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Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Colne Valley Rivers and Wetlands Officer

£24,933 - £28,339 (SCP 24-28) plus 7% pension

37.5 hours per week

Fixed term contract until 31 December 2021 (with possible extension).

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is the leading local charity working to create a Living Landscape rich in wildlife, for everyone.

We are looking for someone to make the wetlands of the Colne Valley a better place for wildlife and to prevent water voles from becoming extinct.

By working with partners through the Colne Valley, this post offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the conservation of the Colne Valley and the wildlife that is dependent upon its habitats.

The post holder will be responsible for managing this project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and forms part of the wider project, “The Colne Valley – A Landscape on the Edge.”

The aims of this project are twofold:-

  • Preventing water voles from becoming extinct in the Colne Valley.
  • By working in partnership with the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative, achieve integrated management of fisheries, balancing satisfying angling opportunities with conserving and increasing biodiversity, to the benefit of the wider Colne Valley.

You’ll be an ambitious conservationist, educated to degree level or equivalent in a biological/environmental science and have significant experience of wetland habitat management, partnership working, volunteer development and community engagement.

The postholder will be based at the Trust's offices in St Albans and Denham Country Park, but will be working throughout the Colne Valley.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 27 January.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 4 February.

For more information and to apply for this role please visit our website.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please call Tim Hill, the Trust’s Conservation Manager on 01727 858901.

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