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£37,000 per annum

We are currently looking for an experienced professional with exceptional qualities to be appointed as Head of Conservation and take forward the Trust’s vision for a Living Landscape, rich in wildlife, valued and enjoyed by all.

Based at based at our headquarters building, The Old Mill, in Leicester, you will have overall responsibility for development and delivery of nature conservation activity on our nature reserves and in the wider countryside, leading a Conservation Team of 10 staff and substantial volunteer support.

The Team is responsible for managing 34 nature reserves covering 841 hectares and including 18 SSSIs and two NNRs.  This nature reserve portfolio includes eight ancient woodlands, a number of fine grasslands, several small old quarries, a large area of heathland within a 224 hectare site, and various wetland creation sites including 160 hectares of land alongside the River Soar. The Trust is continually seeking opportunities to strategically increase its land / nature reserve holdings.

The Team also carries out the Trust's work in the wider countryside, both by providing advice on biodiversity and, at a higher level, working to influence the policies and practice of relevant authorities and organisations by advocacy and partnership working.

The Head of Conservation will also contribute to the overall development of the Trust by taking a lead role in devising and delivering initiatives in nature conservation, in wider-scale advocacy for biodiversity, and in public awareness of and engagement with wildlife and nature.

The successful candidate will possess excellent leadership skills, have extensive natural history knowledge, experience of relevant policy and legislation and a proven track record in land management, partnership working, project development and income generation.

You must be able to maintain our high standards in conservation management, and have an enthusiasm to spearhead new initiatives in public awareness and engagement to achieve a positive impact on biodiversity across the two counties.

If you have a high level of commitment for protecting and restoring the natural environment and its wildlife, we would love to hear from you!

For further information and how to apply visit Networx Recruitment

Closing date: Monday 2nd July 2018

Interviews will be held on Thursday 19th July 2018


Summer is on the way!

We are looking for friendly, independent and self-motivated people of all ages to work with us and encourage members of the public to join the Wildlife Trust.

Our Charity Fundraisers work independently at venues (pre-booked by our in-house team) such as local shops, garden centres and county shows/events.

If you have an outgoing personality and an interest in nature and your local environment then we would love to hear from you. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your experience to a position where you can contribute directly to cause that you are passionate about.

  • Hours: 18 - 30 hours per week including weekend working.

  • Salary: Competitive salary offered, up to £13 p/hr being earned on average after commission. Our targets can easily be hit and top performers are making well in excess of £20 per hour.

  • Benefits: Full training provided, performance based commission, travel contributions, holiday entitlement, pension scheme and referral bonuses.

Successful applicant requirements:

  • We are looking for outgoing people with a passion or interest in wildlife and nature who are able to talk to anyone and everyone in a positive and friendly manner.

  • If you are looking for a rewarding non-office based role in order to supplement your income/pension this could be the perfect role for you.

  • If you have experience of fundraising, sales or customer facing roles this would be desirable, although it is not essential as we provide full training. We employ fundraisers with very different backgrounds, work experiences and ages.

  • Your own car and valid driving license is essential.

Please contact us for more information;

[email protected]

Tel: 0333 3207 273


End date 27th July 2018.

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