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Logo: London Wildlife TrustGreat North Wood Project Officer

Salary: £23,787 - £25,305 (pro rata £19,030 – 20,244)

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd July 2019

Location: Centre for Wildlife Gardening, 28 Marsden Road, London, SE15 4EE and other locations around the Great North Wood

Job ref: Part time 4 days per week, Fixed Term until 31 March 2021


London Wildlife Trust is a growing charity with a diverse range of projects and funding sources. Since April 2017 we have been delivering a project which is National Lottery Heritage Funded in ‘The Great North Wood’ (GNW). The GNW is an ancient landscape that was instrumental in the development of London but that is now a somewhat forgotten fragmented patchwork of woodland and green space sites. The project aims to ‘reconnect’ and enhance remnant sites of heritage woodland for both wildlife and people across the Forest Hill, Sydenham and Norwood ridge in south London.


Since Aril 2017 the project has been delivering a programme of practical woodland conservation volunteer workdays, community engagement events, and woodland monitoring and surveying in order to record, celebrate and enhance 161 hectares across 13 sites in this part of south London.


The project is increasing local people’s knowledge of and access to this unique woodland heritage, assessing the condition of the GNW through targeted monitoring of five flagship indicator species (oak, hornbeam, purple hairstreak butterfly, stag beetle and woodpeckers). And linking the remnant GNW sites together through unified interpretation.


We are looking for a project officer to join our Great North Wood team to help take the project through to completion in March 2021. The successful candidate will have practical woodland management experience along with strong community engagement skills, excellent networking and facilitation skills with a range of stakeholders. As well as strong communication (both written and verbal) and IT skills.


London Wildlife Trust manages thirty-six nature reserve sites across the capital that are exemplars of urban conservation land management and which engage the local communities that use them. The Trust delivers projects focusing on protecting priority habitats and species in London and works to influence policy makers.


The Trust engages London’s diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, volunteering programmes and education and outreach work. To understand more about our plans, read our strategic plan: For a Wilder City 2015 – 2020  


Contact details:


To apply, please send a completed Candidate Details Form and Application Form to recruitment@wildlondon.org.uk  


For further information please click here  

Closing date: 3 July 2019, 9:00am
Interview date: 10 & 11  July 2019


An enhanced DBS Check is required for this role.

London Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer.



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