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Conservation Officer – Kernow Wyls

Bug life


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Join Buglife as a Conservation Officer and make a vital impact on Cornwall's pollinator populations with the Kernow Wyls - People for Pollinators project


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Cornwall, UK - Remote

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In-person- United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Buglife is an influential organisation dedicated to conserving invertebrates. Working with the support of the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Buglife's Kernow Wyls - People for Pollinators project aims to restore wildflower-rich habitats and support threatened coastal invertebrates in Cornwall. This role offers the chance to be part of a passionate team making a significant contribution to biodiversity and community engagement.

Role Summary

  • Managing the Kernow Wyls project in collaboration with local communities and landowners.
  • Leading habitat restoration efforts for pollinating insects.
  • Creating and implementing innovative conservation solutions.
  • Organizing and conducting educational events, workshops, and talks, with a focus on youth engagement.
  • Coordinating with specialists, managing permissions, and overseeing volunteers.
  • Handling public relations and financial aspects of the project.

Role Requirements

  • Proven understanding of pollinating insects and their conservation needs.
  • Experience in habitat management and ecological knowledge.
  • Skilled in public outreach, community involvement, and volunteer engagement.
  • Experience collaborating with various stakeholders, including landowners and contractors.
  • Strong project management skills, including financial acumen.

Buglife is recruiting a Conservation Officer to deliver our project Kernow Wyls: People for Pollinators, which is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The role will work with landowners and communities along the north and south Cornish coasts to both restore wildflower-rich habitat for pollinating insects and undertake actions to support a suite of our most threatened coastal invertebrates. The Conservation Officer will raise awareness of invertebrates in Cornwall through delivery of talks, workshops, events and activities including many aimed at younger audiences in some of Cornwall’s urban areas.

This role will include: project management, partnership working, overseeing practical habitat management works, developing and delivering innovative ideas and solutions to species conservation, coordinating permissions and managing specialist contractors, working with local communities, managing volunteers, public relations, financial management and teamwork.

Job requirements include demonstrable understanding of pollinating insects and their conservation priorities, experience at undertaking habitat management projects, good level of ecological knowledge and understanding of conservation issues, experience of raising public awareness through outreach and engagement activities, experience of engaging volunteers and local communities in species-focused projects, experience of working in partnership with other organisations, volunteers, landowners and contractors, and project management including financial knowledge and experience.

This role is fixed term until 31st March 2027, based on 4 days a week. You will be based at our Plymouth office, although home working will be possible. A flexible approach to the working pattern will be considered for the successful candidate.

Buglife offer a benefits package including, Enhanced Pension, Flexible Working, 23 days annual leave (rising to 28 after 3 years service) in addition to winter close between Christmas and New Year.


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