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Conservation Officer - Southern Nature Reserves, Worcestershire

Salary: £23,000 per annum

Closing date: Sunday 8th October 2017

Location: Lower Smite Farm, Smite Hill, Hindlip, Worcester WR3 8SZ

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 27 staff and is now seeking a Central Nature Reserves Officer to complete our Conservation Team.

Post Details: Post Details: 35 hour week (occasional evenings and weekends), full-time, 8% employer contribution stakeholder pension, 4% employee contribution. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
Location: Lower Smite Farm near Worcester but the post holder will be expected to travel throughout Worcestershire.

Closing date: 5pm, Sunday 8th October 2017

Interview date: 24th October 2017


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Southern Nature Reserves Officer Job Description 2017.pdf375.98 KB
Southern Nature Reserves Application Form Sep17.pdf37.87 KB
Southern Nature Reserves Application Form Sep17.doc48.5 KB
Southern Nature Reserves Officer Basic post info Sep 2017.pdf93.39 KB
Guidance for completion of application form.pdf28.54 KB
WWT equal opportunities policy.pdf106.53 KB

Contact details:

Telephone: 01905 754919