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Marine Conservation Officer

Salary: £23,187 - £31,413 per annum

Closing date: Wednesday 13th September 2017

Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

The role will enable the Trust to achieve effective engagement in marine planning issues and deliver biodiversity enhancement. Experience is required of working on Environmental Impact Assessments and UK marine and coastal ecology.

This role is a full time fixed term contract for 15 months from October 2017, with potential for extension. Based at Tyland Barn in Maidstone.

The job: the role of the Marine Conservation Officer is to enable the Trust to achieve effective engagement in marine planning issues, to protect the important marine biodiversity of the county of Kent and the region and to deliver biodiversity enhancement. The role will engage with the Marine Management Organisation on the development and implementation of regional marine plans. Working collaboratively with the Trust's planning officers and marine officers, the post will engage with developers, statutory bodies and non-governmental organisations to inform and influence marine planning and individual marine and coastal development proposals that could impact on marine habitats and biodiversity. The Marine Conservation Officer will also work within the Trust's consultancy to build capacity for marine survey and environmental impact assessment work and to generate income to support continuation of the post.

You: an understanding of current marine conservation policy and thinking, and the marine planning system and current planning policy. Educated to degree level in a relevant subject. Experience of working on Environmental Impact Assessments and UK marine and coastal ecology. Excellent writing skills, good presentational and negotiating skills, a mature and confident approach and the ability to work on your own or as part of a team.

If you feel you have the experience and skills to meet the challenge of this exciting and demanding new role, we would be very interested to hear from you.

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. We are all working to protect wildlife and to find better ways to run an efficient and effective organisation. 

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Contact details:

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Bryony Chapman on 01622 662012. For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk. C

Closing date is Wednesday 13th September at noon, interviews will be held on Wednesday 27th September.