Reserve Officer (Great Fen)

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Salary: £20,512 - £22,000 per annum
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Corney's Barn, Long Drove, Holme, Cambridgeshire, PE26 2SU
This is a rare and exciting opportunity to join the team changing the face of the Fens in the Wildlife Trusts biggest Living Landscape project. You will get to help manage and restore wetland and grassland habitats and take part in exciting new wet farming pilot. Saving peat, protecting wildlife and improving people’s lives.

Contact details

Enquiries about the role: Lorna.Parker@wildlifebcn.org

Applications to: recruitment@wildlifebcn.org

As reserves officer you will join the Great Fen team to carry out practical management (including mowing, weeding, and scrub control), coordinate external graziers, maintain visitor infrastructure and help deliver habitat creation and enhancement.  You will also work closely with other staff on-site to deliver habitat and species monitoring, events and public engagement.

You will join us at an exciting time where we have 15 years’ worth of new habitats gradually being colonised by wildlife, and big plans for the next phase of works which we are hoping to start in 2022/23.  You will learn all about the important role we have to play in climate change mitigation, the local economy and the lives of local people, and spread your knowledge and enthusiasm to all sorts of audiences.

You will be based at the onsite office and workshop which is shared with the wider Cambridgeshire reserves team.

 

You will need: practical habitat management experience and ecology knowledge, experience of working with graziers and contractors, confidence in delivering walks, talks and events, experience of managing volunteers. 

We’re wild about inclusion and want our staff to be as diverse as Wildlife.  As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work.

We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and cultures.  We believe that a diverse workforce will help us create our vision of ‘people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife.”

Equality and Diversity

“We’re wild about inclusion! We want our people/staff to be as diverse as wildlife.  As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work.  We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, identities and cultures.  We believe that a diverse workforce will help us create our vision of ‘people close to nature, with land and seas rich in wildlife.”

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