Gorcott Biodiversity Officer (GRCF)

The Heart of England Forest is looking for an experienced Biodiversity Officer to deliver positive biodiversity and volunteering outcomes at Gorcott Hill Wood as part of our Green Recovery Challenge Fund project – Growing Future Forest Guardians.

With 7,000 acres of land, the Forest currently consists of 600 acres of mature woodland, around 4,000 acres of new planting, as well as grassland, hedgerows, heathland, and wetland. The Forest is also home to a wealth of wildlife including many UK BAP priority species and Red List bird species.

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£24,000 (17 months fixed term contract to end of March 2023)
37.5 hours across the week - Normally worked between Monday to Friday 08.00 to 17.00 with occasional evenings and with approximately 2-3 weekend days a month
Between Colletts Farm Office, Dorsington, Warwickshire, CV37 8AU and Gorcott Hill Wood Heart of England Forest site
Closing date:
Sunday 5th September 2021
Interview date:
Thursday 23rd September 2021

About the role

The Gorcott Biodiversity Officer, who will be part of the biodiversity team, will also work closely with the Gorcott Outdoor Learning Officer, volunteers, and contractors, to deliver biodiversity and volunteering outcomes as part of the Growing Future Forest Guardians project.

You will have experience of writing management plans, leading volunteer groups from a range of backgrounds and supervising contractors. This role will oversee the delivery of a variety of woodland, wetland, and grassland habitat conservation projects as well as undertaking wildlife surveys and commissioning specialist surveys.

This postholder will also develop and deliver a volunteer programme for young people and out of work adults to enable them to develop the necessary skills as a pathway to employment. In addition, the role will provide support to deliver volunteering and work experience opportunities for young people and adults with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

The role will involve significant autonomous working, and in addition the ideal candidate will be a team player, comfortable working outdoors in all weathers, with an enthusiasm and commitment to nature conservation. They must be a passionate ambassador for the charity.

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To apply for this role, please complete the application form and equality and diversity monitoring form and email to jobs@heartofenglandforest.org.

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