Lead Officers (Nature Conservation)

Our client, a Wildlife Trust, is the county’s largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places.

Lead Officer (Nature Conservation) x2
Salary in the range £21,000- £22,000 per annum

They are excited to be able to offer two new Lead Officer roles. One based in the Woods and Heaths team, and the other in the Broads South team. The roles afford the opportunity to be able to use your skills for the conservation of natural habitats.

The Lead Officer posts will be involved in management of some of the region’s most important wildlife sites, and develop valuable skills in maintenance, restoration and protection of some complex nature reserves. It is suitable for anyone with the appropriate skills and experience wishing to further a career in nature conservation and management of protected sites.

Most of our client's woodland nature reserves are ancient woodland, and include some of the best examples of bluebell woods in the county. The other sites within the area include important heath and mire, and are home to key species such as great crested newt, nightjar, woodlark, keeled skimmer dragonfly, and marsh gentian. Most are designated SSSIs; Foxley Wood is also an NNR.

Their reserves within the Broads South area are managed for diverse species of wildlife and the many visitors that enjoy this unique area. Some of the species benefiting from the Trust’s management work are bittern, swallowtail butterfly, Norfolk hawker dragonfly, marsh harrier, otter and crane. 

This organisation's main benefits are:

  • Working for an organisation that makes a real difference to the wildlife and people of Norfolk.
  • 25 days annual leave per annum (3 to be taken at Christmas) plus 8 statutory holidays. Annual leave rises by one day per year until a maximum of 30 days per annum is reached.
  • A working week of 37½ hrs per week with some out of hours work for which time off in lieu is granted.
  • Pension: the organisation contributes 8% of your salary in to their scheme with Aviva from the start of your employment with a 2% minimum contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Programme

This charity owns and manages a diverse range of sites across Norfolk including the Trust’s nature reserves (around 66), 5 visitor centres and HQ at Bewick House in Norwich. The Trust employs around 75 staff as well as 500 volunteers working across the organisation.

The closing date is midday on Monday 24th February 2020
Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 4th or Thursday 5th of March 2020.


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