Belfast Hills Outreach Officer (Wild Youth Project)

Ref 21/04.  £27,500 per annum. 35hrs/week

To be responsible for successfully delivering youth engagement activities to 11-25 year olds relating to the local environment.  Four year contract initially.

The Belfast Hills Partnership was successful in applying to the National Lottery Community Fund for a youth based project called ‘Wild Youth’. ‘Wild Youth’ is an exciting new project jointly run by the Belfast Hills Partnership and Ulster Wildlife. It aims to enrich the mental health, wellbeing and employability of young people through contact with and action for the natural world.  The project will focus mainly on young people living in the wider Belfast Metropolitan area. We are seeking to recruit someone to help in the successful delivery of this exciting project.

Key aims of role        

To be responsible for successfully delivering outreach activities relating to biodiversity, landscape and climate change within the context of the five steps to wellbeing with young people from disadvantaged areas.

To train and inspire older young people to lead environmental education sessions, undertake personal environmental projects and find employment within the Green Sector

As well as this position with the Belfast Hills Partnership, Ulster Wildlife will also be employing a full time Wild Youth Officer (  These two posts will work closely together but will each take the lead on different aspects within the overall Wild Youth programme.

The Belfast Hills Partnership reserves the right to hold a reserve list, for a period of approximately 12 months, from this recruitment to fill similar roles which may arise.

Please note the deadline for applications is Mon 11th October 2021 at 12noon. 

Applications received after this time will not be considered. It is anticipated that interviews will be held 28th October 2021.

Click on the below links for the full job description and job pack.

Wild Youth Outreach Officer JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Pack Youth Outreach Officer PDF doc

Job Pack Youth Outreach Officer WORD doc