Kent’s Plan Bee Project Officer

Bumblebee Conservation Trust

Home-based in Kent, with some office-based working
£22,250 - £24,500 (pro rata) pa depending on experience

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 26th February 2024   3 days left

Kent’s Plan Bee Project Officer 0.8FTE for 20 months

The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (the Trust) is looking for a part-time Kent’s Plan Bee Project Officer to lead on the delivery of Kent’s Plan Bee, the pollinator action plan for Kent County Council. This role is a secondment to Kent County Council.

This is a part-time (28 hours/week), fixed term for 20 months post based at home in Kent (or within commuting distance) with some office-based working at the KCC offices.

Your primary role will be to provide land management advice for bumblebees and pollinators generally and influence the management of public land in Kent; undertake bumblebee, pollinator, and habitat monitoring; and promote Kent’s Plan Bee.

You will work closely with teams within Kent County Council to facilitate pollinator friendly management and support any input to strategic partnership work. You will provide social media content for KCC and the Trust communications teams regarding Kent’s Plan Bee. You will monitor bumblebees and other pollinators, as well as habitats, at sites where management is being implemented to provide evidence of the effectiveness of our interventions. You will compile survey reports and set up systems for data collection and presentation. You will recruit and train KCC staff and volunteers to undertake surveys and monitoring.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role.

The Trust recruits, employs, trains and promotes regardless of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, disability, age, and other protected status.

At the Trust, we have a clear goal: to be the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay and do their best work. We pride ourselves on reaching for our vision – to reverse the decline in bumblebees, through the hard work and dedication of our passionate and creative employees.

Applications may close before the deadline. There is an expectation that work will be undertaken in the UK. 

This role is not eligible for sponsorship. Applicants are required to have an existing right to work in the UK.

To discuss the post informally, please contact:

Sinead Lynch, Conservation Manager

[email protected] 

Closing Date: 12 pm Monday 26th February 2024
Interview date: Thursday 7th March, on Microsoft Teams

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