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Logo: Kent Wildlife TrustJob Title: Road Verge Biomass Officer

Fixed contract part-time (3 days/week) post to October 2021

Closing Date: Mid-day on Monday 2nd July 2018

Interview Date: Thursday 19th July 2018

Salary Range: £25,330 pro rata

Based Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

 

The Job: Grassification is an Interreg 2 Seas programme funded project, working with partners from Flanders and the Netherlands, which aims to explore opportunities for the sustainable disposal of clippings from road verge vegetation management.

 

The project is in a number of stages and will include the exploration of mechanical techniques for the cutting and collection of road verge vegetation and the subsequent disposal through sustainable end uses including anaerobic digestion and other, more innovative biomass uses. Ultimately the project aims to understand the

processes required to develop a viable economic model for the long term use of cut material from road verges. As the Road Verge Biomass Officer you will work with European and UK partners (including Christchurch Canterbury University and Highways England) to oversee the delivery of habitat enhancement works on road verges across Kent. This will include liaising with contractors and Kent County Council Highways Section to develop a network of existing Roadside Nature Reserves (RNRs) and other road verges which will be subject to a pilot cut, collect and disposal programme of works using machinery, techniques and advice from European partners. You will be responsible for managing the Kent part of the project, ensuring the project outcomes are delivered on time, on budget and maximises the benefits to wildlife and the Trust in developing a long-term, more sustainable RNR and road verge management project. 

 

You: Your passion for wildlife conservation, motivation and ability to work to tight deadlines will be needed to lead on the exciting and innovative delivery of this project. You will have the opportunity to work with colleagues from KWT and European Partners to develop your skills in habitat management, species surveying and identification and partnership working in order to deliver an innovative approach managing Kentís road verges.

If you feel you have the experience and skills to meet the challenge of this exciting and demanding new role, we would be very interested to hear from you.

 

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals.  We are all working to protect wildlife and to find better ways to run an efficient and effective organisation.

 

Contact details:

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Hadaway on 01622 662012 paul.hadaway@kentwildlife.org.uk

 

For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk or visit our website: www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

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