Opportunities

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There are plenty of ways to get involved with Our Bright Future. Many of the projects operate at a local level, although some are available nationwide. Do get in touch with the team if you are interested in a specific project and we can put you in touch with the relevant project leader.
Here are the current advertised opportunities:
Our Bright Future
Our Bright Future Policy Support in Devolved Nations
We are seeking effective, committed and passionate organisations based in each of the devolved nations, with the local knowledge, links and expertise to support the Our Bright Future policy function. Our ambition is to ensure that young people and projects from each of the devolved nations are deeply involved in shaping policy and advocacy activities and that we effectively reach out to key influencers and decision makers within the three countries of Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.  
The successful organisation(s) will be required to deliver policy support in the devolved nations. Contract outlines and application forms for each of the devolved nations can be downloaded below and the deadline for submission to chare@wildlifetrusts.org is Friday 31 January 2020.
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Campaigns Officer 
We are seeking a Campaigns Officer to deliver high-profile national campaigns in relation to the Our Bright Future programme and its three policy asks. You will build and deliver campaign actions, creating on and off-line engagement tools and key messaging. Fixed term contract for approximately three years. Full time (35 hours per week). Based in the Our Bright Future team at The Wildlife Trusts national office in Newark, Nottinghamshire. £25,000. 
Find out more and apply here by 16 February 2020. 
Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust
Youth Environmental Action Fund 
Funds available for young eco enthusiasts! Are you a 11-24 years old and have a project idea that could make a real difference to your environment? Grants of up to £1,000 are now available through Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust’s Youth Environmental Action Fund. 
Find out more and apply here by 3 February 2020. 
Cornwall Wildlife Trust
Marine Project Support Apprentice
Cornwall Wildlife Trust is looking for an apprentice to join the Your Shore Beach Rangers team. You will need to be passionate about marine wildlife and conservation and be looking to build experience in project administration, marketing and social media. 30 hours per week. 12 months. Possible start date 30 March 2020. Apprenticeship level: advanced. Based in Truro. Weekly wage: £117. 
Find out more and apply here by 10 February 2020. 
Sense
Sense ‘Come and Have A Go’ Day: 7 May 2020 
11-17 year olds with vision impairment are invited to a free activity day at Field Studies Council Castle Head. Build your confidence and independence, learn new skills, have fun and make new friends.  A fun-filled day with a range of environmental activities, team building challenges and many many more which may include a wildlife walk, bush craft and canoeing.  You will be supported by an amazing team of staff experienced in working with young people with vision impairment. Transport provided from Stockport Sensory Service Base. 
For more information call 07816 599 260 or email visionengland@sense.org.uk 
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Sense summer 2020 residentials 
This year there are four fantastic Vision England  residentials on offer for 11-24 year olds. They are jam packed with activities such as mammal trapping, hiking and camping. It is also an opportunity to gain the John Muir Environmental Award. 

 

Upcoming 6 night residentials for 2020 costing £25.00 p/p
18-24 Year olds:
Date: 11 April – 17 April 2020
Venue: Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury Shropshire

 

11-17 Year olds:
Date: 27 July – 2 August 2020
Venue: Juniper Hall Field Centre, Dorking Surrey
 
11-17 Year olds:
Date: 2 August – 8 August 2020
Venue: Preston Montford Field Centre, Shrewsbury Shropshire

 

11-17 Year olds:
Date: 16 August – 22 August 2020
Castle Head Field Centre, Grange-Over-Sands Lake District

 

For more information call 07816 599 260 or email visionengland@sense.org.uk 
Join The Wildlife Trusts’ #WilderFuture campaign
The natural world is in a critical condition. Let’s put it into recovery. There are various laws to protect nature (although they have not always been effective) but there aren’t laws to support putting nature back. A Nature Recovery Network set in law will map the places where wildlife currently thrives and highlight the spaces where more habitat could be created, to connect these in a network that extends across landscapes, joining with others to form a national network through which wildlife can be restored. Tell your politicians to write the next chapter for wildlife here