Conservation Officer - Southern Nature Reserves

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Hindlip, Worcester
£23,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 08 October 2017

Due to promotion, we have an opening for an experienced reserves officer to join our team managing our southern reserves.

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? We are looking for a confident, pro-active individual to join our Reserves Team. You will be one of three Reserves Officers, a part-time Volunteer Team Officer and a volunteer Conservation Assistant responsible for the management of more than 80 nature reserves covering nearly 1200 hectares of unimproved grassland, ancient woodlands, heathlands and wetlands in Worcestershire. The nature reserves are a vital part of our contribution to the delivery of Living Landscapes, a landscape-based approach to rebuilding biodiversity. The Southern Nature Reserves total 20 reserves covering about 302 hectares.

You must have experience of land management, especially grassland, woodland and forestry, recruiting and working with volunteers and contractors and a good understanding of ecology and natural history. As this role also involves liaising with members of the public and a variety of bodies such as statutory agencies and non-governmental environmental organisations you will need good communication skills. IT skills including experience of GIS and CMSi are also important for use in preparing management plans and reports. Knowledge of H&S legislation is required.

Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years relevant experience demonstrating technical and practical competencies and budget management. You will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude to team working, and in working effectively to deadlines. It is desirable that you have a degree or equivalent qualification. A full driving licence is essential.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is part of the national network of 47 Wildlife Trusts and plays a key role in conserving and enhancing the wildlife of Worcestershire. The Trust has over 26 staff and is now seeking a Conservation Officer to complete our Conservation Operations Team.

Post Details: 35 hour week (occasional evenings and weekends). full-time, 8% employer contribution stakeholder pension available after 6 month probationary period. 

Location: Lower Smite Farm near Worcester, but the post holder will be expected to travel throughout Worcestershire.

For a job description and application pack  email:
Telephone: 01905 754919

Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 8th October 2017
Interview date: 24th October 2017

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