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Logo: National TrustAssistant Wildlife Adviser

£27,191 pa

Fixed Term f/t (37.5 hrs pw for 24 mo)

Ref: IRC71599

Bristol

 

Summary

 

We're looking for someone with proven experience of nature conservation and sustainable land management to join our team for two years. You will be guided by our Wildlife Advisers to provide support and technical knowledge to our properties, driving higher standards of conservation land management. Your work will directly help to deliver the objectives within our 2025 Strategy to restore a healthy, beautiful natural environment. If you have an ecological background and experience of habitat restoration & creation, an ability to work with a wide range of people to focus on delivery then we want to hear from you!

 

What it's like to work here

 

We are offering an exciting role where you can make a positive difference to some of our 50,000 hectares of land in the South West.  This post can be based out of either Bristol or Tisbury depending on your preference. You’ll have the opportunity to work on a fantastic range of estates across Wessex including parts of Somerset, Dorset and the Cotswolds, from the splendour and magnificence of Tyntesfield to the Sherborne Estate, recent host of the immensely popular Springwatch.  The land holdings you will engage with are vast including notable historic estates. 

 

What you'll be doing

 

Working under the guidance of our Wildlife Advisers you'll be providing consultancy advice and support to properties in nature conservation and site management. You’ll support taking forward our best opportunities to improve land management and ensure that all our land is managed in a way that is good for nature and the environment. You’ll be working closely with your consultant colleagues to come up with the best prescriptions, considering the wider needs of the Trust and our tenants.

 

This is an exciting opportunity to increase the confidence of our property staff to help drive exemplary nature conservation in the south west. You will be jointly managing a number of projects that will require you to engage external services and expertise, including identifying the ongoing management resource that will be needed.

 

Who we're looking for

 

To excel in this role you'll need to have/be:

  • The ability to provide in depth land management guidance to achieve desired positive outcomes for nature
  • Experience of habitat restoration and creation.
  • In-depth knowledge of nature conservation including understanding of external issues, legislation, policy, practice, instructions and guidance
  • Consulting skills of listening, building trust and acting to deliver a high quality service
  • Good inter-personal skills, including a team-working ethic.
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships with staff, volunteers, tenants and others
  • Strong coaching, training, mentoring & facilitation skills
  • Project management skills with an ability to both manage and engage with multiple projects
  • The skills needed to undertake surveys and translate survey and monitoring data into nature management guidance

 

The package

 

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan – from as little as £3.09 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership at over 100 leisure facilities across the country

 

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

 

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our Retail and Food & Beverage outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

 

For further information and to apply, please click here 

 

Closing date: 19 November 2018

Proposed interview date: 05 December 2018

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