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National Trust

Peatland Officer


Based: Mid and SE Wales, Dan Y Gyrn, Blaenglyn Farm, Brecon, LD3 8NF

Salary: £30,000 pa

You’ll be working on a peatland restoration programme in the commons of Mid Wales and the Brecon Beacons, ensuring that our land is sustainably run, provides high quality conservation and plays a vital part in mitigating climate change.

Working with colleagues, external partners and collaborators, as well as the local community you'll be an advocate for Peatland management.

Occasionally situations may arise that require the post holder to perform such other duties or tasks as the Trust may reasonably require.

What it's like to work here

This post will be part of the National Trust Cymru Consultancy Team - an inhouse team of multidisciplinary experts who together form a great repository of skills, talents and experience. It’s about being part of something different, where values matter and where our decisions are based on looking after our places for everyone, forever.

The post will be based on our Mid Wales properties covering a collection of commons that collectively covers more than 10,500ha of upland and geographically is spread from Abergavenney in the West to Rhayader in the North. Much of this land is included in the Brecon Beacons National Park and large areas are also designated for their special plant communities and bird life.

What you'll be doing

You’ll lead, support and assist our property teams in delivering peatland and wider nature restoration at one of our key Nature accelerator portfolios, representing National Trust Cymru both internally and externally. You’ll deliver programmes of work alongside staff and volunteers, reporting both within our project management framework and externally, sharing our findings with others embarking on similar works.

Who we're looking for

  • An environmental professional with a good conservation knowledge.
  • Good understanding of what is happening in nature conservation external to the National Trust in Wales.
  • Adaptable, and able to make decisions and drive projects forwards working to budgets and timescales.
  • Understanding of external issues, legislation, policy, practice and guidance.
  • Ability to build collaborative working relationships with internal staff, external professionals, operational managers and senior managers.
  • Ability to enthuse, encourage and raise confidence of non-specialists in areas of nature conservation.

To find out more and to apply please click here

Closing Date: 14/08/2022  Location: Mid and SE Wales, Dan Y Gyrn, Blaenglyn Farm, Brecon, LD3 8NF

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