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National Trust

Ecologist x 2

Location: Hybrid / Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Reference/IRC: IRC124131

Closing Date: 3rd July 2022

Salary: £30,000 per annum

Do you want to help the largest conservation charity to meet its ambitions for nature, climate and people? Can you join us in restoring a healthy, beautiful natural environment, and contribute to our goal to create and restore 25,000 hectares of Priority Habitat by 2025? We’re looking for two experienced ecologists with strong project management and collaboration skills to drive forward our activity on:

Peatlands 3 year fixed term contract - supporting technical restoration through to advocating for their importance and engaging people to love and care for them.

Biodiversity Net Gain 2 year fixed term contract – preparing for the implementation of BNG legislation, developing, delivering and managing BNG legislation, policy and practice, both internally and externally.

Ecologist (Peat)

  • Using your project/programme management skills to support the establishment and delivery of a Trust wide peat programme including facilitating programme management meetings and leading on internal communications.
  • Working with colleagues and partners to create an internal network and a programme of learning, sharing and training in peat restoration and management.
  • Using your technical and practical knowledge to contribute to developing standards and approaches to peat data collection and management that will allow us to plan restoration trajectories and monitor and evidence impact at different scales.
  • Working with operational colleagues and partners to tackle some of the barriers and challenges we face in peatland restoration and translating nature conservation and land use policy into practice.

Ecologist (Biodiversity Net Gain)

As part of a team you will be:

  • Providing evidence-based advice on habitat creation and management for nature conservation, particularly in relation to development.
  • Developing and implementing process that ensures compliance of our own developments in England, maximising the opportunity to engage with other developers to deliver their obligations (supporting our strategic ambition for nature), and integrating the developing wider offsetting agenda including carbon and nutrients.
  • Ensuring that the relevant professional communities are aware, engaged and trained appropriately to deliver BNG confidently going forward.
  • Liaising and sharing with external bodies such as eNGOs, Local Planning Authorities and government bodies to ensure we are setting best practice. Testing the implications of working externally in partnership with developers and identifying criteria for forming strategic relationships.
  • Promoting a nationwide strategic approach to BNG. You will nurture a culture of working collaboratively to achieve benefits locally and regionally, that further our national strategic ambition for nature.

Apply here

Closing Date: 03/07/2022  Location: Hybrid / Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA

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