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Natural England

Stocksperson Goss Moor NNR

Ref: 4719
Salary: £23,315
Location: Reserve base near St Dennis

About us

At Natural England, we advise the UK Government on the natural environment. We’re here to make sure people and nature can thrive. This is an exciting opportunity to join Natural England’s National Nature Reserves (NNR) team in Cornwall. Based at Goss Moor NNR, the role will be part of a wider team that manage Natural England’s three NNRs in Cornwall. NNRs play an increasingly important role as places where people can connect with nature and contribute to the recovery of nature in the surrounding landscape.

About the role

  • As a key member of the National Nature Reserve (NNR) team, the post holder will be integral to maintaining the positive, progressive and strategic approach to
  • Natural England’s management of its conservation grazing at Goss Moor NNR and Penrose Veor Farm.
  • The post holder will work closely with the Goss Moor Farm Manager to maintain and develop a sustainable, high nature value, farm system and grazing plan.
  • Support the Farm Manager and the farming operation to lead in the development of regenerative agriculture.
  • Assist the team in maintaining the key habitats on the site which are important for rare species such as the dormouse.
  • Support the day-to-day management of the livestock, including but not limited to, stock checks, calving, tagging, weighing, movement of stock, vaccinations, vet health checks.
  • Support the day-to-day management of farming operations at Penrose Veor Farm, and the off lying pasture, including hay making, pasture management and winter yard work.
  • Proactively engage in NNR infrastructure management including, fence repairs, water system installation/maintenance.
  • Help to maintain accurate records of stock movements, medication/treatments and illness as well as pasture measurements.
  • Assist the team in maintaining all Lower Penrose Veor Farm assets, machinery, vehicles, buildings and site infrastructure so that it is safe and operational.

About our benefits

We welcome and encourage applications from all communities and, wherever possible, we accommodate requests for both full and part-time hours and other flexible working patterns. Everyone at Natural England is supported to develop their skills and capabilities. You can also look forward to great benefits, including a Civil Service pension.

If you’re inspired to protect and enhance England’s wildlife, and want to work for a leading science-led organisation, apply here.  

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 28/11/2022

Closing Date: 28/11/2022  Location: Cornwall

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