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Conservation Officer

£27,574.00 - £30,590.00 Per Annum
Permanent, full-time role

Please note that due to the nature of this role and its location, the successful candidate should be able to travel to remote locations without the use of public transport.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, positive and self-motivated Conservation Officer with a proven track record of working in the UK uplands, particularly in areas with Driven Grouse Shooting who has experience of partnership working at an inter-organisational level, to work within our Forest of Bowland Priority Landscape

About the role

Conservation Officers have a key role in managing and delivering projects, in association with RSPB colleagues. This includes those led by RSPB and RSPB’s delivery in wider partnerships, particularly within priority landscapes. The role has an important external element, for someone with the ability to see and respect the situation and perspectives of others, who has an open mind in respect of the differing forms of upland management and who can build positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders so that our collective policies and messages are understood and furthered within and outwith the Forest of Bowland.

What we need from you


  • Sufficient conservation and/or management knowledge in relevant areas, such as moorland management, upland woodlands, and upland farming together with the habitat and species priority conservation requirements for these areas.
  • Understanding of the concept of landscape scale conservation and the pressures on land use in the operational area of this role.
  • Proven track record of partnership working and community liaison and public engagement work.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and presentational) - including an ability to speak confidently and cogently in public to a variety of audiences.
  • Sufficient knowledge of a range of delivery mechanisms for conservation work relevant to the operational area of this role to enable recommendations to senior staff of appropriate responses and interventions. (eg relevant agri-environment schemes, woodland grants).
  • The ability to see and incorporate the ideas of others into your ways of working
  • A degree level qualification in a relevant subject or ability to show equivalent work experience.
  • Experience of negotiating with the public or private sector, to deliver biodiversity benefits, through both regulatory and voluntary means, especially planning casework.
  • Competency in use of GIS and core MS Office Programmes.

Closing: 23:59, 21 January 2022

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Closing Date: 21/01/2022  Location: Lancaster

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