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Sussex Wildlife Trust

Conservation Project Officer

Location: Tilgate Park, Crawley, with work within the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership area.

Salary: £29,211.25

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 35 hours a week

Closing Date: Monday 29th May 2023

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 5th June 2023

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside, coast and seas. By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to recover and thrive. Together we aim to make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and wide range of benefits that a healthy natural environment gives us

Gatwick Greenspace Partnership

Gatwick Greenspace Partnership (GGP) is one of the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Living Landscape projects working across approximately 200 km2 of countryside and works to benefit people, wildlife and the countryside between Horsham, Crawley, Horley, Reigate and Dorking. For more information click here

The role

We are looking for a Conservation Project Officer (Gatwick Greenspace Partnership Officer) to deliver effective action for wildlife by delivering practical habitat management, community engagement, events and educational activities on the Gatwick Airport estate, and across the Gatwick Greenspace Partnership project area. This role will work directly with a range of stakeholders including local Councils, landowners, community group, schools and existing partnerships within the project area.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully delivering habitat management projects and environmental engagement initiatives, as well as experience working with outside organizations at a professional level and managing volunteers.

The successful candidate will be passionate about conservation and committed to making a positive impact on the environment. To excel in this role, you will need to have the ability and confidence to work independently using your own initiative, while also working effectively as part of a larger team.

A full job description for this role and be found in the recruitment pack.


  • 25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays each year (pro-rated for part time staff)
  • Pension – company contribution of 6% and employee contribution of 3% (Directors company contribution of 7% and employee contribution of 4%)
  • Life Assurance - Pension Scheme Members 2 x Salary, Non-Pension Scheme Members 1 x Salary
  • 2 days paid leave for volunteering each year
  • Flexible working policy
  • Enhanced Sick Pay
  • EAP
  • Employee discounts

For more detailed information see the what we offer page in the Recruitment Pack.

Apply here

Closing Date: 29/05/2023  Location: Tilgate Park, Crawley

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