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2 posts, 2 year fixed term contracts
£17,250 – £18,750 per annum (depending on experience)
Generous annual leave allowance, pension contribution and personal development opportunities
The Reserves Assistant – Brecks post holder will be based at NWT East Wretham Heath Reserve, in Norfolk, working at NWT managed sites within the Brecks and Fens including Weeting Heath, Thompson Common, Wissey Wetlands (a habitat creation scheme in the Fens), and heath re-creation sites within Thetford Forest.
The Reserves Assistant – Woods and Heaths post holder will be based at NWT Foxley Wood Reserve, working at NWT managed sites within the South, Central and North areas of Norfolk, including Ancient Woodlands, Heathland, Mire and Fens.
Both Reserves Assistants will carry out a variety of tasks, including habitat & species development, infrastructure maintenance, and using a variety of machinery. The successful candidates will have a good basic knowledge of wildlife conservation and habitat management techniques. Good communication skills are essential, both with colleagues and members of the public, as is the ability to work as part of a team in managing these important sites. The successful candidates will have experience of working on a nature reserve or similar and experience of maintaining tools and equipment. Training in tractors and chainsaw certification is essential. Experience in livestock handling, and training in brushcutter, ATV, pesticide use, relevant tractor related implements and first aid would be an advantage.
The posts present the opportunity to work on some of the county’s most important wildlife sites, and enhance valuable skills in the development of nature reserves and their visitors.
Closing date: midday Tuesday 1st December 2020
Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 10th December 2020 at East Wretham Heath, Thetford
For more information please go to our website www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs
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