Pollinator Recovery Manager

Avon Wildlife Trust

Bristol and site-based delivery hubs, with some home working
£30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 27th June 2024   2 days left

Are you passionate about Pollinators? Could you help the West of England become the UK’s Pollinator Capital?

Insects pollinate £690 million worth of crops in the UK annually, with wild pollinators carrying out 85-95% of this. Many species of bee, moth, butterfly, hoverfly, fly and beetle provide this essential service. Despite this, the steep decline of pollinating insects, and the loss of the habitats that support them, are well documented. One terrifying example is the loss of 97% of UK wildflower meadows since the 1930s.

There is a commitment in Avon Wildlife Trust and partner organisations in the West of England to halt and reverse these losses, with an ambition to become the UK’s Bee & Pollinator Capital. As the Pollinator Recovery Manager, you will be key in reaching these goals.

The initial project focuses on the West Mendips, between AWT’s reserves of Folly Farm and Browne’s Folly. You and your team will work with farmers, landowners and communities to grow the network of habitats between these reserves. To ensure climate resilience, you will work on a variety of priority habitats including grasslands, hedgerows, in-filed trees and carry out improvements to woodland edges, all of which are key to the survival of pollinating species.

As the Pollinator Recovery Manager you will:

  • Lead and grow your team and portfolio of projects, offering advice and support to farmers, landowners and communities who want to help native insect pollinators.
  • Develop and deliver inspiring events that raise awareness, conduct research, and create habitats on the ground.
  • Champion the needs of pollinators in strategic partnerships and work with expert partners, such as BugLife, to monitor sites and explore how climate change affects pollinators and the habitats they rely on.

If you would you like to work with us on these amazing environmental projects and help support farmers and landowners with the agricultural transition please apply!

Staff benefits include

  • Employer pension contribution 5%
  • Life assurance – death in service
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Pay Progression
  • One day a year to volunteer for a charity of your choice
  • Cycle to work
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Charity Workers Discount Scheme eligibility

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position, the job description and details on how to apply can be found at www.avonwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs. Please return the completed application and equal opportunities monitoring form to [email protected] or post to HR, 17 Great George Street, Bristol BS1 5QT

Closing date: 23:59 on Thursday 27th June 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a first interview to take place during the mornings of Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July 2024 . Applicants may then be asked to attend a second interview to take place, on Wednesday 10th July 2024.

If you would like to discuss this role or have any questions, please email [email protected] and a conversation can be arranged.

No CVs or agencies please. Charity No: 280422

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