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Logo: Kent Wildlife TrustJob Title: Wilding Ecologists

Two posts available both employed by Kent wildlife Trust.

One full time funded by Kent Wildlife Trust and Wildwood and one part time (3days/wk) role funded by Interreg and Kent Wildlife Trust

Salary Range:  Up to 30,000 pro rata DOE

Based Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent


The Job: 

A unique opportunity to drive the reintroduction of chough to the white cliffs; pine marten to Kentish woodlands; bison & boar to the Blean; the strengthening of beaver, turtle dove, wart-biter cricket & heath fritillary populations through their reinforcement on KWTs reserves and partner land-holdings.


What an amazing vision to be part of.


Conservation thinking is changing. The establishment of new ideas and concepts around less prescriptive and intensive management of ecosystems and component habitats are now being positively explored through the re-wilding movement, advocating more extensive management of broad mosaics of habitats at a landscape scale, underpinned by the reintroduction species including chough, beaver, pine marten and red squirrels.


KWT want to lead this work in the South East and have made this clear in our Wilder Kent Vision. We are looking for highly motivated individuals to join our Wilder Landscapes Team, identifying opportunities for applying wilding techniques through engagement with landowners, partners and other conservation bodies whilst also supporting KWT staff in understanding and supporting the value of these techniques.


These roles will for the core team that spearheads this new approach for KWT and successful candidates will have the opportunity to support colleagues within KWT and partner organisation with the implementation of projects including work on captive breeding and releases with Wildwood Trust to whom the full time role will be seconded on a 1 day a week basis. 


We welcome candidates who embrace these new concepts, are excited by exploring innovative conservation management, are looking for an opportunity to proactively developing their skill and knowledge, and are enthusiastic about working on a wide variety of natural process restoration projects across the county. This will be your opportunity to make your mark in this new, exciting area of conservation and thereby help turn the tide on the catastrophic decline in bio-abundance.   


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

To apply please visit our website to download an application pack and apply via the link www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk

Applicants should read the Guidance Notes carefully before completing the applicant information form, supported by a Cover Note and CV.


Closing Date:    Mid-day on Monday 1st July 2019

Interview Date:  Monday 8th July 2019


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