Nature Recovery Advisor - Ecologist

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Matlock, United Kingdom

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27 days ago

Closing date: Sunday 7 August 2022
Salary: £25,544 pa plus 9.5% employer pension
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 Nature Recovery Adviser to join our team and work with landowners and partners across the county to facilitate nature’s recovery and achieve Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s goal of 30% of Derbyshire managed for nature by 2030.

Contact details

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 any adjustments to the application process, please either email or call 01773 881188.

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As a Nature Recovery Advisor, you will work with various landowners, partner organisations and stakeholders on a range of opportunities and plans which include woodland creation and expansion, nature recovery networks, habitat restoration, climate resilient catchments and nature-based finance.

To be successful you will be an ecologist that is passionate about developing nature-based solutions to the climate and ecological crises and recognise the potential of natural regeneration and rewilding.


In this role, you'll be responsible for:

  • Delivering and designing nature-based solutions that deliver for nature and other natural capitals – we want to see landscape scale changes to address the issues that society faces, including biodiversity loss, carbon sequestration and storage, and reducing the risk and impact of flooding
  • Working with colleagues, landowners, and partners to identify opportunities for developing, linking, and enhancing sites to create nature recovery networks
  • Undertaking ecological surveys and monitoring of sites, including Local Wildlife Sites and identify ways of delivering positive management.

About you

This role might be right for you if:

  • You care deeply for nature and are driven to deliver landscape scale change
  • You are organised and can manage a varied workload
  • You have a good understanding of British ecology and ecosystem services
  • You have experience of working with clients, contractors and developers and can foster great relationships

We are happy to talk flexible working!

This role will be based at our office in Middleton although a balance of home and office 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.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

We’re a small charity, with big ideas! We believe that everyone has their part to play in Nature’s recovery. We are the only organisation in Derbyshire working to protect and enhance wildlife and wild places throughout the county but through our work with businesses, other conservation charities, and the public we are mobilising others across the county and the rest of the UK to act for wildlife. As are a registered Charity, we are supported by 16,000 members and are part of a movement of 46 Trusts with a collective membership of over 800,000.

Our purpose is to achieve our vision of a Wilder Derbyshire by creating Nature Recovery Networks and reintroducing lost species. We aim to deliver our vision by leading Nature’s Recovery, inspiring people and communities to care and mobilising people to act. All our work is underpinned by our values.

Our Charity is growing, we currently employ 80 people and, crucially, we are supported by over 500 volunteers. We have three delivery teams; Wilder Landscapes, Wilder Communities and Income Generation, supported by the Finance and Resources team. Each team has a Department Lead who reports to the Chief Executive who is responsible for the operations of the Trust and who, in turn, reports to the Board of Trustees which governs the organisation.

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe that everyone should have access to nature. We expect people to work harmoniously with each other and with volunteers, and to provide help and guidance to others when needed. As a small charity, our employees need to be willing to be flexible about working arrangements and willing to provide occasional cover for absent staff. We want people to develop professionally and personally while working with us and employees are encouraged to participate in the range of opportunities available to enable this.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer that strives to be a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone is valued. We welcome applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We recognise that our workforce needs to represent the communities and people we work with. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups within Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the wider charity and conservation sector, such as people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTQ+.

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