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As Kent Wildlife Trust strives to deliver a Wilder Kent, robust biodiversity data is essential in evidencing our conservation decisions and to influence the decisions of others who have the potential to affect the natural environment. This is an exciting time for the Trust as it surges ahead with ambitious projects to deliver nature’s recovery, including an ever-growing portfolio of nature-based solutions projects featuring wilding, catchment resilience and carbon sequestration.
- The Conservation GIS, Remote Sensing and Data Assistant will work within the Conservation Evidence Team, supporting the Conservation Directorate to ensure the spatial and remote sensed data, and data analytics needs of the directorate are met.
- You will strive to ensure that Kent Wildlife Trust are seen as leaders in the field of monitoring and evidence in Kent and beyond. The focus of this role will be to provide support across our portfolio, including for example: estates (nature reserves), Wilder Landscapes and other projects, including wilding (e.g., Wilder Blean), species introduction and recovery (e.g., Red-Billed Chough, Heath Fritillary, Pine Marten, Turtle Dove, Wartbiter), nature-based solutions (catchment resilience, farmer clusters, beaver, carbon sequestration, nutrient neutrality), and the Nature Recovery Network for Kent. Please see our website for further details about our work.
- The Conservation GIS, Remote Sensing and Data Assistant will also play a key role in managing Kent’s Local Wildlife Site system and its annual survey programme and support a review process of the system with the Kent Nature Partnership.
- This post would suit a recent graduate/early career professional. The successful applicant will have a good understanding & demonstrable experience of using GIS, (QGIS ideally) to support current nature conservation policy, thinking and practical work.
- An interest and willingness to learn UAV and satellite remote sensing approaches.
- Good interpersonal and communication skills and demonstrable ability to work as part of a close, multidisciplinary team
- Skills in data analysis and reporting, and a demonstrable understanding of UK natural history, ecology and nature conservation.
Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. Join our team and help us create a Wilder Kent! In return we will inspire you, listen to you, value you, treat you equally and fairly, look after your health and wellbeing and encourage flexibility from day one, enabling you to draw on these benefits to be a better, happier and more productive you.
The application process:
To apply for this position, please download the application pack and submit your completed Applicant Information Form together with your covering letter and CV using the link below.
For an informal chat about this role please contact the Conservation Evidence Manager email@example.com