Colne Valley Rivers and Wetlands Officer

Closing date:
Salary: £24,933 - £28,339 (SCP 24-28) plus 7% pension
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Colne Valley, Herts and Middlesex

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We are looking for someone to make the wetlands of the Colne Valley a better place for wildlife and to prevent water voles from becoming extinct.

Contact details

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please call Tim Hill, the Trust’s Conservation Manager on 01727 858901.

By working with partners through the Colne Valley, this post offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the conservation of the Colne Valley and the wildlife that is dependent upon its habitats.

The post holder will be responsible for managing this project which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and forms part of the wider project, “The Colne Valley – A Landscape on the Edge.”

The aims of this project are twofold:-

  • Preventing water voles from becoming extinct in the Colne Valley.
  • By working in partnership with the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative, achieve integrated management of fisheries, balancing satisfying angling opportunities with conserving and increasing biodiversity, to the benefit of the wider Colne Valley.

You’ll be an ambitious conservationist, educated to degree level or equivalent in a biological/environmental science and have significant experience of wetland habitat management, partnership working, volunteer development and community engagement.

The postholder will be based at the Trust's offices in St Albans and Denham Country Park, but will be working throughout the Colne Valley.

The deadline for applications is 12pm on Monday 27 January.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 4 February.

For more information, please download an application pack. To apply for this role, please complete an application form and equal opportunities monitoring form, and return to recruitment@hmwt.org.