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Reserves Assistant

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Salary Additional Information £17,250 - £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 01/12/2020
Company Name Norfolk Wildlife Trust
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Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the county’s largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places.

Reserves Assistant – Brecks

Reserves Assistant – Woods & Heaths

(2 posts, 2 year fixed term contracts)

 £17,250 - £18,750 per annum (depending on experience)

Generous annual leave allowance, pension contribution and personal development opportunities

The Reserves Assistant - Brecks post holder will be based at NWT East Wretham Heath Reserve, in Norfolk, working at NWT managed sites within the Brecks and Fens including Weeting Heath, Thompson Common, Wissey Wetlands (a habitat creation scheme in the Fens), and heath re-creation sites within Thetford Forest.

The Reserves Assistant - Woods and Heaths 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.

Both Reserves Assistants will carry out a variety of tasks, including habitat & species development, infrastructure maintenance, and using a variety of machinery. The successful candidates 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 candidates will have experience of working on a nature reserve or similar and experience of maintaining tools and equipment. Training in tractors and chainsaw certification is essential. Experience in livestock handling, and training in brushcutter, ATV, pesticide use, relevant tractor related implements and first aid would be an advantage.

The posts present 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. 

Closing date: midday Tuesday 1st December 2020

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 10th December 2020 at East Wretham Heath, Thetford

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

Reg. Charity No. 208734

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