Botanical Advisor

Plantlife International

£31,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 29th May 2022  

Are you an experienced field botanist with a passion for enabling people to restore and manage their land?

Would you like to join Plantlife’s team of Advisors, providing specialist botanical advice across England, especially to ensure species potential?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking a confident and dynamic individual with extensive experience of providing land management and restoration advice to a wide-ranging audience, including individuals, landowners, and large organisations. The successful candidate must have outstanding botanical skills and the ability to be influential and persuasive.

Established in 1989, Plantlife International is the only UK charity dedicated to conserving wild flowers, plants and fungi in their natural habitats and helping people enjoy and learn about them. We have overarching conservation ambitions that are central to achieving our strategic goals. They are:

  • Wild plant populations are thriving from mountain-top to coastal sand dunes and fewer species are threatened with extinction.
  • Species-rich wildflower and waxcap grasslands are protected and restored at scale.
  • Verges and green spaces in our cities, towns and villages provide wildflower networks to support wildlife and our wellbeing.
  • Temperate rainforest is restored, and ancient trees are managed to maintain their richness in ferns, mosses, liverworts, lichens and fungi.
  • Wild plants and fungi are globally recognised, monitored and conserved for their fundamental role in solving the nature and climate emergencies.

To achieve these ambitions, we are expanding our team of Advisors to provide expert, practical advice and support to those seeking to restore or manage land across England, especially to ensure species potential.

About the role:

The Botanical Advisor will undertake surveys and provide assessments and detailed management and restoration advice to individuals and organisations primarily on meadows, grasslands, farmland and green space, both remotely and in the field.

The role will be at the forefront of our work for wild plants and an integral part of projects, charitable activities and paid for services.

This a permanent full time (35 hours per week) role. We offer a great benefits package, including 6% employer pension, generous annual leave, occupational sick pay and an Employee Assistance Programme.

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