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Conservation Adviser-Cambridgeshire

Reference number: A3131119

Location: Hope Farm/The Lodge

Summary
This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of agri-environment support in England. We are looking for a part time Conservation Adviser to support the delivery of a 14-month Defra funded project that aims to determine whether the data generated through self-assessment is of sufficient quality to complement the scientific monitoring of a new environmental land management scheme.

About the project
This project forms part of a wider programme of 'test and trials' being run by Defra to engage with stakeholders and inform the design of the post Brexit environmental land management system in England.
The purpose of this trial is to determine whether the data generated through self-assessment is of sufficient quality to complement the scientific monitoring of a plan based environmental land management scheme and support the verification of results-based payments. In addition, the trial will seek to determine farmer attitudes towards self-assessment and its potential role in a payment by results approach.

About you
The post-holder will be responsible for fostering close links with the farming community in the project area in Cambridgeshire. Excellent communication skills will be essential as a core element of the role will be to provide farmland advice and run training sessions. The successful candidate will have excellent ecological experience and monitoring skills. A good understanding of farming systems and how these can deliver benefits for biodiversity is also be essential.

We would consider offer both part time Conservation Adviser posts associated with this project to one applicant http://ww2.rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/about-us/job-vacancies/details/474679-conservation-adviser-the-broads

Salary starting at

£25,463 to £27,585 per annum pro rata. Applicants should expect under normal circumstances to receive an offer at the bottom of the advertised salary range.

Hours & contract information

Hours: Part time, 18.75 hours per week
Contract: 14 months Fixed Term Contract

Closing date: 21 November 2019
Interview date: 28 November 2019

How to apply

Our role profile describes the key result areas and skills and experience needed for the role. Please make sure you include reference number A3131119 on your application.

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Application details (Word 33Kb, requires Microsoft Word)

This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. You will be asked to declare both spent and unspent convictions and cautions at offer of employment stage.

Who to contact

For questions about this post
Alice Groom
alice.groom@rspb.org.uk
01767 693155

Send application details to
Cheryl Hunt
cheryl.hunt@rspb.org.uk
RSPB UKHQ - The Lodge Potton Road Sandy Bedfordshire SG19 2DL
01767 693694