Overview

Do you want to be part of an award winning team which has been a leader on lowland peatland restoration in Lancashire and Greater Manchester for over 20 years?
Closing date: 
Salary: £23,820.31 per annum

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time

Location: Lancashire Wildlife Trust Head Office, The Barn, Berkeley Drive, Bamber Bridge, Preston, Lancashire, PR5 6BY

Do you want to be part of an award winning team which has been a leader on lowland peatland restoration in Lancashire and Greater Manchester for over 20 years, and help deliver pioneering and nationally significant habitat restoration and community engagement activity? Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Lancashire Peatland Initiative is seeking a dynamic project officer, passionate about protecting and championing our peatlands.

The Lancashire Peatlands Initiative is driving forward a co-ordinated approach to all of our peatland habitats in Lancashire and Greater Manchester, to raise awareness of their importance and build resilience for their future protection. Our diverse programme of work includes restoration and improvement of lowland and upland peatland habitat, including of a former commercial peat extraction site in Chat Moss, reintroduction of species such as the Large Heath Butterfly, peat-free campaigns, work to strengthen the Lancashire Peat Partnership, and piloting innovative, alternative land use practises on our Winmarleigh Carbon Farm.

Your role would be very varied as part of a team of staff, trainees and volunteers, at times together with other organisations and partnerships in the region, such as Great Manchester Wetlands Partnership, and the Lancashire Peat Partnership. The role could include anything from designing, fundraising for, and delivering a programme of restoration works, managing contractors and the work of volunteers as appropriate, running a range of education and raising awareness activities to promote the importance of peatlands, carrying out habitat/species surveying and monitoring activities, to writing grant applications, managing budgets and claims.

Further details including a full Job Description can be found below, along with our application forms. Please review the Job Description before you apply.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form and return your application to applications@lancswt.org.uk, before the closing date stated below.

(CV’s not accepted – No agencies)

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is: Wednesday 4 August 2021

Interviews: w/c 9 August 2021