Project Manager - Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

c.£23,000 fte

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 23rd March 2018   4 days left

Project Manager for the Nottinghamshire-Leicestershire Border Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme

Salary c£23k fte plus pension and other benefits
Based in Nottingham
30 hours per week fixed term until March 2022 

Can you help us to protect badgers and pastoral farming in Nottinghamshire?

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is working with the NFU and the Animal and Plant Health Agency to deliver a badger vaccination project to help in the battle against Bovine TB in South Nottinghamshire and part of Northern Leicestershire. The Badger Edge Vaccination Scheme 2 (BEVS2) programme is part–funded by Defra and forms part of the UK bTB Eradication Strategy. The aim of the project is to work with farmers and landowners to vaccinate badgers on their land, so that we can keep both badgers and cattle farmers in this important pastoral landscape.

This post is for an experienced and enthusiastic conservationist who can manage this project, based within the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. The post-holder will work closely with farmers, other landowners and committed volunteers in the area to deliver the 4 year vaccination programme, and will lead on maintaining these crucial relationships, whilst undertaking the role of lay vaccinator . There will also be opportunities to provide advice on conservation measures on some farms in the project area.

The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is a dynamic conservation charity, with around 10,000 members, working at local and regional level to secure a better future for wildlife and people. Providing conservation advice to landowners in the County, managing 67 nature reserves, working with local communities and campaigning for the natural world, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust is the County’s leading wildlife organisation.

If you have a relevant degree and experience of working with farmers and landowners on wildlife conservation, a sound understanding of lowland farming systems and a particular interest in mammal conservation and ecology, we would be very interested to hear from you.

full driving licence and your own vehicle is required as the post-holder will often need to travel within the County. Weekend, Bank Holiday and evening working will also be required during the vaccination season.

To apply please download the application form, using the job description to detail how you meet the criteria for the role. CVs will not be accepted.


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Applications must be received by 10am, Friday 23rd March 2018; interviews will be held on Thursday 29th March in Nottingham.

For more information please email or call Alex Walls, HR Officer on 0115 958 8242. 

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