Education and Inclusion Manager (Fixed Term)
The Centre for Landscape Regeneration is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and skilled individual to plan, support and deliver impactful and strategy-led Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) activities as well as deliver our programme of schools engagement in the region. An in-depth scientific background is not required for this role, but an interest in the environment and conservation and a passion to engage others in this would be highly desirable.
The role is a key part of the Centre for Landscape Regeneration (CLR), a five-year multi-disciplinary £10 million programme supported by the UK's Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to safeguard the UK's most important ecosystems and agricultural land.
The CLR team consists of over 50 researchers, working together to establish and oversee landscape-scale experiments in three iconic UK landscapes¿the Fens, the Lake District and the Cairngorms¿in partnership with farmers, NGOs, businesses and local communities. We work with key stakeholders in each of these landscapes in order to: assess the benefits of protecting and restoring nature; debate the trade-offs; quantify the value of ecosystem services; and assess alternative land uses.
The Centre is co-led by Professor David Coomes, Director of the Cambridge Conservation Research Institute, and Professor Emily Shuckburgh OBE, Director of Cambridge Zero. The project involves 34 academic co-investigators across 14 University Departments, as well as our four external partners; the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), the Endangered Landscapes Programme (ELP), the National Institute for Agricultural Botany (NIAB), and the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (UKCEH).
CLR takes a proactive approach to equality, which includes not only supporting, encouraging and promoting an inclusive culture in our team, but we also seek to increase diversity and inclusivity in environmental sciences and related disciplines, including participation of children and adults from under-represented groups. We are working to support the NERC Diversity and Inclusion Living Action Plan, the NERC Public Engagement Strategy and the University of Cambridge work in EDI.
This role will be a pivotal in co-ordinating and implementing the CLR approach to ED&I and planning and delivering an engaging and relevant schools programme to involve pupils in environmental science and the debates around how best we can value and protect UK rural landscapes, especially the local environment in which they live. CLR believes that such engagement is integral to the regeneration of landscapes, in particular to well-being, health, sense of pride, and social mobility of members of the communities with whom we work.
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to: Helen Driver on firstname.lastname@example.org
Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.
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