Assistant Conservation Officer

Assistant Conservation Officer Bridgend, Wales

Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts
Full Time Bridgend, Wales 22000 - 23000 GBP ANNUAL Today
Job description

Closing date: Monday 19 June 2023
Salary: £22,000 – £23,000
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Parc Slip Nature Reserve – Bridgend,

We are looking for an enthusiastic ecologist to join our conservation team!

We are looking for an enthusiastic ecologist with a desire to learn and a hands-on approach to join our conservation team. Working with our Nature Recovery Manager you will directly contribute to the advancement of our 30 by 30 target – our mission to protect and positively manage 30% of Wales’ land and sea for nature by 2030.

The role will involve a mixture of office-based and practical conservation work! The focus is on projects in central south Wales, but there will be the opportunity to assist our Conservation Officer in west and mid-Wales. You will be part of a larger Wildlife Trust conservation team working closely together for nature’s recovery.

This post is suitable for those early on in their conservation career. Essential criteria are:

  • A degree or professional or industry qualification and/or relevant experience in ecology, covering species/habitats relevant to Wales.
  • Awareness of Nature Conservation designations and laws.
  • Surveying and monitoring species/habitats relevant to south and west Wales.
  • Collaborative inclusive approach to working with other organisations.
  • Experience of working with a team.
  • A clean driving licence.

This role would give you the opportunity to survey and monitor a range of charismatic species including bats, great crested newts, reptiles, hazel dormouse, water vole. Some of this work is conducted on a consultancy basis, so partnership working is important.

We are committed to putting equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of The Wildlife Trusts, to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to experience the joy of wildlife in their daily lives.

As a Welsh charity, we recognise the importance of an individual’s right to use the Welsh language equally, and without prejudice. Staff will be supported to improve their Welsh language skills.

Newt - Alan Price

Brown long eared bat - Tom Marshall

Bat surveyor - Tom Marshall

Water Vole (Arvicola amphibius) - Terry Whittaker/2020VISION

Assistant Conservation Officer
Royal Society of Wildlife Trusts
Newark on Trent, United Kingdom
Tony Juniper
Less than $1 million (USD)
1001 to 5000 Employees