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Somerset Wildlife Trust

Senior Land Adviser

Salary: Manager Level 3: £31,000 - £34,000

Contract type: Permanent

Working hours: Full time

Location: Somerset Wildlife Trust, County of Somerset with opportunities for hybrid working.

We are looking for an experienced land management adviser to oversee the provision of land management advice and support which will deliver SWT’s goals for 2030 across Somerset through:

  • Proactively developing relationships and projects with a range of landowners and communities that enables land management which stimulates nature’s recovery, maximises nature-based solutions provision, develops new avenues of sustainable farming systems, and secures a long-term economic future for land managers and farmers committing to nature recovery.
  • Working closely alongside our nature recovery and sales consultancy teams identifying opportunities to fund the delivery of land management advice through emerging funding mechanisms such as Environmental Land Management Scheme, Biodiversity Net Gain and carbon sequestration, alongside identifying, enabling and delivering commercial opportunities.
  • Growing the skills base within Somerset Wildlife Trust and work closely with our commercial arm Somerset Wildlife Trust Consultancy and the Somerset Environmental Records Centre to ensure that we can provide a range of basic, standard and bespoke land management advisory service across the Trust.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks:

Leadership & Management:

The Senior Land Adviser will support the Nature Recovery Team by supervising and line managing the Mendip Hills Farm Facilitation Co-Ordinator and Mendip Landscape Recovery Officer.

Responsibility 1: Conservation Management

Share knowledge and expertise.

Responsibility 2: Building Relationships with the Land Owning/ Management Community.

Be proactive and nurture strong relationships.

Responsibility 3: Growing the SWT Land Management Advisory Service

Provide leadership and grasp opportunities to grow the SWT service.

Additional benefits of working for the Somerset Wildlife Trust include:

  • 7% employer pension contribution
  • Life insurance
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Flexible and agile working
  • Wellbeing support – EAP, wellbeing champions
  • Diversity networks through RSWT/TWT
  • Paid volunteer days
  • Continuous Professional Development opportunities
  • Minimum 33 days of holiday (25 annual leave + bank holidays)
  • Active staff social events

Closing date: Monday 22 April 2024

The opportunity to make a real and positive difference to nature, communities and the climate.

Please CLICK HERE to be redirected to our website, for more information and to apply.

Closing Date: 22/04/2024  Location: Somerset

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