Assistant Reserves Officer (Blashford Lakes)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom

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9 days ago

Closing date: Thursday 30 June 2022
Salary: £18,500 to £22,000 pro rata depending on experience
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time
Location: Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve, Blashford Lakes Education Centre
Ellingham Drove, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 3PJ
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic Assistant Reserves Officer (Blashford Lakes) to join our Nature Recovery Hampshire team, to assist in the delivery of the Trust's objectives for the Blashford Lakes Nature Reserves and Education Centre in accordance with the management plans for the site.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Job Title: Assistant Reserves Officer (Blashford Lakes)

Part Time – 14 hours per week (Weekend, bank holiday and school holiday working will be required)

Fixed term contract

Salary: £18,500.00 to £22,000.00 pro rata depending on experience

Location: Blashford Lakes

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working for nature’s recovery and to bring people closer to nature.

We are seeking an Assistant Reserves Officer (Blashford Lakes) to join our cause.

This fixed term role involves:
Providing a friendly visual presence in public areas responding to queries and positively engaging with the public about all areas of the site and its management

Being point of contact for weekend volunteers

Inspecting boundaries, paths and infrastructure and undertaking repairs where appropriate

Working with the Reserves Officer to ensure the effective and coordinated delivery of practical conservation on our nature reserves, primarily at Blashford Lakes

Assisting with aspects of administration for the education and reserves work including undertaking handling and cashing up donations

Ensuring all activity receipts (including expenditure and income) are recorded, stored securely & processed in accordance with Trust procedures

The full Job Description is available in our recruitment pack but in summary, the following is required:

Experience:
Experience of working with the general public face to face and online.
Experience of working with volunteers
Basic practical conservation skills with hand-tools

Knowledge

A genuine interest in and knowledge of wildlife and nature conservation
Basic practical conservation skills with handtools
Understanding of health and safety

Skills

Basic practical conservation skills with handtools
Good communication skills
An aptitude for practical estate management
IT literate- particularly MS Office

As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. We encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those underrepresented within our sector, including people from black, Asian, minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a Movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

Closing date: 30 June 2022

To apply for the role, please complete the below application form. In the ‘supporting information’ section you’ll need to demonstrate, with detailed examples, how you meet the job requirements using the attached Recruitment Pack.

Recruitment Pack
HIWWT Recruitment Pack - Assistant Reserves Officer (Blashford Lakes).pdf
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