Wildlife Officer – Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme

Quantock Hills AONB / Somerset County Council

Nether Stowey, Somerset (initially home-based)
£22,627 - £25,481 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Thursday, 22nd April 2021   3 days left


Wildlife Officer – Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme
Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty/ Somerset County Council
The Quantock Hills and surrounding areas including Taunton and Bridgwater.

Salary: £22,627 - £25,481 Starting salary will be agreed within the range shown and will be based on experience and qualifications. A relocation package is available.
Contract: Fixed term, to December 2024 (37 hours per week)
Based: Nether Stowey (but initially working from home due to Covid)

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Bill Jenman, Landscape Partnership Scheme Manager on 07811308846

We have an exciting opportunity for a Wildlife Officer as part of the team delivering the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme (QLPS) in Somerset.

The QLPS is a five year project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and other external funders and hosted by the Quantock Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). It started in April 2020 and will celebrate the landscape history of the area, involving local communities in recording and conserving the cultural and natural heritage and helping to managing change. It will also make the most of the health and wellbeing potential that the natural environment of the area offers, reaching out to new audiences in the surrounding towns.

About the role:

You will work with communities and organisations within the QLPS to plan and deliver a programme of nature-based events and activities, lead and commission practical conservation works, and generally promote the exploration, understanding and celebration of the natural heritage of the area. We are looking for someone who likes to work in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders to achieve shared objectives. The post is part of a small team that also includes Community Engagement, Historic Heritage, and Project Support Officers.

Visit www.qlps.org for more information about the Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme.

To apply please visit our website to download a recruitment pack, an application form and for further details.

Closing date: 22nd April 2021

First interviews will be held online on 5th May. Final interviews with the leading candidates will be in person, on site, the following week.


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