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Cirl Country Farmland Conservation Adviser

Do you want to work closely with the farming community in south Devon to ensure that cirl bunting and other farmland wildlife thrive? We are looking for an experienced and enthusiastic conservation adviser to help deliver habitat improvements across the current cirl bunting UK range.

Cirl Country Farmland Conservation Adviser
Reference: JUL20220044
Location: Exeter
£28,420.00 - £31,529.00 Per Annum
Hours: Full-Time, 37.5 hours per week
Contract: 2 year Fixed-Term
Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration: 2 years

This role will work closely with the Conservation Officer to deliver the RSPB Cirl Country Landscape Plan objectives. The aim is to ensure the recovering cirl bunting population continues to thrive by supporting the farming community through this period of transition in farm support. Alongside cirl bunting habitat improvements, opportunities for other struggling farmland wildlife for example, arable plants and birds such as yellowhammer and skylark, will be developed. Species monitoring and working with volunteers will support habitat delivery and will be a key objective for this role.

Essential skills

  • Excellent knowledge of the ecology, species and habitats in Southern Devon
  • A good understanding of current agri-environment schemes
  • Proven experience of working with farmers and land managers
  • Experience of people engagement initiatives
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Competent user of core MS operations

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Specialist knowledge of farmland species and habitats within Southern England

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

Whilst there may be options to work flexibly and remotely, you would need to be Devon based ideally.

Closing date: 23:59, Sunday, 7th August 2022

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 15th August.

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The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Closing Date: 07/08/2022  Location: Exeter, Devon

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