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Senior Conservation Specialist

Salary: £22,000 Post grade - 2c (£19,788 to £23,919)

Closing date: Wednesday 23rd September 2015

Location: Brandon Marsh Nature Centre, Brandon Lane, Coventry, CV3 3GW

Job ref: SCS15

We are seeking a talented and ambitious individual who will help us continue to effectively manage our nature reserves for wildlife – ensuring we provide positive opportunity for people along the way. The post holder will also play a key role in helping us to achieve our vision for a living landscape in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

The main purpose of the Senior Conservation Specialist role is prepare and oversee management plans and to lead / take responsibility for the surveying, mapping and monitoring of species, habitats and the recording of management on the Trust’s reserves and countywide.

The post holder will:

  • communicate the location of important features (species and habitats) to volunteers, staff and others on reserves; providing intelligence for the coordination of practical management
  • ensure reserve mapping and species databases are kept up to date, setting up strong links with external groups, and that new opportunities and technologies are embraced to achieve this
  • lead on management plan writing, ensuring all aspects of reserves management are incorporated and that the review process is consistent and adaptable to site needs identified through recording
  • ensure agreements for reserves owned by Local Authorities and other organisations are met and that statutory obligations (SSSI’s) and funding (e.g. HLS/BPS/EWGS) is delivered through monitoring and coordinating reserves management
  • complete and administer all agri-environment schemes and Basic Payment Schemes entered into by the Trust
  • coordinate and deliver a programme of Survey Force (volunteer surveying group) activities across Trust reserves and organise other survey related events and training

The Officer will work effectively with the team of staff and volunteers charged with implementing the Trust’s wider living landscape agenda beyond our reserves. Our reserves are the building blocks for the future recovery of nature and the post holder will support activities which connect our reserves into wider natural networks. The role also has an external dimension and will also support the development of links and relationships between the Trust, our reserves and local communities. This will involve working with and through a wide range of partners, individuals and others to achieve our objectives.

The post holder is accountable for achieving the best possible outcomes for people and wildlife from the prudent use of allocated resources.

For full details about this role and how to apply, please download the application pack, application form and equal opportunities form and return these to the address provided.

Closing date for applications: 5.00pm on Wednesday 23rd September 2015


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