Job Vacancy: WTT Conservation Officer - close date extended

Friday, 6th January 2017

Salary £25,000 - £30,000 (depending on experience) + pension contribution, mileage expenses and holiday entitlement of 5 weeks/year; initial 24-month contract.

The Wild Trout Trust (WTT) is a registered charity dedicated to the protection and survival of the iconic brown trout, a living indicator of the health of the landscape around us (www.wildtrout.org).

WTT works with a variety of stakeholder groups to further the conservation of wild trout, including NGOs, fishing clubs, farmers, riparian owners, community groups, academia and government agencies.

A brilliant opportunity has arisen to join WTT as a Conservation Officer to carry out large-scale river habitat projects and provide practical advice and help in habitat management and improvement for river interests, especially across central and eastern England.  

Interested?...then read on!

You will need to be a self-starting person with significant experience in river habitat restoration project management and delivery, conservation and practical fishery management (especially for salmonid fisheries); you need to share our ethos and values.
The Conservation Officer will deliver large-scale river habitat improvement projects from start to finish and offer advice and practical help to our wide range of stakeholders, primarily in central and eastern England. Since WTT staff are home-based, applicants need to live in, or be prepared to move into, this geographical area.
You will also need to demonstrate excellent organisational and communication skills (oral and written), a proven ability to work with our wide range of stakeholders and to identify and win sources of project-funding.  
You will join an existing team of expert Conservation Officers, working especially closely with a fellow Officer based in the English midlands. We are keen for you to start as soon as possible, initially on a two-year contract.

In addition to the delivery of practical conservation programmes, the postholder will also be expected to support WTT’s other Conservation Officers in their areas and to provide support at certain key events (including open days, demonstration days and shows).

What to do next?

Application forms (including equal opportunities policy and questionnaire) and detailed job description for this role are available from the WTT website:

Click here for the job description

Click here to download the application form.

Click here for the equal opportunities policy and here for the questionnaire

Applicants should send an electronic copy of the completed application form, a copy of the Equal Opportunities Questionnaire and a short (one page) covering letter to WTT Director, Shaun Leonard, by email, to office@wildtrout.org. Please mark the subject line of your email with “Job Application”.

Applications should reach us by 5pm on Friday 27 January 2017. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 22 February 2017 at a location in central/eastern England.