Space4Nature Conservation Officer

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Woking, United Kingdom

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19 days ago

Closing date: Monday 27 June 2022
Salary: £25,733/pa
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Flexible
Location: Pirbright HQ, School Lane, Pirbright, Surrey, GU24 0JN
This three-year role will see the successful candidate working with the University of Surrey, Surrey Wildlife Trust, Buglife and the Painshill Park Trust to help deliver our People's Postcode Lottery funded Space4Nature project.

Contact details

Apply by sending Buglife your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the best person for this role to recruitment@buglife.org.uk

Job reference: Space4Nature Conservation Officer

Please note

This position is with the conservation charity Buglife, but you will be based at the Surrey Wildlife Trust HQ in Pirbright, Surrey working on our joint Space4Nature project.

The conservation team at Buglife take pride in inspiring, influencing and working with others to support nature’s recovery, and to be a voice for invertebrates. They work in partnership with other organisations and communities to deliver nature restoration and species recovery projects around the UK.

About the role

Would you like to help Surrey’s bees and other pollinators? Can you inspire others to help make a difference for wildlife? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge with others, and working with local communities?

Space 4 Nature is a new project developing new technologies to plan and monitor nature restoration at scale. The project will utilise the newly emerging field of Earth Observation – combining satellite technology and artificial intelligence, and enlist the help of the public. Space 4 Nature is a partnership of Surrey Wildlife Trust, the University of Surrey, Buglife and Painshill Park Trust.

The Conservation Officer will work closely with Surrey Wildlife Trust to train citizen scientists in surveying plants and invertebrates and the habitats upon which they rely.

The Conservation Officer will also be responsible for restoring and enhancing wildflower-rich grasslands and heathland within the B-Lines network in Surrey, building partnerships with land managers and land owners, managing contractors, undertaking site surveys and assessments, training others, providing land management advice for the conservation of species and habitats, and providing technical support to project partners on the development of new technologies developed via Space 4 Nature.

This is a new post at Buglife. The role sits within the England Team, but also within the Space 4 Nature team, and will involve close working with our project partners at Surrey Wildlife Trust, the University of Surrey, and Painshill Park Trust.

Location is in Surrey, based at the Surrey Wildlife Trust office in Pirbright. The post holder will be expected to travel around the county, and travel further afield on occasion – for example to the Buglife HQ in Peterborough.

This is an exciting time to join Buglife, with a new ambitious strategy and a growing portfolio of conservation delivery projects across the UK. Buglife play a lead role within the conservation sector working with, and influencing, others to help the small things that run the world.

Deadline for applications is 8am on the 27th June.