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National Trust


Location: Buscot & Coleshill

Contract Type: Fixed-Term, Part Time

Reference/IRC: IRC145713

Closing Date: 03-Dec-2023

Salary: £30,225 per annum pro rata

This is an exciting opportunity to work at one of the National Trust’s flagship countryside places, Buscot and Coleshill Estate in Oxfordshire. We are looking for an experienced ecologist to join our team, working closely with internal experts and local partners, to realise the Estate’s potential. You will play a key role in scoping, shaping and delivering our work to recover nature across the varied landscape of the 3000 hectare Estate.

We can offer between 15-22.5 hours a week. This can be discussed at interview.

The Estate has previously been at the forefront of revolutionary approaches to food and nature, with a succession of industry leading model farms in the 19th century and pioneering tenant farmers with organic milk in the 20th. This is, once again, a critical time for the Estate, as we begin to shape and plan what the Estate will look like in the future.

We're a hardworking and passionate team with a lot we would like to achieve. The role is based at the traditional Estate Office, set within the 19th century Home Farm.

You’ll be working closely with the Project Manager and the Countryside Team to develop and carry out a plan to baseline the Estate. This will include reviewing existing habitat and species surveys, completing and commissioning new surveys, and creating a long-term plan to monitor the site.

You’ll also work with the community and tenant farmers, to develop the long-term vision for the Estate, centred around putting food and nature together in the landscape.

Working with National Trust staff and local volunteers, you'll arrange and run training and mentoring events, to upskill volunteers to support the delivery of surveys and monitoring.

Who we're looking for

  • Proven knowledge and identification skills for UK habitats and species and experience of standard survey, monitoring, and evaluation techniques.
  • Experience in translating survey and monitoring data into effective land management guidance and plans.
  • Ability to plan and deliver a programme of surveys to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to build effective internal and external relationships, present ecological data to a range of audiences including the public, and work closely with volunteers.
  • Evaluation and data analytical skills and knowledge of associated programmes, IT, GIS and biological recording systems.

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Closing Date: 03/12/2023  Location: Buscot & Coleshill

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