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Nature Based Solutions Assistant

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary Additional Information £25000
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 26/09/2022
Company Name Surrey Wildlife Trust
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Directory Entry : Surrey Wildlife Trust is committed to restoring nature across our county. If you are interested in a career with the Trust, please visit our careers page. For other conservation jobs visit www.environmentjobs.co.uk
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If you are passionate about Nature, and want to work with others who are creatively and systematically looking for solutions which will connect Surrey’s wildlife at a landscape level, this is your career progression job!

Nature-based Solutions come in many shapes and sizes. These can range from the restoration of hedgerows, rivers and peatland to introducing beavers and planting meadows. We have the opportunity to embed a zero carbon, nature-based solution approach within economic recovery decision-making.  This will not only increase our resilience to future economic or environmental shock but will also provide space for innovation and new jobs and skills.  It is vital that we do not revert to business as usual, but genuinely “build back better”.

The core focus of the Nature-Based Solutions Assistant is to support the Head of Projects and Partnerships and existing Nature Based Solutions Managers (NBS Managers) in establishing and developing good working internal processes, enabling the NBS Managers to develop key relationships with landowners/managers and build their portfolio, delivering the Trust’s existing Living Landscape Strategy. 

Although this is a support role, it will require you to be self-motivated and organised with a willingness to learn. It needs a practical thinker, who can suggest workable solutions that enable a busy team to work efficiently and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. A background in land management/ecology is essential, experience of GIS and other mapping systems plus proficient IT skills are also necessary together with an organised approach and excellent communication abilities.

Our offices are in Pirbright, Leatherhead and Wisley and our hybrid working policy aims to provide a good work/life balance which can incorporate partial home working whilst having an interesting working environment.  The salary offered to successful applicants will form part of a benefits package including: above minimum pension contributions, life assurance of 4 x salary, employee support scheme, 22 days holiday, flexible / hybrid working policy. 

We are committed to having an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourage applications from backgrounds which may be underrepresented in our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.  We aim to offer an interview to all candidates that meet the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustment to make our recruitment process more accessible; recruitment will be in person unless covid guidance recommends otherwise.

Please apply using the Application Form available on our website or provide a full CV and explanatory covering letter, emailed to Zoe Channon, Head of Projects & Partnerships, zoe.channon@surreywt.org.uk, by midday Monday 26th September 2022. Interviews will be on 4th and 5th October 2022.

Guided by a collaborative vision where we all play a part in connecting nature, we provide expert advice and guidance to landowners and managers, making sure the land we look after leads by example, while inspiring and educating people and organisations across the county on what they can do. By doing this we will create a Surrey that is full of diverse and abundant wildlife, where nature is at the heart of individual choices, corporate decisions, and local economic and policy making. One that helps tackle the ongoing climate emergency, while supporting the health and wellbeing of all who live here.

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