Practical Projects Lead

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Troon, Camborne, Cornwall
£19,720 pa pro-rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 6th May 2018  

Practical Projects Lead

To join the Upstream Thinking team.

This is an opportunity to join a landscape scale conservation project with Cornwall Wildlife Trust, the leading local charity working to protect and enhance Cornwall’s wildlife and wild places.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust works with farmers to bring wildlife and water quality improvements across a farmed landscape, through the Upstream Thinking initiative.

The Trust seeks somebody to lead a regular team of enthusiastic volunteers on practical conservation tasks, to improve wildlife value of farmland habitats in the Drift Reservoir catchment, Penwith. The volunteer leader will ensure safe and effective use of hand tools to manage scrub and bracken, control invasive species, plant trees, repair Cornish Hedges etc.

Task days are Tuesdays and one other day will be office-based to organise logistics, maintain tools and plan tasks with the team’s ecologist.

Strong interpersonal skills, a practical knowledge of conservation and a full driving licence are essential.

  • 2 days (15 hours) per week, one of which must be a Tuesday
  • Based at the King Edward Mine project office, Troon
  • This is a fixed term contract. Start date is 18th June 2018 until 31st March 2020
  • Secondment considered
  • £19,720 per annum pro-rata

Application form, job description and person specification available from our website here.

To apply send completed application form (CVs not accepted) to

Deadline for applications: 6th May 2018 (midnight)

Interviews: 14th May, King Edward Mine offices, Troon

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