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Self Employed Project Officer for Waterlife Recovery Trust – mid/east Suffolk

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Salary Additional Information pro rata at £175 for an 8 hour day
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Company Name Waterlife Recovery Trust
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Email vacancies@waterliferecoveryeast.org.uk
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The job is part time and flexible, averaging 2 to 3 days a week in total. The role is to protect water voles and other native wildlife by supporting and extending the current mink control network in Suffolk. The post holder will need to work flexibly during the week with support from others working for WRT and its partner organisations. Part of the area is in the Core of the WRE Project, where we are carrying out a trial eradication. This is currently looking to be well advanced as no mink have been caught in the Core for over 7 months.

The role will be home-based, preferably in central Suffolk. The Project Officer will be expected to use their own vehicle and fuel and be paid pro rata at £175 for an 8 hour day. Full training will be given on our working practices and the use of our Cloud database to record trapping results.

The post is initially for 9 months, but could potentially be continued and expanded to full-time.

Essential criteria:

  • Own transport and driving licence.
  • An appropriate home location to deliver the project effectively.
  • Ability to communicate and build good relationships with a wide range of partners volunteers and landowners.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and self-motivated: can work unsupervised, reliably delivering the requirements of a project.
  • Prepared to work out of doors, alone in the countryside and, when necessary, outside standard office hours.
  • Degree in environmental subject or good wildlife knowledge and passion for conservation.
  • Comfortable with the use of IT.

Desirable criteria:

  • Experience in the safe use of weapons.
  • Willing to humanely dispatch trapped mink.
  • Practical experience of the control of mink or other invasive species.
  • Desire to foster continual improvement within the project.

If you are interested please email us at vacancies@waterliferecoveryeast.org.uk with your name and telephone number and we will contact you to discuss the role further.

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