Project Officer - Rough Around the Edges

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

Near Tring, Hertfordshire with hot desk facility at Chinnor, Oxfordshire
£22,006 pa FTE (£13,204 actual)

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Reference: 153130_BBO

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 27th March 2019   4 days left

Are you passionate and knowledgeable about nature conservation and land management as well as having great people skills to engage local communities to create, restore and manage wildlife havens?

Rough Around the Edges Project Officer
Salary: £22,006 per annum FTE (£13,204 Actual)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: Part-time, 21 hours per week
Based: BBOWT College Lake Nature Reserve, near Tring with hot desk facility at Chilterns Conservation Board Offices at Chinnor

Rough Around the Edges (funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund) is a project within the Chalk, Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership Scheme (led by the Chilterns Conservation Board). Working with a wide range of Community Groups, Rough Around the Edges will focus on both increasing the biodiversity value of smaller, local and often overlooked sites and engage communities of interested people to create, manage and appreciate them. In addition, traditional Orchards will be restored and/or planted.

The successful candidate will inspire and encourage local communities to restore and manage mostly small and local wildlife habitats. They will engage local community groups and support them to recruit and train volunteers to carry out practical tasks and establish new and/or increase the capacity of local community groups.

You will bring to the role a relevant nature conservation background including practical habitat management, wildlife monitoring and survey techniques, and a proven track record working with volunteers and community groups.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.

If you have the skills and experience we need, combined with a passion for the Chilterns landscape, its communities, and its wildlife, we would love to hear from you.

The closing time and date for applications is 9.00am on Wednesday 27 March 2019.
Interviews will be held on Friday 5 April 2019 either at College Lake Nature Reserve, Tring or Chilterns Conservation Board, Chinnor.


If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the 'More information' link below to be directed to our website where you can download the job pack and application form.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

No agencies please.

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