Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust

Mend the Gap Project Officer

Salary: £28,000 - £30,010 per annum

Contract: 2 year Fixed Term Contract

Hours: 35 hours per week. Flexibility in working pattern, in agreement with line manager

Based: Oxford. [Hybrid working is available]

The Mend the Gap Project Officer will help nature recover by providing wildlife friendly management advice and delivering habitat enhancement works, supporting landowners to act for nature and manage their land positively for wildlife.

What you’ll be doing;

  • Building relationships with, and creating habitat management plans for, landowners throughout the Mend the Gap project area
  • Preparing work specifications, managing quotes and instructing external contractors to carry out works
  • Supervising external contractors carrying out surveys and capital works on our Cholsey Marsh Reserve and third party land
  • Providing advice to landowners on sources of funding for wildlife friendly land management and developing links between local volunteer organisations to facilitate nature conservation activities

What we’re looking for;

  • Ability to connect with people across BBOWT as well as external stakeholders such as landowners, farmers and contractors to deliver conservation based activities
  • Ability to independently draw up conservation management plans
  • Experience of drawing up work specifications and managing contractors carrying out works on site
  • Able to work to targets/deadlines without close supervision

For all your hard work you can expect a great rewards package in return, including 36 days of annual leave pro rata. For full details of our benefits, please visit the advert on our jobs page.

To apply for this role, visit our website

The closing time and date for applications is 11.59pm on 4th June 2024. Interviews will take place 13th June 2024.

We don't use an application form, or CVs - your answers to our situational based questions will be scored against a review guide and scores from these will decide which candidates go through to the interview stage. See here to find out why we do this.

Whilst we appreciate ChatGPT and other AI platforms can answer these questions, we know what they have to say (and generally the answer they generate isn't great). We want to hear your perspective written in your own words. If it is clear that any of your answers are not your own work, we reserve the right to reject your application on that basis.

Registered Charity No. 204330

Closing Date: 04/06/2024  Location: Oxford. [Hybrid working is available]

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