider ‘Green Schools Revolution’ team, working closely with other Project Managers and Campaign Managers working on the wider programmes that the rewilding campaign sits within.

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February 17, 2023 12:00 PM

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Working for SOS-UK

We’re looking for talented people who are looking for something different to support our student leaders.

At SOS-UK we strive to make our community a welcoming, caring and enthusiastic one, fuelling ambition with opportunities and support to help us all achieve our personal and professional goals.

In return for your passion and experience we offer the flexibility for work-life balance, a competitive salary for the non-profit sector and excellent holiday allowance. We’re open to considering requests for job-share or part-time working.

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Pay and benefits

We have always paid at least the real living wage and are an accredited Living Wage Employer.

We do not offer any unpaid/non-credit bearing placement opportunities or work experience.

Our salary bands and pay gaps are public and we have adopted a pay ratio of 1:3 for core staff. Student Roles and contractors will always be paid at least a real living wage, including under-18s.

Equal opportunities

SOS-UK are taking positive action to address an under-representation of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) employees within our workforce. When recruiting new staff, we offer BAME applicants the option of requesting that their application is considered under the terms of our BAME Guaranteed Interview Scheme. To progress to interview applicants must demonstrate they meet the essential criteria for the role as outlined in the role profile.

On our job applications we do not ask as standard whether applicants have any spent or unspent convictions (under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974). Applicants will still be requested to complete a DBS check if the role requires one.

We’re totally committed to equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation.

Work-life balance

SOS-UK adopts an open and flexible approach to working arrangements, with many of the current team opting to be home-based, with those that prefer the location and environment of an office space able to work in one of NUS' offices around the UK.

To further support positive work-life balance, all staff are offered a generous holiday allowance and a time off in lieu policy alongside time off for volunteering and other commitments.

Should you have family/caring responsibilities, we have a whole package of family-friendly policies that provide for flexible working; additional paid maternity and paternity leave; childcare pay; and leave for family emergencies.

Commitment to sustainable practices

As an organisation devoted to furthering sustainable development, it's important we practice what we preach: 

  • to minimise our carbon emissions, our travel policy favours overland/water travel, and we abstain from internal flights within Great Britain;
  • our default option is for video-conferencing/calling when communicating within the team and externally;
  • we offer the Cycle to Work scheme for employees;
  • when organising internal and external meetings and events, we opt for vegetarian or vegan catering from local suppliers; and
  • we're also conscious of who we work with and for, reviewing individual clients, funders and partners' ethical practices and reputation, as per our partnerships policy.

If you have questions about working at SOS-UK, drop us an email.