Overview

Are you an experienced field botanist with a passion for enabling people to restore and manage their land?

Would you like to join Plantlife’s team of Advisors, providing specialist botanical advice across England, especially to ensure species potential?

If you can answer ‘yes’ to these questions, then we would like to hear from you.

We are seeking a confident and dynamic individual with extensive experience of providing land management and restoration advice to a wide-ranging audience, including individuals, landowners, and large organisations. The successful candidate must have outstanding botanical skills and the ability to be influential and persuasive.

In return we offer a friendly, flexible and supportive working environment with great benefits and opportunities to develop.

About the role

This is a full-time role working 35 hours per week on a permanent contract, based at home. The role requires extensive travel across the UK. Our normal office hours are 9 – 5, Monday to Friday but we actively support flexible working.

The reward package consists of a salary of £31,000 plus other benefits such as employer contributions to a group personal pension scheme of 6%, up to 37 days annual leave (with length of service, including bank holidays) and life assurance.

To view a full job description and to apply please visit our website: Plantlife – Jobs

About Plantlife International

Established in 1989, Plantlife International is the only UK charity dedicated to conserving wild flowers, plants and fungi in their natural habitats and helping people enjoy and learn about them.

Our mission is simple – to secure a world rich in plants and fungi. Underpinning the health of our environment, wild plants and fungi are the foundation upon which we can help resolve the climate, ecological and societal challenges we face.

We aim to:

·         Protect and restore the diversity of wild plants and fungi to enhance our countryside, towns and cities.

·         Connect people with nature to improve wellbeing and inspire action to save species and their habitats.

·         Work in partnerships so that all people and all sectors of society can contribute to tackling the climate and nature crisis we face.

·         Collaborate and influence on the world stage to empower societies across the globe to help protect plants and fungi.

Successful delivery of this strategy will lead to a world full of colour, beauty and life – from inner cities to our wildest places. Plants, and the animals that depend on them, will thrive and be connected in every way possible. Our practical work in furtherance of these aims encompasses a wide and varied programme. We own 23 nature reserves across the UK and carry out conservation and outreach work on our own land and in partnership with others, such as the National Trust, RSPB and the Forestry Commission. We advise landowners and publish best practice guidance. We carry out research and gather data to inform government policy. We engage people of all ages and abilities in plant conservation and education and give everybody opportunities to enjoy wildflowers. We work overseas with bodies such as the IUCN and Kew and, as a lead partner in the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, identify Important Plant Areas across the world and plan their conservation with government and community groups.

We are governed by a board of 12 trustees, chaired by Professor David Hill OBE. Our Patron is His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. Philip Mould is our President and Rachel de Thame Vice President.

We have around 70 staff, located in our Salisbury head office, at other Plantlife offices or at home. Plantlife Cymru and Plantlife Scotland each have devolved responsibilities. We also have a team of 1500 volunteers who work in the field, at events and in our offices. Of our annual £4.3m expenditure, £3.6m is spent on conservation and communication work.

A large proportion of our income derives from our 14,000 loyal members and supporters.  We also receive funding from the UK governments and their conservation agencies, grant making bodies such as the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Land Fill tax funds, donations from charitable trusts and foundations as well as income from business partners and fundraising events.

Plantlife is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

For more information, please visit our website: www.plantlife.org.uk.  You will also find information there about our trustees, our policies and projects, as well as our annual reports and accounts.