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JOB VACANCY OPEN

Conservation Policy and Fundraising Officer 2016 

Applications by the 9th September 2016

Application Form Conservation Policy and Fundraising Officer 2016

Job Description

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council is a national charity campaigning for the protection of a representative sample of bogs and fens.  As Conservation Policy and Fundraising Officer you will have a key role to play in implementing the annual supporters fundraising cycle of the IPCC and the national save the bogs campaign. This will involve you in monitoring development applications and policy decisions that impact on peatlands of conservation importance, designing campaigns so that IPCC supporters can participate in realising the goals of the Peatlands 2020 Conservation Action Plan and implementing the fundraising cycle of the IPCC which raises all of the funds needed to run the IPCC. At all times you are an official representative of the IPCC.

The job will involve the following tasks and targets in the core areas described:

  •  Maintaining a database of 2000 supporters including inputting all responses such as funding donations, volunteer activity and other responses
  •  Outputting fund raising and supporter appeals as part of the annual fundraising strategy of the IPCC and organising volunteers to pack and mail items
  •  Preparing the annual direct debit files for subscriptions
  •  Mail order and nature shop business trading including processing and dispatching orders, stock control and developing a network of external outlets for IPCC’s products
  •  Maintaining IPCC’s database of 1000 peatland sites and adding new wetland sites identified by surveyors
  •  Handling site enquiries from the general public
  •  Networking and liaising with state and national groups on peatland sites and issues (such as the cessation of turf cutting, Peatlands Council, Environmental Pillar, Irish Environmental Network, and community site conservation projects etc)
  •  Implementing the short and long term goals of the Peatlands 2020 Conservation Action Plan
  •  Designing public campaigns relating to the goals of the Peatlands 2020 Conservation Action Plan
  •  Liaising with press media on site and campaign issues
  •  Responding to planning applications and making submissions on policy documents affecting peatlands of conservation importance
  •  Applying for funding in relation to sites and policy work

The job will involve the following general tasks undertaken as part of the team:

  •  Meeting, greeting and guiding visitors and school groups to the nature shop and Bog of Allen Nature Centre
  •  Preparing and delivering talks, writing press releases, newsletter materials and posts for social media used by IPCC supporters and volunteers, giving interviews
  •  Additional work as directed by the Chief Executive Officer

Skills in the use of a database, knowledge of the implementation of environmental legislation, experience in business management and fundraising desirable and writing/publishing achievements; excellent inter-personal, communications and organisational skills; computer and internet literacy, knowledge of the environment and biodiversity; a willingness to be flexible in terms of working hours and learning computer packages operational within the organisation and a proven record to deliver results. IPCC operates in a Macintosh Environment.

Ideally the successful candidate must be suitably qualified with a background in environmental science combined with a qualification in business studies. Above all the successful candidate must enjoy meeting people and winning their support for the Save the Bogs Campaign.

The applicant will work from the IPCC headquarters at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare on a daily basis. Full time 24 month employment contract from the 4th October 2016 to include annual leave entitlement and an extension option. Contract value for 24 months: €48,000 plus work-related expenses.

Complete an application application form form and send to Dr Catherine O’Connell, Chief Executive, Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare, R51 V293.

Closing date for receipt of application 9th September 2016

ENDS

 

SUMMER JOB VACANCY 2014 – Visitor Guide 

Applications Now Closed

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 6th June 2014

Interviews will be arranged in the week beginning the 9th June 2014

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council is a national charity campaigning for the protection of a representative sample of bogs and fens. The Irish Peatland Conservation Council is seeking a person to fill a 16 week full time contract post as Visitor Guide at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre. The work will involve the following activities:

  • Meeting, greeting and guiding visitors to the nature shop and Bog of Allen Nature Centre
  • Conducting research on IPCC’s visitors
  • Preparing an Atlas of the Natural, Cultural and Economic Resources in Lullymore, Co. Kildare
  • Assisting the Environmental Education Officer with primary and post primary school visits
  • Promoting and delivering IPCC’s summer camp for children aged between 7 and 13
  • Preparing articles and designing IPCC’s supporters newsletters
  • Inputting records to IPCC’s library and frog databases
  • Assisting with the organisation of open days at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre and at Girley Bog
  • Co-ordinating International Bog Day Events nationally and internationally
  • Preparing worksheets, notices, invitations etc in relation to upcoming events
  • Maintaining educational displays in the visitor centre and gardens of the Bog of Allen Nature Centre
  • Promoting the Bog of Allen Nature Centre as a great family day out
  • Additional work as directed by the Chief Executive Officer

The successful applicant will have relevant teaching, education, writing/publishing and databasing experience; excellent inter-personal, communications and organisational skills; computer and internet literacy, an interest in the environment and natural habitats; a willingness to be flexible in terms of working hours and a proven record to deliver results. Above all the successful candidate must enjoy meeting people and winning their support for the Save the Bogs Campaign. Full training will be given to the successful applicant.

The Visitor Guide will work from the IPCC headquarters at the Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare on a daily basis. Full time 16 weeks employment contract from June to September (dates negotiable) to include annual leave entitlement. Contract value for 16 weeks: €5,536.

Please complete an application form and return it to Dr Catherine O’Connell, Chief Executive, Irish Peatland Conservation Council, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore, Rathangan, Co. Kildare.

Closing date for receipt of application Friday 6th June 2014

Further Information

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council is a national charity campaigning for the protection of a representative sample of bogs and fens. We are based in the Bog of Allen Nature Centre at Lullymore in Co. Kildare. We manage two areas of peatland adjacent to Lullymore for conservation and education.  The Bog of Allen Nature Centre occupies a renovated mid 19th century farm building and stables. Within the buildings we have a visitor centre which includes a museum and permanent exhibitions, a nature shop, a classroom and a research library. We also have our administrative offices in the buildings. Within the grounds we have developed a variety of wetland and woodland habitats, a greenhouse of insect-eating plants, composting area and nature conservation gardens all of which are used as resources to educate visitors and school groups. We recently purchased another peatland reserve at Girley Bog in Co. Meath which is also a focus for our conservation and education work in 2014.

At the Bog of Allen Nature Centre we are working to develop a centre of excellence for peatland conservation, education and research. The Information Guide will be responsible for promoting IPCC’s goals of peatland education and sustainable living. They will draw on all of the resources included at the centre to complete the tasks outlined below. At all times the Visitor Guide is an official representative of the IPCC.