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Senior Conservation Officer - East Midlands

Senior Conservation Officer - East Midlands
Reference: MAY20219621
Location: Flexible -East Midlands
Salary: £32,400 - £35,944

What is the role is about?

Comprising seven separate counties, the East Midlands area stretches from Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire in the south to Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in the north. In addition to seven significant nature reserves, the East Midlands plays host to two Priority Landscapes; one covering the Dark Peak area of the Peak District National Park and the other stretching across the world-famous Sherwood landscape.

The future of our uplands is at a crossroads, with the need for change gathering profile and pace. Within the Dark Peak priority landscape, the successful candidate will be responsible for advocating the RSPB's position on upland management for the joint benefit of biodiversity and wider society, with real changes seen as a result.

Surrounding one of the RSPB's most recently developed nature reserves, the Sherwood priority landscape aims to increase habitat connectivity and quantity at a significant scale, in order that the remaining areas of ancient woodland, wood pasture and associated habitats can once again thrive.

To the south, the RSPB is proactively engaged with developments within the Oxford-Cambridge Arc, where we and our partners are working to ensure government ambitions come at no cost to nature and that nature's recovery is at the heart of any future developments.

This is full-time home-based role for the successful candidate. However, you will be expected to attend regular meetings as required. We are flexible where within the East Midlands the candidate wishes to be based.

Essential skills, knowledge & experience:

  1. Degree level qualification in a relevant subject or equivalent work experience.
  2. Understanding of species and habitats, landscape scale conservation, land use and management, relevant policy and legislation of the East Midlands
  3. Knowledge of a range of delivery mechanisms for conservation work relevant to the operational area.
  4. Forming effective teams and working effectively as a team player.
  5. Confident advocating a position to landowners and managers, local politicians, members and volunteers who have different views.
  6. Ability to rapidly analyse significant quantities of information, prioritise and balance a diverse workload
  7. Experience of working to survey, protect and/or manage important sites, species or habitats.
  8. Experience of negotiating with and influencing the public or private sector, to deliver biodiversity benefits, through both regulatory and voluntary means.

Closing: 23 June

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Closing Date: 23/06/2021  Location: Flexible – East Midlands

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