Magnificent Meadows: Gweirgloddiau Gwych Conservation Project Officer


£24,360 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 07957730407 Phoebe Miles

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 30th September 2019  

Do you want to be a part of the first ever Wales-wide meadow conservation and restoration project making a real difference for places and people? Magnificent Meadows : Gweirgloddau Gwych is a project delivered by Plantlife in partnership with the National Trust, Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire Coast National Parks and the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. This three-year project will have a significant impact in restoring and creating more species rich grasslands, in training people in plant and waxcap identification and engaging and involving communities in their local meadows to improve understanding, physical and mental well-being.

Previous applicants should not re-apply.

Plantlife are seeking an experienced Conservation Project Officer to lead on the conservation aspects in delivering this important project in partnership with a wide range of organisations including the key partners. As the conservation lead in the team you will work across all three aspects of the project but especially in the Meadow Makers Theme, creating and restoring 1,000 hectares of grasslands in Wales.

You will be an important part of the team using your knowledge of grasslands to deliver the agreed outcomes and outputs which include a comprehensive set of meadow restorations, the establishment of a network of support for natural seeding to establish new species rich grasslands, a comprehensive set of community meadows, training in plant and waxcap identification and other species delivered by partners, grassland management training, the mobilisation of a cohort of volunteers undertaking citizen science, training for landowners, rangers and community groups, developing resources and databases and running three pilot projects to involve local communities in their local meadows to measure improvements in health and well-being.

This post is based at Plantlife Cymru’s office at Radyr on the edge of Cardiff or from another location, including homeworking for the right candidate. You will report to the Project Manager and be supported by other staff from within Plantlife and partners. You will need to have a proven track record of delivering successful land management projects involving the restoration and creation of species rich grasslands, excellent people skills to communicate the science and practice to a wide range of audiences, habitat conservation knowledge and experience of working productively within a small team.

Interviews will be held in Cardiff on 4th October 2019.

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