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Assistant Reserves Officer (Conservation / Wildlife)

Salary £22,532 - £23,161 per annum
Location Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Permanent, Full time, 35 hours per week    

Closing Date: w/c 21 August 2022 

Interview dates: w/c 12 September 2022  

  

We’re looking for an Assistant Reserves Officer  to carry out reserve management works in a safe and efficient manner. Ensuring that volunteers on SWT reserves work effectively and follow SWT policies especially regarding health and safety.  

  

A large part of the job will involve managing volunteer groups and you will need to work with them in a pleasant and efficient manner ensuring work is done effectively to a good standard whilst ensuring that the volunteers enjoy the experience. You will work closely with the reserves team to quickly become familiar with the nature reserves including their risk assessments and management aims and work with the practical reserves officer who will act in a mentoring role to assist with the above and help you quickly acquire the skills required to manage tasks alone.  

  

As the main user of practical tools and equipment you will be expected to maintain and organise the equipment so that it is kept in a serviceable and safe condition, and stored in a logical and efficient manner.  

  

We’re looking for those that are / have:  

  • A personable manner and the ability to work with a wide range of people  

  • Experience in practical estate work skills  

  • Experience of working with volunteers  

  • Knowledge of health and safety particularly relating to groups  

  • Ability to undertake risk assessments  

  • First Aid certificate  

  • Holds a full UK driving license  

 

We value courage, respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. Whilst we are passionate in promoting our aims we are not judgmental and are inclusive. We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.   

  

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible.  

Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) works across Shropshire (including Telford & Wrekin) to confront the ‘triple emergency’ of climate crisis, ecological crisis, and people’s inequitable connection with nature. We combine advocacy and campaigning with projects to restore nature and to engage people. We manage 41 nature reserves, and we have 46 staff, 500 volunteers, and over 9000 members. SWT is an autonomous charity, but we are increasingly working collectively as part of The Wildlife Trusts (TWT) to ensure that our local actions have a national impact and help to address global issues.

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