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Building Resilience in South West Woodlands

Atlantic woodlands in the south west such as those you find in Somerset, Devon and Cornwall are internationally important places for the lichens and bryophytes (mosses and liverworts) within them. These Atlantic woodlands have been subject to a number of past and current threats that are affecting species diversity within them. Following a successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund we are now recruiting for two posts to help us to develop the Building Resilience project which will address these threats through conservation, citizen science and public engagement activity that will promote understanding and appreciation of this habitat and its lower plants.

Plantlife, as the project Lead Partner, is seeking two confident individuals prepared to undertake a challenge and to inspire others to meet this challenge.

Posts will be home based in the project region, home based or in a partner office space. Post holders will be subject to a DBS check.

Development Manager

One year initial contract with possibility of extension for 3.5 years

Wage: £30,000 pro rata per annum 4 days per week

As the project’s Development Manager, you will lead the first stage of the work – a one year Development Phase – in close collaboration with other project partners to implement an initial work plan of conservation actions and public engagement. You will have the ability to find creative solutions to problems, to be influential and persuasive.

This work will inform the development of a high-quality second-round grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to support a further three and a half years of project delivery. Interviews for this post will be held at RSPB South West Regional Office in Exeter on Tuesday 6th June 2017.

People Engagement Officer (Citizen Science)

One year initial contract with possibility of extension for 3.25 years

Wage: £28,000 2.5 days per week

As the citizen science specialist you will lead on the first stage of the development of a citizen science programme that cuts across the project, is appropriate for different audiences and meets Plantlife and partners’ needs in terms of the delivery of conservation evidence and a greater understanding of Atlantic woodlands as a habitat for lichens and bryophytes. You will be a self-starting and positive team player, who is accessible and communicative.

This work will inform the development of a high-quality second-round grant application to the Heritage Lottery Fund to support a further three years of project delivery. Interviews for this post will be held at RSPB South West Regional Office in Exeter on Wednesday 7th June 2017.

The closing date for applications is Friday 19th May 2017.