Salary: £17,350

Closing date: Monday 1st December 2014

Location: Parkridge Centre, Brueton Park, Solihull, B91 3HW.

Job ref: HHOG-14

We are looking for a dynamic individual to deliver the nation’s first dedicated hedgehog conservation area or Hedgehog Improvement Area (HIA) in Solihull during 2015.

This innovative mixed-method approach to community-based conservation aims to bolster local hedgehog populations in Solihull through habitat improvements, ecological survey work and community engagement. Funded by the British Hedgehog Preservation Society (BHPS) and developed in collaboration with Reading University, the project will aim to empower local people and organisations to take action to make a measurable positive difference for their local hedgehog populations.

The post holder will have a broad range of conservation skills and experience that are required for this position and will have a genuine passion for nature conservation with a specific interest in urban mammal ecology.

We are looking for someone with excellent community engagement skills, who can inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to rally together to help this struggling species and influence real change at a local level through a variety of public engagement activities. A key element of this position is ecological survey work, both through designing, planning and delivering a range of scientifically rigorous hedgehog population surveys and co-ordinating large-scale ongoing citizen science projects. Another central component of this role is delivering a wide-range of habitat improvement works throughout the project area; therefore a working knowledge of conservation/habitat management principles is required. Please note that training for particular mammal surveys and practical habitat management tasks will be given for this post.

The post holder will work closely with staff members, volunteers and local organisations but will also need to be confident working independently and have the initiative required to make this dynamic project a success. 

Closing Date:  17.00 Monday the 1st of December 2014



Read more about the Hedgehog Improvement Areas on the WWT blog.


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For further details, an application form and to arrange an interview please contact:
Tracey Portrey-Chalmers
Admin Supervisor
Warwickshire Wildlife Trust
Brandon Marsh Nature Centre
Brandon Lane
Coventry, CV3 3GW

t: 024 76 302912

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