Training and Skills Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Skipton, United Kingdom

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10 days ago

Closing date: Friday 19 August 2022
Salary: £23,330 per annum pro rata
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time
Location: Yorkshire Wildlife Trust Skipton office, Unit 23 Skipton Auction Mart, Gargrave Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1UD
Are you an enthusiastic person with the ability to present sometimes complex information to different audiences in accessible and meaningful ways? Do you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to inspire confidence in others?

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Job reference: 17.6.241

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Peat Programme leads a number of nationally and internationally recognised landscape-scale peatland restoration projects and partnerships including the Yorkshire Peat Partnership, Pennine PeatLIFE and the Great North Bog.

The key aim of Yorkshire Wildlife Trust’s Peat Programme is to enhance and improve peatlands to restore them to functioning carbon sequestering peat bogs. Other key objectives are high quality monitoring, targeted research, education and raising awareness of the multitude of benefits that restoring our peatlands confers.

Peatlands are finally experiencing an unprecedented level of raised awareness across the UK which has in turn led to a significant upscaling of programmes like YWT’s delivering peatland restoration in all regions. This is a very welcome change in the fortunes of peatlands but brings with it a lack of people with sufficient skills and knowledge to manage this and insufficient skilled peatland restoration contractors and suppliers is hampering our ability to meet the demand. Working on behalf of the Great North Bog Coalition and supported by new funding from the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation Yorkshire Wildlife Trust would like to recruit a Training & Skills Officer to deliver a programme of peatland restoration training at a range of levels from practical delivery to project management to address this capacity shortage.

To apply: Please submit an up-to-date CV and a covering letter outlining your relevant knowledge, skills and experience relevant to, referring to our person specification. Ideally, these documents should be in an editable format, such as Word, so that we can anonymise your documents prior to the short-listing process. Please also complete and submit our Personal Details and EDI monitoring form.

Closing date: 19th August 2022

Interview date/s: 31st August or 1st September

Please note that applications received after the closing deadline may not be considered.

The Trust regrets that it is unable to give feedback on unsuccessful applications.

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