A Focus On Nature

A Focus On Nature

We’re recruiting!

We currently recruiting for three A Focus On Nature committee roles, plus a non-committee position. Please read on for details

If you are interested in applying for any of the roles listed below, please apply by sending a CV and a covering letter to afonmembers@hotmail.com by the end of the day 26 February.

A Focus on Nature is run by young people for young people and as such we request that applicants ideally be 18 years of age or older, and 28 years of age or younger (maximum terms served on the committee being 3 years).


Mentoring Officer

Would you like to help young people find exciting mentoring opportunities, enabling them to secure and pursue careers in the nature conservation sector? A Focus On Nature’s Mentoring Officer is responsible for coordinating our network of mentors (a group of leading figures and experts in the nature conservation sector, with skills ranging from photography to political advocacy) and supporting young people to find the best mentor for them and to get the best out of their mentoring relationship.

You’ll help us to coordinate and promote the existing network of mentors as well as grow the number of young people taking part in the mentoring scheme. You’ll work closely with our Online and Social Media Manager to promote it. You’ll need to be confident in dealing with people and have good interpersonal skills. You will need to be able to support both mentees and mentors to establish and continue an effective and beneficial relationship and to help them overcome any barriers. Ideally, you should have some marketing skills and a good awareness of welfare and diversity issues.


Treasurer and Fundraising Officer

You will oversee, and be responsible for, the management and reporting of A Focus On Nature’s finances. This will include, but not be limited to, keeping up-to-date records of all financial transactions, dealing with expenses, ensuring that they are made on time and that any money owed is collected. You will also be responsible for fundraising and working closely with partners to procure funding for projects.

This role would be suitable for someone with some experience of fundraising, but could be a good opportunity for someone to increase those skills.


Online and Social Media Manager

Do you have a passion for social media and online content? Do you want to help give young people a voice and showcase the difference they are making?

As A Focus On Nature’s Online and Social Media Manager you will work with all members of the committee, as well as members of AFON, to ensure that the blog and social media accounts are kept up to date with the latest news, events and information. In particular, you will be working closely with the Associate Director to promote the Vision for Nature and Now for Nature campaigns.

You will need to have a passion for social media and some experience with using different platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). Experience with writing, and preferably editing other people’s writing, is highly desirable as you will need to write blog posts and newsletter articles, as well as editing blog posts from AFON members. You will need strong organisational skills in order to plan the content for the blog, schedule social media posts associated with the blog and events, and to plan the social media strategy and content for the campaigns.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to gain in experience and pursue a career in communications.
Vision for Nature campaigner (non-committee role)

In summer 2016 A Focus on Nature launched its Vision for Nature report, setting out young people’s hopes for the future of wildlife and nature in the UK. This report contained a number of recommendations for policies and changes to laws that could help to make this future a reality. As the Vision for Nature campaigner, you will continue the work of this campaign, in particular setting up meetings with NGOs and politicians for young people to explain what Vision for Nature is about and to hear the views of others.

This role is ideal for someone looking to get some campaigning experience, and will be supported by the Associate Director. This is a non-committee role.