Conservation Officer

Wild Trout Trust

South of England
£25,000 - £30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 02392570985 Christina Bryant

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, water & hydrology

Closing date: Friday, 31st May 2019  

The Wild Trout Trust (WTT) is a registered charity dedicated to the protection and survival of the iconic brown trout, a living indicator of the health of the landscape around us (

WTT works with a variety of stakeholder groups to further the conservation of wild trout, including NGO’s, fishing clubs, farmers, riparian owners, community groups, academia and government agencies.

A brilliant opportunity has arisen to join WTT as a Conservation Officer to provide practical advice and help in habitat management and improvement for river interests, particularly in southern England.


You will need to be a self-starting person with significant experience in river habitat restoration project management and delivery, conservation and practical fishery management (especially for salmonid fisheries); you need to share our ethos and values. You will deliver river habitat improvement projects at a range of scales, from start to finish and offer advice and practical help to our many stakeholders, primarily in southern England. Since WTT staff are home-based, applicants need to live in, or be prepared to move into, this geographical area. You will also need to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills (oral and written), a proven ability to work with our wide range of stakeholders and to identify and win sources of project funding. You will join an existing team of expert Conservation Officers, working especially closely with colleagues based in southern England. We are keen for you to start as soon as possible, initially on a two-year contract.

In addition to the delivery of practical conservation programmes, the post holder will also be expected to support WTT’s other Conservation Officers in their areas and to represent the Trust at certain key events, including open days, demonstration days and shows.

What to do next?

An application form and detailed job description for this role is available from the WTT website.

Applicants should send an electronic copy of the completed application form and a short (one page) covering letter to the Trust & Data Manager, Christina Bryant, by email, to Please mark the subject line of your email with “Job Application”. Applications should reach us by 5pm on 31 May 2019. Interviews will be held on 13 June 2019 at a location to be advised.

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