Project Officer (Full Time: Fixed term contract until March 2023)

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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1 day ago

Closing date: Monday 8 August 2022
Salary: £24,418 - £25,047
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Shropshire Wildlife Trust, 193 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6AH
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River otter (lutra lutra) (c) Luke Massey/2020VISION

Are you looking for your first role in nature conservation, looking to build your wildlife experience, recently qualified and wish make a positive contribution to the practical conservation of the UK’s rarest species?
Then maybe this is the opportunity for you. . .
We’re hiring and looking for a motivated individual to join the Land & Water team as a Project Officer at Shropshire Wildlife Trust.

Contact details

Contact Luke Neal, Deputy Rivers Officer.

Interview dates 17/18 August 2022.

Wildlife habitats across England have suffered degradation and loss, we are committed to tackling these issues and need a new member of the team. Working with landowners and land managers, the Land & Water team deliver practical conservation and habitat improvements across Shropshire. We deliver a broad range of projects from re-excavating a single silted up pond to creating a new complex of wetlands.

We are now looking to expand our team with this exciting position to help us with a project that aims to restore and create over 40 ponds this year. The new Project Officer will join a supportive and hard-working team at this exciting time for wildlife conservation.

This is a great opportunity to join a dynamic, progressive and action-led team who are committed to investing in their staff. If you have the desire and determination to work at the forefront of practical conservation delivery and help us halt biodiversity decline, then we would like to hear from you.

About You

You will be expected to have: Essential:

  • Relevant environmental qualification/s in an ecology, nature conservation or a zoology subject
  • Evidence of a strong interest in nature conservation.
  • Have previous experience of practical conservation possibly including pond management and understanding of amphibian ecology
  • Familiarity with UK Hab habitat mapping
  • Knowledge of the farmed environment and biodiversity
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Teams – use of Excel spreadsheets - Data Management
  • A Full Driving Licence

About Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Nature Recovery Network & working relationships

All the Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s work is helping to deliver a Nature Recovery Network across Shropshire and Telford – this is the name we give to our approach to restoring and reconnecting large areas of habitat to allow wildlife to adapt to climate change and other environmental challenges. The project delivery fits within a very broad range of activities all aiming to make a positive contribution to the future health and ecological condition of the water environment. The post-holder will be a member of the Land and Water Team whose task it is to deliver on the vision of the Nature Recovery Network.

Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) works across Shropshire (including Telford & Wrekin) to confront the ‘triple emergency’ of climate crisis, ecological crisis, and people’s disconnection from nature. We combine advocacy and campaigning with projects to restore nature and to engage people. We manage 41 nature reserves, and we have 46 staff, 500 volunteers, and over 9000 members. SWT is an autonomous charity, but we are increasingly working collectively as part of The Wildlife Trusts (TWT) to ensure that our local actions have a national impact and help to address global issues.

A job description can be downloaded below.

Job Description - Project Officer (Fixed Term until March 2023)

  • Job Description - Project Officer Ponds.pdf
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