Human-Wildlife Coexistence Officer

  • Contract
  • Cheddar
  • Posted 3 weeks ago

Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts -

Full job description

Closing date: Sunday 10 September 2023

Salary: £27,447 per annum

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: Callow Rock, Shipham Gorge, Cheddar

With opportunities for hybrid working

Are you passionate about enabling nature’s recovery by building stronger and more sustainable relationships between wildlife and people? If so, then we’d love to hear from you!

This exciting new role will be crucial to enabling the successful return and reintroduction of lost native species into Somerset. The main emphasis of the role is communicating with and supporting communities and landowners within species reintroduction projects as they develop across the county.

Initially the focus will be on projects around wild-living beaver populations on the Rivers Avon and Frome and supporting the stakeholder engagement and advisory work in Somerset around feasibility work for the reintroduction of Pine Marten to the county.

This is a full time, fixed term position for two years. The full job description and person specification is attached in the link at the bottom of this page. For further information about the role please contact Simon Clarke, Head of Nature Recovery: [email protected]

Benefits of working with us:

  • 7% employer pension contribution.
  • 25 days leave plus Bank Holidays & 3 additional discretionary days (pro rata).
  • Flexible working including Time Off in Lieu & hybrid working options.
  • Dedicated 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your household.
  • Part of a national team of Wildlife Trusts Staff.
  • Discounts in high street retailers.
  • Joining a supportive team with Mental Health awareness and champions.
  • Working across some of the most beautiful locations in the county.

The closing date is midnight on 10th September. Please note that we will review applications throughout the advertising period and may close the advert early if a suitable applicant is found.

Somerset Wildlife Trust has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan and is committed to continuing to improve the equality, diversity and inclusion of every aspect of our work; we know we need to engage with everyone to live our values and achieve our goals. We welcome applications from everyone and are happy to discuss any accommodations or arrangements that would make the recruitment process better for you, and the working environment should you be employed.

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