Senior Project Officer, Lake District - Looking Out for Small Things (LOST)


£27,000 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, environmental education

Closing date: Friday, 26th January 2018  

Senior Project Officer, Lake District – Looking Out for Small Things (LOST)

An opportunity to work across the Lake District to increase awareness of the lichens and bryophytes within Atlantic Woodlands, promote an understanding of management needs for such woodland and work with partners to develop newly skilled volunteers enabling better recording of lichen and bryophyte species within the Lakes. This role will entail working with different audiences across sites within and outside of the Lakes, organising a packed programme of activity for different audiences, influencing partners and generating enthusiasm for species that are often overlooked.

2 year fixed term contract 

£27,000 pro rata per annum 3 days per week (0.6 FTE)

About the role:

Atlantic woodlands in the Lake District are internationally important places for the lichens and bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) within them. These Atlantic woodlands have been subject to a number of past and current threats that are affecting species diversity within them. Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund we are now recruiting for a Senior Project Officer to help us deliver this project which will: increase understanding and awareness of lichens and bryophytes; deliver two learning programmes and see more people with the skills to take part in lichen and bryophyte recording; deliver a programme of citizen science and deliver a land manager training programme.

As the project’s Senior Project Officer, you will be responsible for the management and delivery of the project and will be supported by Plantlife’s Lower Plants Officer and Head of Outreach.

We are seeking a confident individual prepared to undertake a challenge and to inspire others to meet this challenge. Good understanding of public engagement, together with project management, an understanding of woodlands and an enthusiasm for working outdoors are essential.

How to apply:

Download a recruitment pack from our website

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th January 2018. Interviews are scheduled for Thursday 8th February.

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