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Kent Wildlife Trust

Defra Test & Trials Project Administrator

Closing Date: 2nd February 2022

Interview Date: 9th February 2022

Salary: Up to £21,422 p.a. pro rata

Contract Type: Part Time 3 days per week – Fixed Term until 30th June 2023

Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone

Globally and nationally wildlife is in steep decline. We appear to be reaching critical tipping points around the loss of biodiversity as well as around climate change, both being interlinked. Human society cannot prosper without wildlife and healthy ecosystems.

Kent’s wildlife needs to be restored to much higher levels. We can no longer allow common things to become rare. We can only do this by restoring large-scale habitat from degraded land. Doing this will contribute to solving global problems. But we won’t be able to do this unless we publicly aspire to a higher level of impact and show that we can deliver this.

This crucial role will ensure the smooth running of an 18-month project. The project is all about engaging with farmers to explore how the new streams of natural capital finance (carbon offsetting, biodiversity net gain and others) could be incorporated into their businesses and explore the challenges and opportunities this presents. This role forms one of Defra’s Test & Trials to see how these new funding streams can compliment the new Environmental Land Management Scheme and give farmers of Kent a real say in how the scheme is developed.

You’ll be working alongside a new Farmer Cluster Officer and providing support in the forms of minute taking, report writing, questionnaire creation and engaging communications content. You’ll also be responsible for liaising with the funder to keep the project on track and to budget.

You’ll be working within a team of Farmer Cluster Officers who are at the exciting intersection between farming and wildlife conservation. You’ll be embedded in this world, learning all about how landscape restoration is being delivered and be a vital part of this team. With experience of problem solving and working in fast paced environments, you’ll be creating the tools needed to carry out this project and will enjoy working collaboratively with others. As a keen organiser, you will be tracking multiple types of data and ensuring this is captured in the most efficient ways.

Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. Join our team and help us create a Wilder Kent! In return we will inspire you, listen to you, value you, treat you equally and fairly, look after your health and wellbeing and encourage flexibility from day one, enabling you to draw on these benefits to be a better, happier and more productive you.

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The Kent Wildlife Trust Group is Wild About Inclusion. To us, this means inspiring, empowering and engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities and abilities, to change the natural world for the better. It also means cultivating inclusive workspaces that are free from discrimination, where differences are celebrated, everyone can be themselves and flourish, just like nature!

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Closing Date: 02/02/2022  Location: Tyland Barn, Maidstone

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