Wildlife Advisor

National Trust

Ballynahinch, County Down, Northern Ireland
£38,077 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: IRC69066

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 2nd September 2018  


This role is accountable for providing consultancy support and expertise in all aspects of wildlife and nature conservation, including water, soils and geodiversity in Northern Ireland and where appropriate, National levels. Working proactively, you will enable properties to deliver high standards of conservation, access and engagement and especially our Land Outdoors and Nature Programme. You will work with, and at times lead, project teams involving a range of specialists, including projects which require working with other organisations and beyond our boundaries.

What it's like to work here

The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it’s proving to be a great repository of skills, talent and experience. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy will enable our properties and places to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, as well as deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation’s heritage and landscapes, and making these accessible to all.

What you'll be doing

  • Sharing knowledge and skills on species, habitats, earth science, ecosystem services including soil and water management, and contributes to the continuous professional development of their colleagues.
  • Contributing to the sustainable management of an environment that is rich in wildlife and has healthy soils and water.
  • Tracking changes in the condition of habitats and identifies opportunities to increase the nature value of NT land.
  • Working with colleagues to promote inspirational access and engagement with nature, and living with environmental change.
  • Acting strategically, sharing expertise and working collaboratively with a wide range of organisations and agencies.

Who we're looking for

To be successful in this role you'll need to have the following;

  • A professional environmentalist (with a Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject) with a sound nature conservation knowledge and experience, including water soils and geodiversity (or able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge).
  • Strong experience of working in a customer focused organisation and communicating nature conservation to the public.
  • Substantial knowledge of nature conservation environment with full understanding of external issues, legislation, policy, practice, instructions and guidance both in Northern Ireland and at UK level.
  • Ability to build strong collaborative working relationships with internal and external professionals.
  • Experience with Project Management to lead and support Conservation Projects.

The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Closing Date: 02 September 2018

Interview Date: 17 September 2018

For more information and to apply, please see our website here.

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