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Reserves Assistant

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 05/01/2021
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.
Also Listing:

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 be willing and able to be trained in the use of a wide range of machinery and power tools including tractors and chainsaws. They 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.

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 5th January 2021

Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd January 2021

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

Reg. Charity No. 208734

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