RSNE Red Squirrel Project Officer

Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Gosforth, Newcastle
£23,400 - £26,312 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 6th June 2022  

We are looking for a confident, innovative and enthusiastic person to join our Red Squirrel Team. The purpose of the role is to oversee grey squirrel management planning, contract delivery and monitoring to defined red squirrel conservation needs.

Responsibilities include representing the RSNE project including delivering talks to the public and liaising with landowners and other stakeholders and recruiting new landowners to promote the benefits of environmental grant schemes. You will manage a portfolio of Countryside Stewardship (CS) grant contracts (claims, reporting, data records, mapping, work delivery coordination, invoicing etc.)

You will be required to conduct woodland surveys (vegetation & squirrels), draw up landowner conservation strategies for red squirrels, manage contracts and contractors for conservation delivery, organise and supervise volunteer activities and tasks (e.g. surveys) and undertake engagement activities through social media and presentations

The post is offered initially on a 12 month contract with any extension dependent on further funding.

The role is for 35 hours a week. The salary starts at £23,400 to £26,312 per annum

The deadline for applications is 9am, 6 June 2022.

An application form and full job pack can be found on our website. Please complete the form in full and return to Paula Turner (HR and Payroll Officer) by email or to Northumberland Wildlife Trust, St Nicholas Park, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE3 3XT. Please note CV’s cannot be accepted.

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