Conservation Officer (West Country Buzz)

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

North Devon
£23,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, food, farming & horticulture

Closing date: Sunday, 3rd November 2019  

Conservation Officer - West Country Buzz (maternity cover)

Salary: £23,000 per annum

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a Conservation Officer (35 hours per week).

Your primary role will be to deliver the West Country Buzz project in North Devon. You will carry out advisory visits to farmers and other land managers to support bumblebees and other pollinators. You will collaborate with stakeholders to create, restore and maintain joined up habitat across the project area. Via walks, talks and workshops, you will raise awareness of bumblebee declines, their identification and monitoring, and how to manage land sensitively for them.

The Trust is looking to appoint an enthusiastic individual with conservation experience to take on this exciting role.

You will have experience of working with farmers and other land managers, and knowledge or experience of habitat conservation and management. You will have good knowledge of pollinators and their habitats, excellent communication skills, and be able to build effective relationships.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role and instructions on how to apply on our website.

This is a full-time 12 month maternity cover fixed term position based at home (or hot desk).

To discuss the post informally, please contact:

Cathy Horsley, Senior Project Officer, Tel. 07951 154530,

Closing Date: 3rd November 2019 (midnight)

Interview date: 28th November 2019, (Exeter)
Start date: 6th January 2020

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