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Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Project Officer (Wilder, Wetter Caerlaverock project)


26.25 hours per week, 3.5 days out of 7 to include occasional weekends and bank holidays

£21,529 per annum (£30,757 FTE)

Fixed term contract until 31st March 2026

Caerlaverock is a stunning nature reserve situated on the north Solway coast. We are looking for someone to join our team to help raise the profile of this special, wildlife-rich nature reserve, welcome more visitors and improve on their experience.

Wilder, wetter Caerlaverock is innovative project funded by NatureScot through the Nature Restoration Fund that aims to restore wetland habitats across the reserve. By raising water levels we hope to create the right conditions for rare species such as natterjack toads, restore wetland habitats to former farmland and assess potential saltmarsh restoration. At the same time infrastructure such as fencing, water troughs and cattle handling pens are being installed to allow Caerlaverock to be manage for wildlife effectively in the future. We are looking for a dynamic person to deliver the works of the project across this striking nature reserve, changing it for the better for the future.

You will need a track record of working on similar landscape scale habitat restoration projects and practical habitat management work. This post will suit an organised and innovative person with a drive to improve landscapes for wildlife. You will have previous experience of delivering high quality habitat management projects with associated monitoring work. You will have great people skills to work with colleagues and volunteers across WWT and to secure and maintain key relationships with neighbours, graziers and contractors.

If you like working as part of a small team in stunning, wildlife-rich surroundings then click apply - we would love to hear from you.

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 33 days annual leave, inclusive of bank holidays, increasing to 38 days after 5 years’ service
  • Contributory pension scheme matching up to 7%
  • Life assurance providing 3 times annual salary
  • Access to a wide range of resources to support your health and wellbeing including our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres

For more information, and to apply for the role, please click here

Closing date: 29th May 2023

Interview date: 9th June 2023

WWT is an equal opportunities employer and all applications will be considered solely on merit.

Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410

Closing Date: 29/05/2023  Location: Caerlaverock

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