The job is part time and flexible, averaging 2 to 3 days a week in total. The role is to protect water voles and other native wildlife by supporting and extending the current mink control network in Essex. The post holder will need to work flexibly during the week with support from others working for WRE and the Essex Wildlife Trust.
The role will be home-based, preferably in central Essex. The Project Officer will be expected use their own vehicle and fuel and be paid pro rata at £175 for an 8 hour day. Full training will be given on our working practices and the use of our Cloud database to record trapping results.
- Own transport and driving licence.
- An appropriate home location to deliver the project effectively.
- Ability to communicate and build good relationships with a wide range of partners volunteers and landowners.
- Flexible, enthusiastic and self-motivated: can work unsupervised, reliably delivering the requirements of a project.
- Prepared to work out of doors, alone in the countryside and, when necessary, outside standard office hours.
- Willing to humanely dispatch trapped mink.
- Degree in environmental subject or good wildlife knowledge and passion for conservation.
- Comfortable with the use of IT.
- Experience in the safe use of weapons.
- Practical experience of the control of mink or other invasive species.
- Desire to foster continual improvement within the project.
If you are interested please contact us via the form below and we will contact you to discuss the role further.