Wild Warley Project Manager

Warley Woods Community Trust

Smethwick, West Midlands
£27,000 pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract


Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 21st October 2019   7 days left

We are looking for a person who will be able to lead our Wild Warley project. Warley Woods is 100 acre urban park, but don't think just swings and picnics - think mature woodland, open parkland - a piece of the countryside in an urban area. Warley Woods is currently managed very much with humans in mind and we want to make sure it is managed and developed for wildlife too - making it a richer landscape for both.

We are currently undertaking ecological surveys with Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust and once we know what we have, we want a person who will be able to take on board this information and help us with our plans to start making physical improvements, planning training events and engagement activities. They will be delivering some of those personally, but also bringing in other experts to help. There is plenty of scope to be practical and hands on and to be creative as you will be both planning and delivering the detail of this project.

We are looking for someone who is knowledgeable about ecology in general and who may have a particular specialism too. You will need to be a people person - as this project is almost as much about humans and as it is about wildlife.

Warley Woods is an amazing place to work. It has been voted one of the UK's favourite parks five times and has had Green Flag Award for 11 years. The Community Trust may be small, but it prides itself on being a good employer and taking care of its staff. We have hundreds of volunteers and hundreds of potential ones waiting to be involved. While much of the success of the project will rest with you - you won't be working alone!

This project is like no other and has the potential to make a significant impact both during the project's life, but more importantly for the future. Would you like to help us achieve lasting change?

Please have a look at the rest of the information in this pack. We also recommend you have a good look at our website www.warleywoods.org.uk so that you understand what the Community Trust is all about. You will also find more information on our plans for Wild Warley and the application forms in downloadable form at bit.ly/wwwpmwildwarley

Please send your completed application form to trustmanager@warleywoods.org.uk or post it to our address.

Deadline for applications: 21st October 2019

Interviews early November

We hope our new member of staff will begin work with us in early January 2020.

Many thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This post and almost the entire Wild Warley Project has been funded by players of the National Lottery.

I look forward to seeing your application and how you think you will be able to help us with Wild Warley.

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