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The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales

Assistant Conservation Officer

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales is seeking to recruit an Assistant Conservation Officer

Salary: £22,000 – £23,000 permanent contract

Location: Parc Slip Nature Centre, Bridgend with some home working

Hours: 35 per week with flexi / TOIL

Deadline: Monday 19th June @5pm

Interviews: Monday 26th June @ Parc Slip Nature Centre, Bridgend

Invitations to interview will be sent to shortlisted applicants by 5pm on Weds 21st June

We are looking for an enthusiastic ecologist with a desire to learn and a hands-on approach. Working to the Nature Recovery Manager you will directly contribute to the advancement of our 30 by 30 target – 30% of Wales’ land and sea protected and positively managed for nature by 2030. The work will a mixture of office-based and hands-on, proper conservation! The focus is on projects in central south Wales, but with the opportunity to assist our Conservation Officer in west and mid-Wales. You will be part of a larger Wildlife Trust conservation team working closely together for nature’s recovery.

This post is suitable for those early on in their career. Essential criteria are:

  • A degree or professional or industry qualification and/or relevant experience in ecology, covering species/habitats relevant to Wales.
  • Awareness of Nature Conservation designations and laws.
  • Surveying and monitoring species/habitats relevant to south and west Wales.
  • Collaborative inclusive approach to working with other organisations.
  • Experience of working with a team.
  • A clean driving licence.

The diverse portfolio of projects comprises elements of ecological monitoring, habitat management, project implementation, and report writing. In doing so, you would have the opportunity to survey and monitor for a range of charismatic protected species including bats, great crested newts, reptiles, hazel dormouse, water vole, etc. Some of this work is conducted on a consultancy basis, so partnership working is important.

We are committed to putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of The Wildlife Trusts, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the joy of wildlife in their daily lives. As a Welsh charity, we recognise the importance of an individual’s right to use the Welsh language equally, and without prejudice. Staff will be supported to improve their Welsh language skills.

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Closing Date: 19/06/2023  Location: Parc Slip Nature Centre, Bridgend with some home working

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