Conservation Project Officer - Braeburn Park

London Wildlife Trust

Peckham, South London
£23,230 - £24,263 (£13,938 - £14,558 pro rata)

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract 02072610447

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 15th September 2019  

Do you love London's wildlife and want to help ensure it flourishes in the future? London Wildlife Trust is recruiting a Conservation Project Officer for Braeburn Park nature reserve in Crayford.

Braeburn Park is a former orchard, quarry and landfill site reclaimed by nature. This once neglected area is now a thriving oasis boasting several unusual species of insects. It is owned by the Land Trust and managed on their behalf by London Wildlife Trust.

The vision for the site is to manage and develop its potential as a nature reserve, protecting and enhancing the biodiversity of the area whilst providing a site that will be highly valued by the local community as an open space for passive recreation, education and enjoyment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • experience of managing and delivering practical conservation work days;
  • demonstrable experience of implementing conservation management plans;
  • experience of working with volunteers;
  • reasonable identification skills of a range of taxa;
  • experience of tool management and maintenance and delivering training sessions in safe practice and conduct using tools;
  • ability to prioritise workload and be highly organised;
  • an enthusiastic, engaging, tenacious and positive ‘can do’ attitude and a creative mind set;
  • a passion for making a difference for wildlife.

London Wildlife Trust manages nature reserves across the capital that are exemplars of urban conservation land management and which greatly benefit the local communities that use these sites. The Trust delivers projects focusing on protecting priority habitats and wildlife species in London and works to influence policy makers to support this work.

The Trust engages London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education and outreach work. To understand more about our plans ahead, read our strategic plan: For a Wilder City 2015 – 2020

To apply, please send a completed Candidate Details Form and Application Form (both of which can be found on our website) to our recruitment team by email on

Closing date: Sunday 15th September 2019 23.59

Interview date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Provisional start date: October 2019 

An enhanced DBS Check is required for this role. London Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer. 

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