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Assistant Conservation Officer

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Sectors Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location Antarctic & South Atlantic - Poles
Town/City Ascension Island
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 29/06/2009
Company Name Ascension Island Government
Contact Name
Telephone 00 247 6359
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The Ascension Island Government has a vacancy within its Conservation Department for an Assistant Conservation Officer.

The duties of the post will include the following:

·         Assisting the Conservation Officer in achieving the aims and objectives of the Conservation Department.

·         Implementing the Green Mountain National Part Management Plan.

·         Creating and implementing species action plans for Ascension endemic plants.

·         Assisting the Conservation Officer with implementing the relevant goals of the Environment Charter.

·         Assisting with tours and education activities.

·         Representing the Conservation Department Internationally when required.

·         Assisting with existing monitoring programmes and ongoing restoration projects,

·         Deputising for the Conservation Officer during times of leave/absence from office.

The successful applicant should have:

·         A good standard of education, preferably to ‘A Level’ standard, and at least five years relevant experience. A qualification in a discipline related to Conservation would be an advantage.

·         A good understanding of conservation issues relating to Ascension & other UK overseas territories.

·         Horticultural experience.

·         The ability to work independently to a high standard.

·         Experience of field work.

·         Excellent IT ability.

·         A valid driving licence for class A, B & C vehicles (cars, landrovers, etc).

·         Good administration and public speaking skills. 

The job is `single status' and graded at Level 7 with a minimum and maximum salary band of £9,584 - £15,766 (before tax) per annum. The successful applicant's salary will fall within this salary band and will depend on qualifications and experience. In addition to the salary, a single allowance of £2,769 per annum will be paid. Accommodation will be provided.

An initial 2 year contract will be offered and the successful candidate will be expected to take up post in July/August 2009.

For further details about the post please contact Mr Stedson Stroud Conservation Officer on telephone +247 6359. Application forms and a copy of the Job Description are available from the Administrator’s Office by telephoning (+247) 7000 ext 131 or emailing sandra.benjamin@ascension.gov.ac.

Completed application forms should be submitted to the Human Resources Manager, Alan Nicholls on fax number +247 6152 or by email to alan.nicholls@ascension.gov.ac by no later than Monday 29th June 2009

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