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Durham Wildlife Trust

Naturally Native Project Officer (x3)

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum

Durham WT: Full Time

Northumberland WT: Part Time (0.8FTE)

Tees Valley WT: Part Time (0.8FTE)

Fixed term contract: 3 years

Closing date for applications is: 9am Wednesday 4th November 2020

The Wildlife Trusts in the North East (Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across the North East of England. The Naturally Native project will tackle the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation. Naturally Native will provide a model for reversing the harm done to our ecosystems by non-native species and will restore our natural heritage for future generations.

We are excited to be able to host three Project Officers to deliver the key outputs of this project. One officer based at each of the North East Trusts.

These post holders are responsible for the practical delivery of the Naturally Native Project. They will be responsible for guiding volunteer habitat and species survey and the training of individuals in this area. The Officers will deliver and coordinate mink control to prescribed methodologies and deliver a suite of habitat restoration projects. They will ensure communications strategies and engagement activities, key to encouraging communities and landowners to actively participate in the project are delivered effectively.

They will work alongside a wide range of stakeholders, from public to private sectors, voluntary and community groups and local landowners to reverse the dramatic decline in water vole populations.

Durham WT Officer - Based at Durham Wildlife Trust’s Head Office: Rainton Meadows, Houghton-le-Spring, DH4 6PU

Northumberland WT Officer - Based at Northumberland Wildlife Trust Head Office: Garden House, NE3 3XT

Tees Valley WT Officer - Based at Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Head Office: Margrove Heritage Centre, TS12 3BZ

We are inclusive employers and actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For a detailed job description and how to apply go to www.durhamwt.com/jobs or email jobs@durhamwt.co.uk. Further queries on the content of the role may be directed to Mark Dinning on 0191 584 3112.

Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held on Wednesday 11th November via video conference.

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