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Logo: Durham Wildlife TrustNaturally Native Development Manager


Salary £28,000 per annum plus £1,000 bonus on submission of the HLF proposal.

Fixed term contract to 31st January 2020

Closing date for applications is:  9am Monday 14th January 2019


The North East Wildlife Trusts (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across the North East of England. The Naturally Native project will tackle the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation.


Employed by Durham Wildlife Trust on behalf of the wider partnership, this post will be responsible for the detailed development of a Stage 2 Heritage Lottery Fund submission, which aims to unlock over £500,000 of Heritage Lottery funding for project work to conserve the endangered water vole.


Naturally Native will provide a model for reversing the harm done to our ecosystems by non-native species and will restore our natural heritage for future generations. The Development Manager will co-ordinate the development of successful communications strategies and engagement activities, key to encouraging communities and landowners to actively participate in the project. They will be responsible for guiding professional and volunteer habitat and species survey and the development of robust methodologies that will inform the Stage 2 submission and delivery. They will work alongside a wide range of stakeholders, from public to private sectors, voluntary and community groups and local landowners to reverse the dramatic decline in water vole populations.


This post may suit an experienced candidate interested in species, habitat and landscape level development or a more recent graduate looking to widen their experience in this field.


Based at Durham Wildlife Trustís Head Office:  Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU


For a detailed job description and how to apply go to www.durhamwt.com/jobs or email jobs@durhamwt.co.uk . Further queries on the content of the role may be directed to Mark Dinning on 0191 584 3112.


Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held on Monday 21st January 2019 at Rainton Meadows.



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