Living Landscapes Officer (Derwent Valley)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Matlock, United Kingdom

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8 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 3 July 2022
Salary: £27,625 pa plus 9.5% employer pension
Contract type: Permanent / 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 passionate, enthusiastic Living Landscapes Officer to help us to deliver nature’s recovery across our Derwent Valley Living Landscape.

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For more information, please refer to the job description and key terms on our website. 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 or call 01773 881188.

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We’re looking for a passionate, enthusiastic Living Landscapes Officer to help us to deliver nature’s recovery across our Derwent Valley Living Landscape.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is committed to using rewilding to restore nature across the county, focussing on 7 main Living Landscape areas. In this role, you’ll lead on developing our Derwent Valley Living Landscape, engaging with community-led action groups to help us in managing our nature reserves, supporting volunteers and working with a wide range of partners.

To be successful you will be experienced in practical land management skills, leading and working with volunteers and able to communicate and inspire the delivery of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s key aims to partner organisations and landowners.


In this role, you will:

  • Work with partners, neighbours, local communities and members of the public and other organisations to deliver our Nature Recovery Network within the identified Living Landscape. You will identify and implement opportunities to integrate nature reserve management activities into wider Nature Recovery Network objectives.
  • Draw up and develop management plans for nature reserves, setting and agreeing objectives for people and wildlife for the reserve in line with Derbyshire Wildlife Trusts vision.
  • Support and facilitate the delivery of nature reserve management plans by ensuring an annual work plan, activity programmes and appropriate site monitoring at our nature reserves and other focal sites across the Living Landscape are in place and by facilitating volunteers, community groups and contractors to implement these plans.
  • Use your skills to inspire others to deliver high quality land management to help the Trust achieve its aim of 30% of Derbyshire in positive management for wildlife by 2030.
  • Work with a range of partners on collaborative and landscape scale ecological projects in an inclusive and inspiring way.

About you

This role might be right for you if:

  • You are dynamic, organised and focussed on achieving goals on a large scale.
  • You are practical with hands-on experience of land management for nature conservation and able to work effectively and safely with volunteers.
  • You are a great communicator and able to inspire others with your enthusiasm and energy.
  • You can work collaboratively with a wide range of partners and audiences.
  • You have good ecological surveying skills and are able to present results in appropriate formats for varying audiences.
  • You are able to write high quality reports and management plans and contribute to effective fund raising.
  • You are a conscientious budget holder, managing spend efficiently and always making environmentally conscious decisions on spend.
  • You have a full driving licence.

We are happy to talk flexible working!

We are happy to discuss the hours for this role. The Trust is currently trialling a 9 Day Fortnight working pattern which see’s full-time staff working 74 hours over 9 days and having every other Friday ‘off’ work.

For this role you will be working on sites within our Derwent Valley Living Landscape and at our main office in Middleton. A balance of on-site, office and home working will be allowed. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.

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