Logo: BASC

British Association for Shooting and Conservation

Wildfowling Consenting Officer

Salary: £29,637

Location: Flexible

BASC is the largest sporting shooting organisation in the UK, serving a growing membership of circa 150,000 and a wide variety of stakeholder and public interests. It acts as a representative body for sporting shooting - fostering opportunity, safety, high standards and wildlife conservation.

BASC are looking to appoint a Wildfowling Consenting Officer to support our busy Wildfowling department. The successful individual will have the opportunity to develop their career, while supporting the Wildfowling department with both desk and field-based projects of a varied nature.

The purpose of the role will be to provide proactive and professional support to our network of affiliated wildfowling clubs to support applications for consents and leases both within and outside of the current JTG programme, (Joint Group on Wildfowling and Conservation on Tidal Land). The primary objective is to safeguard and future proof sustainable wildfowling by ensuring the necessary permissions and agreements are in place and understood.

Therefore, the successful candidate will have:

  • In-depth practical knowledge and experience of the consenting process and of the conservation legislation that facilitates it.
  • Ability / willingness to understand and communicate complex legislation to the general membership and internal staff where applicable.
  • The ability to develop wildfowling management and conservation plans to demonstrate and deliver real benefit to the sport of wildfowling and the sites wildfowlers manage.
  • Experience of project management in the conservation, land management or coastal management environment
  • Planning and organisational skills
  • Aptitude for developing partnerships
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with experience of talking to customers / members and understanding their requirements.

Further information and an application form may be downloaded from our website alternatively please contact the HR department by emailing

Please quote reference WCO/SEPT/21. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 01/10/2021.

Closing Date: 01/10/2021  Location: Head Office / Home Office

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