Assistant Farm Conservation Adviser

FWAG South West

Tetbury, Gloucestershire
£19,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01823 660684 Gary Rumbold

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Tuesday, 3rd April 2018  

Assistant Farm Conservation Adviser – Gloucestershire

Full-time, one year contract (with potential to extend, subject to funding), post based in the FWAG SouthWest Doughton, Tetbury Office.

Starting salary: £19,500 per annum

FWAG SW is a charity that provides on-farm environmental advice to farmers on a wide range of agricultural and environmental issues. This exciting opportunity to support our small team of Farm Conservation Advisers has arisen due to increasing workloads.

The successful applicant will provide assistance to our advisers by providing GIS mapping support and report writing. Although the post is predominantly office based, canditates will also be required to conduct habitat surveys and basic botanical surveying. The post will assist FWAG SW in delivering a combination of project work and contractual consultancy services to the agricultural sector. The role will also require the candidate to support our membership events which may require working evenings and weekends occasionally.

Candidates must have a degree in an environmental or agricultural discipline and be experinced in GIS mapping software (preferably QGIS, ArcGIS or MapInfo). The post will suit a highly motivated and organised individual looking to develop a career in farm wildlife conservation.

Closing date for applications: 3rd April 2018 5pm (BST)

Interview date: Wednesday 11th April 2018, in Tetbury / Cirencester area

Candidates must cover their own travel expenses to attend the interview

Due to the large number of applications we receive it is not possible to give individual feedback on unsuccessful applications.

Applicants that do not secure an interview will not be contacted but receipt of all applications will be acknowledged.

Applications must be made by application form to be considered. You may submit a CV to support your application if you wish.

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