Conservation Worker - Building Bridges Project

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, South Wiltshire
£10,237 pa (0.60 FTE / £17,212 pro rata)

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Tuesday, 20th March 2018   1 day left

Building Bridges

Conservation Worker – Part-time (0.60 full time equivalent)

Salary: £10,237.50 (0.60 FTE / £17,212.50 pro rata)

Hours: 22.5 hours - 3 days a week

Based: Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, South Wiltshire

To support the Building Bridges project officer by ensuring the maintenance of the Trust’s nature reserve infrastructure, through carrying out a programme of essential site and land management work with a conservation team of participants aged over 24 who are unemployed or economically inactive. This work will be carried out in close partnership with the Trust’s Conservation and Land Management team in South Wiltshire.

There are no formal line management responsibilities associated with this post but supervision of participants and volunteers will be a feature. This post will assist with the delivery of the essential programme of maintenance and repairs that is necessary to maintain a safe working and visitor environment to a high standard.

Practical land management and conservation skills will be essential. To be successful you will need to be able work with people with a range of needs and possible challenging behaviour. You will need to be self-motivated, patient and positive.

Along with relevant and appropriate experience, you will need to be able to demonstrate effective communication and strong interpersonal skills.

Closing Date: Midnight – Tuesday 20th March. Successful candidates will be notified by 7pm on Thursday 22nd March. If you have not heard from us by this time we regret that you will have been unsuccessful.

Interview Date: Tuesday 27th March. Please ensure when applying for this position, that you can be available for interview on this date.

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Derek Gard on 01380 736078 or 07872117388. A full job description and application pack is available to download from our website

Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire, led by Community First. The project has received up to £3.9m of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England.

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