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Gwent Wildlife Trust

The British Nature Recovery Officer

This post has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.

Sitting within the Nature Recovery Team, The British Nature Recovery Officer will increase community engagement and oversee the management of GWT's estate to increase species populations and habitat resilience. The role will be split between The British site in Talywain (0.6FTE) and the rest of the GWT estate (0.4FTE).

The British is a site which was home to heavy industry for many years, but has since lain neglected since the 1980s. Whilst it is loved and valued by many members of the local community, it is subject to landscape crime. Since 2016, The British has been owned by Torfaen Council, and they have been driving a Partnership approach to transforming the British into a safe, sustainable and thriving site. The British Nature Recovery Officer will pay a key role in the Partnership of strengthening community ownership of the site, implementing the Landscape Management Plan with volunteers and deterring landscape crime.

This role works alongside three Nature Recovery Officers and a Conservation Grazing Officer and reports to the Nature Recovery Manager. Together this team will deliver exemplary nature reserves management countywide, with this management constantly improving due to a close partnership with the Evidence Team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly organised and approachable person with a passion for nature, to support a local community to connect to a fantastic site whilst also being able to increase habitat resilience. To be successful in this role, you will enjoy talking with a wide range of people and be able to disseminate information to them in the most appropriate format; be able to motivate, mediate and persuade people to take action or to change their actions; and be able to undertake practical habitat management tasks and understand the impacts on the biodiversity of the site. Experience of working in the conservation and community engagement sectors will be advantageous.

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Please complete the application form and email to by Friday 3rd December 2021. Interviews scheduled for Wednesday 15th December 2021.

For more information about this role, please contact: Richard Mundy, Nature Recovery Manager, on 01600 740600 ext 4106; 07891 044007 or

Closing Date: 03/12/2021  Location: NP25 4DY

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