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Test Valley Borough Council

Countryside Officer

Grade 6 £24,279 - £26,611 per annum

37 hours per week

Permanent 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.

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. A licence to enable you to survey and handle great crested newts is an essential requirement for this role.

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.

In return we offer a competitive salary, good terms and conditions, uniform and the option to join the Superannuation pension scheme.

For more information or if you are interested in applying for this position please visit the Current Vacancies page on our website.

Closing date for return of application forms - Monday 20 July 2020

Committed to equality of opportunity in employment and services.

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