Project Officer - Saltmarsh Restoration and Sand Dune Enhancement

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust

Horncastle, Lincolnshire with flexible working options
c.£25,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Tuesday, 30th April 2024   7 days left

Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust is seeking a Project Officer to work with our partners to deliver our joint pioneering Wilder Humber Project with Yorkshire Wildlife Trust for the next 5 years. Trialling the combined restoration of dune, saltmarsh, seagrass and native oyster habitats in collaboration with and supported by Ørsted, a leading global renewable energy company. Joining the technical Wilder Humber Team hosted across both Trusts, this specialist Project Officer will lead the workstream on saltmarsh and sand dune.

Responsible for overseeing our newly created plant nursery facility and cultivating relevant species for the Wilder Humber Project. Developing a volunteer training and work programme to support the work. Undertaking site surveys and monitoring of impacts. Supporting work of the other specialists and habitat work. Applicants will need a sound knowledge of saltmarsh as a fully functioning ecological habitat within complex estuarine settings, including knowing the issues they face and solutions to managing, restoring and enhancing this habitat. An understanding of sand dunes and their flora is also useful.

The individuals need to have a ‘can do’ attitude of working with people to secure opportunities for large scale nature recovery across the Humber Estuary, working with their counterparts within Yorkshire forming one team. Experience in partnership working, advocacy and project management will be required. As well as, having excellent communication skills, a high level of commitment to nature’s recovery and a desire to achieve change. A relevant environmental qualification or equivalent working experience and a full current UK driving licence are required.

For further details and an application form go to our website or contact us on 01507 526667 or [email protected]. CVs alone will not be accepted.

Closing date: noon on 30 April 2024

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