Conservation Officer

Cheshire Wildlife Trust

£18,000 - £25,000 depending on experience + benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent 01948820728 Chris Koral

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 22nd April 2019   1 day left

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is offering an exciting new opportunity for the right candidate to join our Conservation team working to safeguard and enhance Cheshire’s wildlife. This position is an opportunity to help deliver a vitally important service providing professional ecological advice and survey information to inform the creation, restoration and management of Nature Recovery Networks. It will involve acting in an advisory capacity to inform and influence varied audiences such as landowners, planners, volunteers and members of the public. A substantial part of the role will involve administrative work maintaining and updating environmental datasets ensuring that information held is current, robust and relevant. When required the post-holder will be expected to respond to planning consultations for developments which may affect important habitats or species.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in an environmental or related discipline and have experience of carrying out Phase 1 and ideally NVC surveys. You will have excellent botanical skills and other species identification skills as well as a good understanding of habitat management issues. You will be well organised, self-motivated and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A full driving licence and own vehicle is essential. This is a full time post of 35 hours per week although part-time hours might be available for the right candidate. The post is based at CWT headquarters at Bickley Hall Farm, Bickley, SY14 8EF, however there will be opportunities to work from satellite offices in the East & West of the county and occasional home working may be possible if agreed with your line manager. You will be required to travel throughout Cheshire to fulfil your duties.

The job description and application for can be downloaded from To apply, please email your completed application form to Emma Raine no later than Monday 22nd April 2019. CVs will not be accepted.

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