Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Landscape Ecologist

£26,001 to £31,000 per annum according to experience

Full-time post, based in Taunton or Cheddar

Somerset Wildlife Trust is seeking an experienced ecologist from the conservation sector to act as technical and strategic lead on our landscape ecology work. Reporting to the Director of Conservation, the role exists to lead the development and delivery of the Trust’s landscape-scale conservation programmes.   

You will have at least 5 years’ post-qualification experience working with nature conservation organisations in the public and/or voluntary sectors, with an in-depth knowledge of the ecology of a broad range of UK habitats and species. We are particularly interested in ecologists with expertise in wetland and/or coastal habitats, previous experience in ecological survey, monitoring and GIS for mapping and analysis of spatial data. You will also have a keen understanding of conservation legislation, policy and theory on landscape-scale conservation, ecological networks and ecosystem services.  Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, and often with partner organisations, you will represent the Trust in meetings, workshops and lectures. Your leadership skills will include line-management, project development and budget management.

This is a varied and complex role that requires a resilient, confident and self-motivated individual. In return, we will offer you a role that delivers new challenges daily and the opportunity to build on your skills as an Ecologist within an organisation that is passionate about nature conservation.

Please apply by completing and sending the Somerset Wildlife Trust Application Form to Your application must not exceed 5 pages in total length and should include up to 2 pages on how you match the person specification.  Please also include a concise covering letter stating why you are interested in the role.

For further information please read this letter here, and a job description can be found here.

Please find an application form here

All applications must be received by midnight, Sunday 1st October 2017.

Interviews will be held at Taunton, on Monday 9th October