FLOW – Fixing and Linking Our Wetlands
Field Officer [Heritage Lottery Funded]
pro rata for 4 days a week
Fixed Term contract to the end of December 2020
Location: Manhood Peninsula, West Sussex
Based: Selsey and from home
Closing date: Friday 9th December
The Manhood Wildlife & Heritage Group is a registered charity, run by volunteers, which has been working to improve the environment of the Manhood Peninsula [south of Chichester] since 1997 – presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2010.
FLOW is an HLF funded Project to survey, primarily, the ditch and hedgerow networks of the Manhood Peninsula, then to plan and make improvements, in terms of wildlife value and sustainable water management. The aim is to ensure that the wetland habitat is connected and managed to a high standard so that it functions for people and wildlife. It is intended that much of the work will be carried out by volunteers.
The successful candidate will have experience of managing volunteers, ecological field surveys and practical habitat improvement work. They will have knowledge and experience of writing management plans and practical hands-on experience of land management for nature conservation, particularly in relation to wetland habitats. They will be able to work independently as well as part of a team. A full, clean driving license is required as travel to areas that are often not accessible by public transport will be necessary.
This is an exciting opportunity to work within a small friendly team, for a volunteer-led, local charity, to make a real difference to the wildlife, people and landscape of a special place in West Sussex.