Principal Health & Wellbeing Officer

South West
Gloucestershire, Bristol, Gloucester
Industry Sector:
Conservation Jobs, Sustainability Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Nature Jobs, Environment Jobs, Sustainable Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Project Management, Policy, Science, Advisor, Monitoring, Officer
Job Type:
Education Level:
£28,775 to £28,775 per annum
Salary Description:
£28,775 per annum
Start Date:
CHM Recruit
Job Ref:

Our client is seeking an exceptional scientist and/or healthcare professional to explore the relationship between people and wetlands and provide the evidence of the role played by wetlands to human health and wellbeing. They are looking for someone with experience of delivering successful projects with diverse partners and a passion for improving lives and creating more space for wetland wildlife.

Principal Health & Wellbeing Officer 
Ref: HWO/HQ 
Based: Slimbridge - Commutable from Stroud, Bristol & Gloucester
Hours: 37.5 per week 
Contract: 2 Year Fixed Term 
Salary: £28,775 per annum

You will be responsible for developing, managing and delivering a range of projects exploring the importance of wetlands to human health and wellbeing, taking the lead on project management and the production of funding applications. You will play an active role in establishing a suite of projects across the organisation’s health and wellbeing workstreams, some of these projects are already in development, including a social prescribing scheme which will make use of their sites to support health improvement for people referred by their GP or via other routes. Other approaches would include working with visitors, members and/or volunteers to develop projects measuring the long-term health impacts of regular wetland visits.

The postholder will also be tasked with exploring ways to translate any health benefits of wetlands into natural capital, helping them to promote wetland conservation to UK policy- and decision-makers. You will join the team at a relatively early stage in the development of these projects allowing creative scope for an exceptional scientist and/or healthcare professional to contribute new ideas that generate policy-relevant evidence for the health benefits of wetlands to people.

Good communication and project management skills are essential.

Our client is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. They conserve, restore and create wetlands. They are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At their 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. They work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our client's centres

Closing date: 23rd September 2018 
Interview date: 5th October 2018


To find out more information please click the apply button. You will then be taken to a simple CHM Recruit form and then redirected to the employer’s website where you can complete your application.

Our client is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

No agencies please.

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