Conservation Grazing Manager

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The Conservation Grazing Manager will develop and implement a dynamic and innovative conservation grazing strategy for Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, working closely with the regional nature reserves teams to implement our Nature Recovery Strategy, which is overseen by our Nature Recovery Committee.

Embracing modern conservation thinking, technology and a wider approach to conservation, the role holder will develop more naturalistic systems of grazing, where necessary moving the Trust away from more traditional agricultural approaches. The manager will ensure that grazing animals are available to nature reserve managers to sustain priority habitats, helping to deliver nature’s recovery across Yorkshire. This may involve ‘pulse’ grazing on smaller sites and more extensive grazing systems with a mix of species, on larger, wilder sites. The manager will take responsibility for health and safety and animal welfare, creating a culture where these are two central pillars of the grazing operation.

The manager will also collaborate internally and externally to help our grazing programme to optimise its impact. Internally, working with communications, fundraising and engagement teams, to ensure our programme is inspiring and educating our audiences.

Outside of the Trust advising partners, farmers and landowners, and generate income through professional advice, the sale of animals and other products arising from the operation.

This role will be based in either York or Pickering, and across a seven-day rota.

How to apply:

Please submit an up-to-date CV and supporting statement. When writing your supporting statement, please refer to the person specification within the job description, and ensure you describe your relevant knowledge, skills and experience relevant to the role. Ideally, your CV and supporting statement should be in an editable format, such as Word, so we can anonymise your documents prior to the short-listing process.

Closing date: Tuesday 10 October 2023 at 9:00am

Interview date: Tuesday 24 October 2023

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.

We are committed to creating a Movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We want our people to flourish, just like nature.