Conservation Officer

North York Moors National Park Authority

Helmsley, North Yorkshire (with some flexible home working)
£20,903 - £23,541 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 31st January 2021  

About Us 

North York Moors National Park Authority presides over one of the most phenomenal parts of the British Isles. Filled with picture book towns and villages, hideaways, beautiful moorlands and breathtaking scenery, the Nork York Moors is a unique area with diversity and ecosystems that are found nowhere else in the UK. 

We’re currently looking for a Conservation Officer to join our Conservation Department, supporting our Natural Environment Team, and play a key role in the management and conservation of Levisham Estate. 

The Benefits 

  • Salary of £20,903 to £23,541 per annum
  • Home working options
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Pool car system (if unavailable, mileage rates of 40p per mile)
  • Help to protect one of the UK’s most stunning locations 

If you are an ecologist with an interest in land management and working with volunteers, this is an exciting opportunity to become a guardian of an incredible part of our country. 

We offer excellent personal development opportunities and will support you to enhance your knowledge and make a difference as part of our forward-thinking organisation. 

You will have the chance to work alongside a skilled, dedicated and supportive team while helping to ensure that our National Park can be enjoyed and explored for years to come. 

The Role

As Conservation Officer, you will support our Ecologist in helping assess the potential ecological impact of planning applications on the National Park, the day-to-day management of Levisham Estate and developing conservation volunteering activities. 

Working closely with our Ecologist and Graduate Trainee, you will collect ecological and environmental data with the support of volunteers, process statutory planning applications and liaise with land managers on a range of existing conservation agreements. 

Levisham Estate sits within the North York Moors National Park and comprises woodland, heathland and moorland. This beautiful area needs careful management to ensure that its wide variety of plants and animals can be maintained, grown and enhanced for the future. 

Specifically, you will: 

  • Support the delivery of Levisham Estate Management Plan
  • Arrange inspections, site visits and botanical surveys and provide advice on conservation agreements
  • Organise payments to land managers and co-ordinate practical conservation tasks
  • Work with the Volunteer Team to deliver a range of practical environmental conservation, community involvement, ecological data collection and citizen science opportunities
  • Promote and encourage volunteering for the Conservation Department 

About You 

To join us as our Conservation Officer, you will need: 

  • Previous experience in a conservation related role
  • An ecological understanding of protected sites and species and scheduled monuments
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A degree or equivalent in an appropriate subject such as ecology or environmental science 

Other organisations may call this role Ecologist, Planning Officer, Natural Environment Conservation Officer, Estate Manager, or Environment & Conservation Officer. 

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Conservation Officer, please apply here. This advert has been produced by Webrecruit. 

Working hours: 37 hours per week.

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