Landscape Ecologist

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Taunton or Cheddar, Somerset
£26,001 - £31,000 pa according to experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 148883_SW

Sectors: ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 01 October 2017

Somerset Wildlife Trust is seeking an experienced ecologist from the conservation sector to act as technical and strategic lead on our landscape ecology work. Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the role exists to lead the development and delivery of the Trust’s landscape-scale conservation programmes.  

Landscape Ecologist
£26,001 to £31,000 per annum according to experience
Full-time post
Based in Taunton or Cheddar

You will have at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience working with nature conservation organisations in the public and/or voluntary sectors, with an in-depth knowledge of the ecology of a broad range of UK habitats and species. We are particularly interested in ecologists with expertise in wetland and/or coastal habitats, previous experience in ecological survey, monitoring and GIS for mapping and analysis of spatial data. You will also have a keen understanding of conservation legislation, policy and theory on landscape-scale conservation, ecological networks and ecosystem services. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and often with partner organisations, you will represent the Trust in meetings, workshops and lectures. Your leadership skills will include line-management, project development and budget management.

This is a varied and complex role that requires a resilient, confident and self-motivated individual. In return, we will offer you a role that delivers new challenges daily and the opportunity to build on your skills as an Ecologist within an organisation that is passionate about nature conservation.

All applications must be received by: Midnight, Sunday 1 October 2017
Interviews will be held at Taunton, on: Monday 9 October 2017


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click 'More information' to be directed to our website to download the information pack and application form. 

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