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Logo: Cumbria Wildlife TrustPeatland Restoration Officer (Maternity Cover)


25,858 pro rata, per annum, plus pension contribution of 9% (Year 1 Grade 6), equates to 15,515 per annum for a 21 hour week.


Kendal, Cumbria. 21 hours per week.


Temporary role to cover maternity leave. It is expected that this will be for one year however, the role may end sooner if the employee returns earlier.


Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organisation devoted solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria. Our small peatland team are the lead delivery partner for Cumbria Peat Partnership.


We have a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic officer to use our expertise to help others deliver conservation projects to restore upland wetlands across Cumbria, mostly within the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Parks.


This varied role will include:


  • Undertaking site surveys to identify vegetation and peatland erosion features
  • Overseeing volunteer work parties to carry out practical restoration
  • Oversee contractors delivering peatland restoration work.


Main Responsibilities and Accountabilities:


  • Using remote data, map peatland erosion features on GIS.
  • Prepare plans and forms for contracts
  • Ground surveys of peatland sites to include habitat mapping and erosion features.
  • Deliver practical management work parties on peatland sites with volunteers and project partners.
  • Manage all restoration data within GIS systems
  • Work closely with land owners and other partners to develop restoration plans


You will need to have a good understanding of nature conservation issues in the UK uplands, particularly with reference to peatlands, as well as being self-motivated and organised. Experience of delivering practical conservation projects and lone working in remote sites is essential.


Closing date: 9.00am on Tuesday, 16 July 2019.

Interviews: Tuesday 23 July 2019.


For full details and an application pack, visit www.cumbriawildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs or call 01539 816300. 



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