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Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Assistant Reserves Officer

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Could you play an active role in nature’s recovery in Herts & Middlesex?

Assistant Reserves Officer
Starting salary £23,082, plus contribution to pension auto-enrolment. Full-time, permanent contract.

About the role

The Assistant Reserves Officer is one of our team managing and developing the Trust’s nature reserves for people and wildlife. Your work place includes internationally recognised wetlands and woodlands along with nationally important meadows, chalk grasslands and heathland across Hertfordshire and Middlesex.

You will need to have strong experience in practical habitat management, including the use of power tools and machinery, such as chainsaws, brushcutters and BCS mowers. You will have experience of working within a dynamic team and leading volunteers. You will need to have a keen interest in wildlife and preferably a knowledge of the habitats in our area.

No two days are the same as an ARO at HMWT; you will get the opportunity to utlise and develop your practical habitat management skills across our nature reserves including tree felling, coppicing, scrub clearance, hay cutting and pond/ditch management. You will also undertake the maintenance of site infrastructure; assist with the management of livestock; and perform surveying and monitoring of habitat/species, tree safety and infrastructure. These tasks will be delivered working closely with members of the nature reserves team; our volunteer wardens and our practical conservation volunteers.

About the Trust

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is a local conservation charity working to protect wildlife and help people connect with nature. With a team of volunteers we care for wild places so that nature has a place to thrive. We help people experience the wildlife on their doorsteps and to take steps to protect it.

We believe that wildlife should have space to thrive alongside our everyday lives and that everyone benefits from having access to nature.

Our staff team is enthusiastic, friendly and committed to wildlife conservation and exemplifies our values of professionalism, valuing contributions by others and continually striving to improve. We offer flexible working as well as other benefits such as salary sacrifice schemes. Our head office is based in the attractive setting of Verulamium Park on the outskirts of St Albans.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please e-mail Dan Townsend, Senior Reserves Officer at to arrange a call.

The Trust retains the right to amend the job description in consultation with the post holder to reflect changes in or to the job.

For more information and to apply (CVs are not accepted), visit our website

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Grebe House
St Michael’s Street
St Albans


Closing Date: Monday 1st July 9am

Interview: Friday 12th July – Teams (online)

Willingness to travel throughout our work area and flexibility to work occasional irregular hours is required for this post. The post will be subject to a Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health of all our staff.

Closing Date: 01/07/2024  Location: Grebe House, St Albans, Hertfordshire

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