Naturally Native Project Officer

The Wildlife Trusts in the North East (Durham, Northumberland and Tees Valley) have brought together a wide range of organisations to restore water vole populations across the North East of England. The Naturally Native project is tackling the 2 major causes of water vole decline, predation by American mink, an introduced non-native species, and habitat fragmentation. Naturally Native is providing a model for reversing the harm done to our ecosystems by non-native species and will restore our natural heritage for future generations.

We are recruiting a Project Officer to deliver the key outputs of this project in the Tees Valley, working alongside Project Officers based at each of the North East Trusts.

Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum

Full Time

Fixed term contract: 1.5 Years

Closing date for applications:  9 am on 13th June 2022

The post holders is responsible for the practical delivery of the Naturally Native Project.  They will be responsible for guiding volunteer habitat and species survey and the training of individuals in this area. The Officer will deliver and coordinate mink control to prescribed methodologies and deliver a suite of habitat restoration projects. They will ensure communications strategies and engagement activities, key to encouraging communities and landowners to actively participate in the project are delivered effectively.

They will work alongside a wide range of stakeholders, from public to private sectors, voluntary and community groups and local landowners to reverse the dramatic decline in water vole populations.

The Project Officer will be based at Tees Valley Wildlife Trust’s offices at the Margrove Heritage Centre, TS12 3BZ

We are inclusive employers and actively seek applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Application documents can be download below:

To apply for the position of Naturally native Project Officer, please complete the Application Form and return it to [email protected].

Further queries on the content of the role may be directed to Kelly Hollings Naturally Native Project Manager on 07403 301984.

Interviews for the shortlisted candidates will be held on Thursday 23rd June.