Wildlife & Countryside Adviser x2

National Trust

Exeter, Devon & Tisbury, Wiltshire
£30,507 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Reference: IRC53334

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 30 June 2017

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)


We have two exciting opportunities in the South West England Consultancy. We are looking for suitably experienced, dedicated and enthusiastic people to join us as Wildlife & Countryside Advisers at two different consultancy hubs in the region, for a two year period.

What it's like to work here

The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it’s a great repository of skills, talent and experience. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy enables our properties and places to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, as well as deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation’s heritage and landscapes, and making these accessible to all. These new roles will be based at the Killerton Hub near Exeter in Devon and the Tisbury Hub in Wiltshire.

What you'll be doing

Working alongside, and under the guidance of, our other Wildlife & Countryside Advisers in the region, the Killerton-based post will providing advice and support to properties mainly in Cornwall and Devon whereas the Tisbury-based one will focus mainly on Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. You'll be a part of a Specialist Conservation Consultancy team, who support our work in the natural environment across the region.

Your focus will be providing consultancy advice in nature conservation, including survey, monitoring and site management. There will be a particular focus on supporting a series of key projects aimed at achieving better, bigger and more joined habitat for wildlife in the South West. Helping countryside staff and volunteers set up mechanisms to track change in vegetation communities and the species they support, will be a key part of the role. You'll help to identify needs, opportunities and resources required to meet the conservation objectives outlined in our Land, Outdoors and Nature plan and will work with, and support, other colleagues and property staff, to make sure plans are integrated across the region.

Who we're looking for

In order to be successful in this role you'll need:

  • Impressive knowledge of land management for nature conservation and the ability to translate survey and monitoring data into land management guidance
  • Strong knowledge of British plant communities and animal communities and their management
  • Demonstrable experience in application of standard UK Vegetation Classification Systems and habitat monitoring
  • Good IT skills including basic knowledge of GIS
  • Consulting skills of listening, building trust and acting to deliver a high quality service and good inter-personal skills
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships with staff and volunteers
  • Strong coaching, training, mentoring & facilitation skills

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependants
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing date: 30th June 2017.
Interview date 6th July 2017.

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