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Conservation Officer – West Midlands Crayfish Partnership

Bug life


Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the quest to protect freshwater wildlife with Buglife as a Conservation Officer


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West Midlands, UK - Remote

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98% Remote- UK

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Buglife is the only organization in Europe devoted to the conservation of all invertebrates, playing a crucial role in sustaining the health of our planet. As the leading voice for the world's small creatures, Buglife focuses on saving the little things that run the world. By joining our team, you will become part of an exciting mission to safeguard the future of invertebrates, ensuring they thrive across the West Midlands and beyond.

Role Summary:

  • Lead the West Midlands Crayfish partnership project on a part-time basis until December 2024.
  • Engage in practical project management, partnership building, and innovative community involvement.
  • Perform desk-based research and execute strategies for the conservation of freshwater invertebrates.
  • Supervise volunteers and handle public relations and financial aspects of the project.

Role Requirements:

  • Expertise in White-clawed Crayfish conservation and knowledge of other freshwater invertebrates.
  • Proven commitment to environmental protection and wildlife conservation.
  • Experience collaborating with various stakeholders, managing projects and budgets, and promoting wildlife awareness.

Application Process Details:

  • Email your CV and a personalized cover letter detailing your suitability for the role.
  • Application deadline is Wednesday, 3 April 2024.

Buglife is looking for a passionate Conservation Officer to join our team and deliver our West Midlands Crayfish partnership project. This is a part-time, fixed-term role until the end of December 2024, based in the West Midlands but with remote working options.

The role involves practical project management and delivery, partnership working, desk-based research, and developing innovative ideas to engage local communities with freshwater invertebrates and their conservation. You will also be responsible for managing volunteers, public relations, financial management, and teamwork.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of the key issues in White-clawed Crayfish conservation and of other freshwater invertebrates, demonstrable dedication to protecting the environment and conserving wildlife, and experience of working in partnership with other organisations, volunteers, landowners, and contractors. Experience of project and budget management and of raising public awareness of wildlife and environmental issues is also required.

Buglife offers 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.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are the best person to support our work with pollinators. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 3 April 2024.


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