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Engagement Manager

Applications are now closed

Applications for this role are now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Heal is looking for a part-time Community Engagement Manager to join our small team at an exciting time for the charity, as we have recently acquired our foundation rewilding site, Heal Somerset.

About the role

Heal Rewilding is seeking to recruit a dynamic, experienced Community Engagement Manager who understands the importance of engaging and listening to a wide range of voices when creating an impactful, thriving organisation. The primary focus for this role will be to oversee the development and implementation of the organisation’s community outreach plan and calendar. You will ensure regular communication with local residents and key stakeholders, and build successful relationships with a wide range of local groups and community leaders, and regional and national groups and organisations, involving them in the co-production and delivery of the Heal’s social programmes and development opportunities. Central to the success of this role will be the co-development of the Village Fields, a 30-acre site in Heal Somerset’s nearest village, with local residents.

Contract details

Salary: £18,624 (£31,040 FTE)
Contract: Part-time, 2 year contract
Hours: 26 hours per week with occasional evening and weekend work (if/when required, not as standard)
Location: Based at Heal Somerset, Lower West Farm Barn, Bindon Lane, Witham Friary, BA11 5HH, with the flexibility to work from home 1 to 2 days a week

Download the application pack

Full details about the role, person specification and how to apply can be found within the application pack

If you have any questions or queries regarding this vacancy or your application, you can contact us

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Key dates

Closing date: midnight on Sunday 20 August
Interview stage 1: online (via Zoom), 6-8 September
Interview stage 2: in-person at Heal Somerset, 11-13 September
Start date: Monday 16 October 

Roles and responsibilities include:

  • Establishing a Community Liaison Committee

  • Delivering community-led projects

  • Identifying, building and managing relationships with local stakeholders, community groups, and regional and national rewilding and nature recovery groups and organisations, with a particular emphasis on diversity and inclusion

Essential criteria include:

  • Commitment to the value of community engagement and co-creation

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Excellent project management skills

  • Excellent IT skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


How to apply

How to apply

If you meet our essential criteria and would like to apply to join our team as our new Community Engagement Manager, please complete the form below.

Please note, all recruitment at Heal follows a name-blind application process - the purpose of this is to reduce the impact of unconscious bias. This is an important part of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity. All applicants are required to anonymise their application, using a random six-digit ID as an identifier instead of their name. Please see the guidance within the application pack for instructions. Any applicants who fail to comply with the name-blind process will be immediately rejected. 

Application Form

Part 1 - your details

As stated in the guidance on page 8 of the application pack, you must enter a random six-digit ID instead of your name to comply with our name-blind application process, which has been designed to reduce unconscious bias.​​

Part 2 - CV

Upload CV

Please upload your anonymised CV, ensuring:

  • Your name, home address and email address have been removed and replaced with your six-digit ID

  • The file name contains the six-digit ID and not your name e.g. '872129 CV.pdf'

Part 3 - Cover letter

Upload cover letter

Please upload your anonymised cover letter, ensuring:

  • Your name, home address and email address have been removed and replaced with your six-digit ID

  • The file name contains the six-digit ID and not your name e.g. '872129 Cover Letter.pdf'

Part 4 - Special requirements

Please let us know if there is anything you need from us in order to accommodate and/or support you through the recruitment process, for example any special arrangements we can make, or things you'd like us to be aware of, to support you at interviews. The first stage of interviews will be online via Zoom (video call) and the second stage will be in-person at Heal Somerset.

Part 5 - Confirm eligibility

Right to work

One of the essential criteria for this role is that our new Community Engagement Manager must have the right to work in the UK.

Part 6 - Equity, diversity and inclusion

We're committed to fostering an inclusive culture and to ensuring that our team - including staff, trustees, volunteers and supporters - is diverse and representative of wider society. In this section, we ask that you to provide information about your age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability. The sole purpose of this data collection is to enable us to monitor the diversity of candidates applying to Heal as part of our ongoing equity, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) work.

Our team will not see this data until the recruitment process is complete and the role has been filled, at which point we will use the data to inform and improve our EDI strategy.

All applicants are welcome to select the 'prefer not to say' option if they would rather not provide this data.


Please can you tell us your age?


Please can you tell us your gender?


Please can you tell us your ethnicity?

The categories below reflect those listed by the Office for National Statistics in the 2021 Census of England and Wales.

Sexual orientation

Which of the following best describes how you think of yourself?


The Equality Act 2010 defines a disabled person as someone who has ‘a physical or mental impairment which has a ‘substantial’ and ‘long-term’ adverse effect on his/her ability to carry out normal day to day activities.’ 

Do you consider yourself to have a disability as described above?

Your consent

I give my consent for the monitoring information provided on this form to be held by the Heal team in the understanding that it will only be used for equity, diversity and inclusion monitoring purposes and handled in compliance with Heal's Privacy Policy in line with the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Part 7 - Finishing up

Thank you for taking the time to apply to work with Heal - we're so delighted that you're interested in joining the Heal team on its mission to rewild land across England.


We have two more questions left for you, and then we're good to go!

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