Beaver Feasibility Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Matlock, United Kingdom

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16 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 11 December 2022
Salary: £27,625 pa
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, Sandy Hill, Main Street, Middleton by Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire , DE4 4LR
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We’re looking for a Beaver Feasibility Officer to lead an exciting project assessing the feasibility of wild beaver reintroduction in the Derbyshire Derwent catchment.
In this role, you’ll lead on stakeholder consultation and deliver feasibility assessments to see where in the Derbyshire Derwent valley beavers could potentially be reintroduced
To be successful, you will need to care deeply about landscape recovery and use this passion to engage with a wide range of stakeholders holding a variety of views

Contact details

For more information please refer to the job description and key terms attached. If you have any questions about the role which are not answered in the attached documents, or require adjustments to the application process, please either email recruitment@derbyshirewt.co.uk or call 01773 881188

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Responsibilities

In this role, you'll own:

  • Developing relationships with a range of stakeholders, including landowners, local communities, businesses, environmental charities, universities and statutory agencies - you will lead on collaborating with others to work across the Derbyshire Derwent Catchment area to create a strategy for wild and/or enclosed beaver reintroductions.

  • Designing stakeholder consultations and collecting, interpreting and presenting data you will drive the development of the Trusts networks locally and regionally in an inclusive way; continually involving local people and communities and inspiring people to act for wildlife.

  • Carrying out a feasibility study and assessment of the suitability for the reintroduction of beaver in the Derbyshire Derwent ValleyUtilising local knowledge and research you’ll document ecological requirements of the species and assess how and where these can be achieved in Derbyshire

About you

We’re looking for a passionate advocate for nature-based solutions for climate and biodiversity

This role might be right for you if:

  • You have experience of partnership working
  • You have a good understanding of beaver ecology
  • You have experience of working with communities
  • You are comfortable talking to a diverse range of stakeholders with different interests, perspectives and personalities
  • You demonstrate drive and flexibility, tact and patience enabling you to thrive in an ever-evolving environment.
  • You can interpret complex information, and make it accessible and inspiring to a range of audiences
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