Somerset Wildlife Trust

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Facilitator – Mendip Hills

£23,001 - 24,694 per annum pro-rata (subject to experience). Fixed term contract until October 2021, 3 days per week, based at Cheddar, Somerset

Somerset Wildlife Trust is seeking an exceptional individual for this exciting role within the Trust. Working with landowners and external organisations in the Mendip Hills as part of our Countryside Stewardship Facilitation Fund project, you will be helping to restore, recreate and link up valuable grassland and woodland habitats across the Mendip Hills Living Landscape.

You will have proven experience of working with land owners and managers, providing nature conservation advice as well as working knowledge of habitat and species management.  You will also have experience of project and budget management, writing reports and claims.  You will have substantial knowledge of Countryside Stewardship as well as the ecology of UK grassland and woodland habitats and species, including habitat surveys and GIS mapping.  Applicants must be familiar with Defra’s Countryside Stewardship 2016 funding round (refer to :

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic and skilled individual, who will be a passionate and effective champion for the change that nature needs. You will be innovative, resilient and self-motivated – a solution seeker with excellent negotiation skills.

Please find the full job description here 

Please apply by completing the Somerset Wildlife Trust application form found here (which must not exceed 5 pages in total length), highlighting how you match the knowledge, experience and skills required for the role, including up to 2 pages on how you meet the person specification, with specific reference to the job description, and send to:


Closing date: Midnight Wednesday 26th July 2017.

Interview date:  Tuesday 15th August 2017 in Cheddar.