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Exmoor National Park Authority

Conservation Officer (Wildlife)

Exmoor House, Dulverton, Somerset (with travel across the National Park)

About Us

Exmoor National Park is a unique and beautiful part of the country that has been shaped by nature and people over thousands of years.

We’re currently looking for a part-time Conservation Officer to join our team and support wildlife conservation efforts across Exmoor National Park for a two year, fixed term contract.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £25,991 - £29,577 per annum (pro rata)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Social events
  • 29 days’ holiday pro rata per annum plus a pro rata entitlement for Bank Holidays

The Role

As a Conservation Officer, you will work on a range of wildlife-focused projects to conserve and enhance wildlife and to support the Authority in meeting its duties.

Contributing to the ecological aspects of the national park, you will provide specialist advice on planning applications and land management from a nature-focused perspective. You will communicate the wildlife impact of development proposals to Planning Officers, landowners, householders, agents, architects, and consultants.

Jointly delivering partnership plan actions for wildlife through nature recovery projects, you will develop and implement nature recovery projects. You will secure external funding and undertake research, surveys, and monitoring activity of Exmoor’s ecology.

About You

To be considered as a Conservation Officer, you will need:

  • A degree-level qualification in ecology or a relevant environmental discipline and professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM) or working towards this qualification
  • Experience within an ecological discipline
  • Knowledge of National Parks and the context within which they operate
  • Project management skills with a proven track record of securing external funding
  • A working knowledge and understanding of legislation, policy and guidance affecting the natural environment
  • Good specialist ICT skills including GIS software and social media
  • Current driving licence

Please note that we do not accept CVs.

The closing date for applications is the 17th September 2021.

Interviews are scheduled to be held on the 28th September 2021.

So, if you’re seeking your next challenge as a Conservation Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Working Hours: 14.8 hours per week


Closing Date: 17/09/2021  Location: Dulverton

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