Conservation Officer (Transforming Lives and Landscapes)

Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust

£16,362 pa (FTE £27,270)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, sustainability

Closing date: Sunday, 28th January 2018  

Conservation Officer (Transforming lives and landscapes – community action for the Salthill stream in Slough)

Based in Slough Borough Council, Slough

22.5 hours per week (flexible working hours)

The post is a fixed term 12 month contract with strong potential for extension depending on future funding support for the project.

WWT is looking for a dynamic team player to help develop the work of this innovative and inspirational project working alongside our Community Engagement officer. Duties will include developing and leading a programme of volunteer activities, recruiting new volunteers and supporting all those who participate in the project.

The successful applicant will be resourceful and have excellent organisational and people skills.

You will be working with schools and community groups to ensure the widest participation of the Slough community in this exciting project. You will lead an innovative volunteer and conservation programme which places people at the heart of the “Transforming lives and landscapes – community action for the Salthill stream” project, bringing health and well-being benefits for people, enhancing community cohesion and the creation of amazing new wetlands.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. For 70 years we have been pioneers in saving threatened wetland wildlife across the globe and are experts in wetland management and creation. We work with communities living among some of the most vulnerable wetlands in the world, providing leadership and influence to create a sustainable future for our wetlands, their wildlife and the people who depend upon them. We believe that showing people first-hand how extraordinary wetlands are can ignite their passion to help us conserve them, so we provide amazing experiences at our unique UK wetland centres for over one million visitors every year.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service) pro rata
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Child care voucher scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

Appointment to this position is subject to the successful candidate receiving an enhanced disclosure and barred list check (child).

Interview date: w/c 5th February 2018 (to be held in Slough)

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