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Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust

Assistant Reserves Officer (Blashford Lakes)

Part Time – 14 hours per week (Weekend, bank holiday and school holiday working will be required)
Fixed term contract
Salary: £18,500.00 to £22,000.00 pro rata depending on experience

Location: Blashford Lakes

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust is a grassroots movement working for nature’s recovery and to bring people closer to nature.

We are seeking an Assistant Reserves Officer (Blashford Lakes) to join our cause.

This fixed term role involves:

  • Providing a friendly visual presence in public areas responding to queries and positively engaging with the public about all areas of the site and its management
  • Being point of contact for weekend volunteers
  • Inspecting boundaries, paths and infrastructure and undertaking repairs where appropriate
  • Working with the Reserves Officer to ensure the effective and coordinated delivery of practical conservation on our nature reserves, primarily at Blashford Lakes
  • Assisting with aspects of administration for the education and reserves work including undertaking handling and cashing up donations
  • Ensuring all activity receipts (including expenditure and income) are recorded, stored securely & processed in accordance with Trust procedures

The full Job Description is available in our recruitment pack on our website, but in summary, the following is required:


  • Experience of working with the general public face to face and online.
  • Experience of working with volunteers
  • Basic practical conservation skills with hand-tools


  • A genuine interest in and knowledge of wildlife and nature conservation
  • Basic practical conservation skills with handtools
  • Understanding of health and safety


  • Basic practical conservation skills with handtools
  • Good communication skills
  • An aptitude for practical estate management
  • IT literate- particularly MS Office

As an inclusive employer we recognise that our workforce needs to better reflect the communities in which we live and work. We encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly those underrepresented within our sector, including people from black, Asian, minority Ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a Movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.

Closing date: 30 June 2022

To apply for the role, please visit our website 

Closing Date: 30/06/2022  Location: Blashford Lakes

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