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Invasive Species Officer

Organisation: South West Lakes Trust

Contract: 01 March 2019 – 31 March 2020

Salary: £24,000 to £27,00 per annum pro rata


Details: We are looking for an Invasive Species Officer to deliver our campaign to raise awareness of invasive non-native species and work with South West Water to prepare and implement biosecurity measures. By working with local communities, volunteers, employees, partners and external funders you will improve the understanding of the risks presented by invasive non-native species, encouraging biosecurity control measures as part of their everyday experience.


The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Proven experience of engaging groups of stakeholders to deliver a change in habit.
  • At least two years’ experience of employment in nature conservation, as well as an understanding of current nature conservation policy.
  • Knowledge and experience of working with invasives and within designated sites and the requirements and restrictions this brings about.
  • Experience in conservation and countryside management including project management undertaking ecological studies and knowledge of geographical information systems.
  • Good interpersonal skills and a good communicator at all levels with an enthusiasm for working with volunteers and stakeholders.
  • Enthusiastic with a positive approach to problem-solving and demonstrating a flexible approach.
  • Ability to work under own initiative and take responsibility for the overall programme.
  • Degree or equivalent in a relevant environmental discipline.


For further details and to apply, please click here

Or email recruitment@swlakestrust.org.uk


Applications must be received by 12:00 pm on Friday 18th January 2019.


Interviews will be held week commencing 28th January 2019




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