Urban Urchins - Project Officer

London Wildlife Trust

London SW1
£22,285 - £24,761 pa

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.wildlondon.org.uk recruitment@wildlondon.org.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental policy & campaigning, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 03 July 2017

Based at: Dean Bradley House (SW1)

Salary: £22,285 - £24,761

Part time 4 days per week, fixed term contract for 1 year.

To deliver the Urban Urchins project, which aims to increase our knowledge and understanding of the current state of Western European hedgehog (the original ‘street urchins’) in London. The Project Officer will train and oversee volunteers undertaking hedgehog surveying and monitoring on five key sites in London, and to coordinate volunteers to carry out habitat enhancements at these sites for the benefit of hedgehogs. The Officer will plan and deliver a series of community engagement events, including public walks and talks, and family learning events, to increase public engagement in and understanding of hedgehogs in London. This project is expected to attract high levels of publicity, and the Officer will promote the project via a number of communication channels, particularly social media.

The ideal candidate should show demonstrable understanding of mammal ecology and urban conservation issues alongside understanding of mammal welfare in respect of public surveys and engagement. Additionally, they should show experience of monitoring and surveying techniques. The ideal candidate will have experience of engaging local communities and have experience encouraging involvement from a broad cross section of the community and in particular the leading and recruiting of volunteers.

London Wildlife Trust manages over forty nature reserve sites across the capital that are exemplars of urban conservation land management and which engage the local communities that use the sites. The Trust delivers projects focusing on protecting priority habitats and species in London and works to influence policy makers. The Trust engages London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education and outreach work. To understand more about our plans ahead, read our strategic plan: For a Wilder City 2015 – 2020.

To apply, please send a completed Candidate Details Form and Application Form (found on our website linked below) to recruitment@wildlondon.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 3rd July 2017, 9am
Interview date: Wednesday 12th July 2017 (TBC)

An enhanced DBS Check is not required for this role.

London Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

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