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Reserves Assistant – Woods & Heaths

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary Additional Information £17,375 - £18,750 per annum (depending on experience)
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 14/10/2021
Company Name Norfolk Wildlife Trust
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Directory Entry : Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the oldest Wildlife Trust in the country. The purchase of 400 acres of marsh at Cley on the north Norfolk coast in 1926 to be held ‘in perpetuity as a bird breeding sanctuary’ provided a blueprint for nature conservation which has now been replicated across the UK.
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(Fixed term contract until 8th March 2023)

 £17,375 - £18,750 per annum (depending on experience)

Generous annual leave allowance, pension contribution and personal development opportunities

The Reserves Assistant - Woods and Heaths post presents the opportunity to work on some of the county’s most important wildlife sites, and enhance valuable skills in the development of nature reserves and their visitors.  The post holder will be based at NWT Foxley Wood Reserve, working at NWT managed sites within the South, Central and North areas of Norfolk, including Ancient Woodlands, Heathland, Mire and Fens.

Most of our woodland nature reserves are ancient woodland, and include some of the best examples of bluebell woods in the county.  The other sites include diverse heath, mire and fen, and are home to important species such as Norfolk flapwort, nightjar, woodlark, silver studded blue butterfly, and marsh gentian.  Most are designated SSSIs; Foxley Wood is also an NNR.

The successful candidate will have a good basic knowledge of wildlife conservation and habitat management techniques. Good communication skills are essential, both with colleagues and members of the public, as is the ability to work as part of a team in managing these important sites. The successful candidate will have some experience of working on a nature reserve or similar environment, in a practical role. Experience and/or training in use of tractors and chainsaws, livestock handling, brushcutter, ATV, pesticide use, relevant tractor related implements and first aid would be an advantage, however training will be available.

Staff benefits include 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing by one day per year up to a maximum of 30 days. We also have an 8% employer contribution rate (with a minimum of 2% employee contribution) with our Aviva pension scheme. We have an Employee Assistance Programme and operate learning days for all staff.

The closing date for receipt of applications is midday on Thursday 14th October 2021.

Interviews are likely to take place on Wednesday 27th October 2021.

For more information please go to our website www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs

Please note that unfortunately previous applicants for this role during 2021 will not be considered on this occasion.

Reg. Charity No. 208734

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