Practical Land Management Officer, Worcestershire

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust

Hindlip, Worcester
c.£23,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 20th November 2019  

Practical Land Management Officer, Worcestershire

Salary: Around £23,000 pa

Post Details: 35 hour week (occasional evenings and weekends), full-time, 8% employer contribution stakeholder pension, 4% employee contribution. 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Location: Lower Smite Farm, Hindlip near Worcester, but the post holder will be expected to travel to sites around Worcestershire.

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation? We are looking for a confident, pro-active individual to join our Reserves Team. By recruiting and leading a team of up to four trainees you will be an integral part of the practical delivery of conservation work across 75+ nature reserves covering nearly 1200 hectares of unimproved grassland, ancient woodlands, heathlands and wetlands in Worcestershire. The nature reserves are a vital part of our contribution to the delivery of Living Landscapes, a landscape-based approach to rebuilding biodiversity.

You must have experience of land management, especially grassland, woodland and forestry, recruiting and working with volunteers and contractors and a good understanding of ecology and natural history. As this role also involves liaising with members of the public and overseeing the work and training program of new entrants into the conservation sector you will need good communication skills. IT skills including experience of GIS and CMSi are also important for use in developing the role and reports. Knowledge of H&S legislation is required.

Applicants must have a minimum of 4 years relevant experience demonstrating technical and practical competencies and budget management. You will be able to demonstrate a positive attitude to team working, and in working effectively to deadlines. It is desirable that you have a degree or equivalent qualification. A full driving licence is essential.

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is part of the national network of 47 Wildlife Trusts and plays a key role in conserving and enhancing the wildlife of Worcestershire. The Trust has 30 staff and is now seeking a Practical Land Management Officer to complete our Conservation Team.

For a job description and application pack:

Telephone: 01905 754919

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday 20th November 2019
Interview date: 27th November 2019

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