Mend the Gap Project Officer

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

£28,000 - £30,010 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 4th June 2024  

The Mend the Gap Project Officer will help nature recover by providing wildlife friendly management advice and delivering habitat enhancement works, supporting landowners to act for nature and manage their land positively for wildlife.

What you’ll be doing;

  • Building relationships with, and creating habitat management plans for, landowners throughout the Mend the Gap project area
  • Preparing work specifications, managing quotes and instructing external contractors to carry out works
  • Supervising external contractors carrying out surveys and capital works on our Cholsey Marsh Reserve and third party land
  • Providing advice to landowners on sources of funding for wildlife friendly land management and developing links between local volunteer organisations to facilitate nature conservation activities

What we’re looking for;

  • Ability to connect with people across BBOWT as well as external stakeholders such as landowners, farmers and contractors to deliver conservation based activities
  • Ability to independently draw up conservation management plans
  • Experience of drawing up work specifications and managing contractors carrying out works on site
  • Able to work to targets/deadlines without close supervision

For all your hard work you can expect a great rewards package in return. In addition to being part of a friendly, skilled and knowledgeable team, passionate about making a difference, when you work for us you’ll also receive

  • Generous annual leave entitlement with paid birthday leave, wellbeing days and generous occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and family-friendly policies
  • Flexible working to achieve work-life balance
  • Pension (salary exchange) with generous employer contribution
  • Learning & Development Programme for all (SEED)

Wellbeing initiatives including qualified Mental Health First Aiders across BBOWT, access to our Employee Assistance Programme, providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters; 3x life assurance, online GP access and a YuLife benefit package with free will writing, a variety of discounts and ability to claim vouchers to use in a wide range of stores when you redeem YuPoints earned by being active or meditation sessions.

Salary sacrifice Cycle scheme & Electric Vehicle scheme

Membership to BBOWT’s, and The Wildlife Trusts’, Staff Network Groups for social interaction, peer support and personal development

The closing time and date for applications is 11.59pm on 4th June 2024. Interviews will take place 13th June 2024.

BBOWT values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We want every candidate to have the best chance of success as part of this process. In order to do this, we know that some candidates will need reasonable adjustments. Adjustments could include us providing the questions in an alternative format, providing extra time for assessments. We are also very happy to make adjustments for interview, which could include aspects such as lighting, physical access or simply making us aware when you arrive where it would be best for you to sit.

Contact us on if there are any reasonable adjustments we can provide during the selection stages, including completing your application form.

We don't use an application form, or CVs - your answers to our situational based questions will be scored against a review guide and scores from these will decide which candidates go through to the interview stage. See here to find out why we do this.

Whilst we appreciate ChatGPT and other AI platforms can answer these questions, we know what they have to say (and generally the answer they generate isn't great). We want to hear your perspective written in your own words. If it is clear that any of your answers are not your own work, we reserve the right to reject your application on that basis.

You’ll also be asked for information about your background, anything you feel comfortable sharing will be anonymised and will not be shared as part of the selection process, it will only be used to help us understand how we are performing against our equal opportunities metrics. All candidates will receive feedback on their application.

To find out more about what we do please visit our website.

We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underserved within the communities in which we operate. This includes people from visible ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities (including those who are neurodivergent), the LGBTQ+ community, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and younger people. We are committed to creating an organisation that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

Find out more & apply