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Test Valley Borough Council

Countryside Officer (Maternity Cover)

Maternity Cover 9 month’s contract


Working within Community and Leisure team you will help guide the day to day management of our nature reserves and green spaces throughout the borough, and assist with the delivery of the Council’s Climate and ecological Emergency action plan.

The position calls for a knowledge and understanding of ecological issues, legislation and policies as well as the ability to write, implement and then monitor the effects of site management plans. You will be confident dealing with contractors and happy to manage our livestock which graze some of our sites.

Your ecological knowledge will be matched with your enthusiasm and commitment to lead practical volunteer work parties with the community and inspire schools, universities and the local community to the importance of nature conservation.

To be successful you will need to be a confident communicator, and be able to demonstrate a good understanding of practical terrestrial and aquatic habitat management, ecological surveys and experience of leading volunteer and school groups.

An ecological / countryside management qualification and the ability to use Microsoft applications are essential as is your ability to work evenings and weekends.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Boyce Jeffery, Senior Countryside Officer on 01264 368823.

Closing date: 19 January 2022.

To apply, please visit our website.

Closing Date: 19/01/2022  Location: Andover

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