Mid Wales Grey Squirrel Control Officer (East)

Grey Squirrel Control Officer (East)

Based from home, mid Wales (Abergwesyn, Llanwrtyd Wells & Cynghordy areas)

3 year contract, part time, 2 days per week (days flexible). £17,000 per annum pro rata. This post is supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales are recruiting a part time Grey Squirrel Control Officer for the eastern side of the Mid Wales Red Squirrel Focal Site. The overall purpose of the job is to further the work of the Mid Wales Red Squirrel Partnership by working with the Mid Wales Red Squirrel Officer and the Grey Squirrel Control Officer (West) to engage and work with local landowners and volunteers to undertake grey squirrel control.

This post is heavily weighted towards recruiting, training and supporting volunteers and good public engagement skills are essential, as well as an understanding of issues related to non-native species in conservation and experience of grey squirrel control. The post will also be required to directly deliver grey squirrel control, often in areas of red squirrel presence and in response to camera survey information.

Download: a full job description and application form (also available as a word document).

We cannot accept applications by CV only, the application form must be used.

Any queries about this post to be addressed to Dr Lizzie Wilberforce, Conservation Manager, l.wilberforce@welshwildlife.org / 07970 780553, or Becky Hulme, Mid Wales Red Squirrel Officer, b.hulme@welshwildlife.org  / 07972 201202

Application forms can be emailed to Lizzie at the above address or posted to:

Recruitment (MWGSCO), WTSWW, The Nature Centre, Fountain Road, Tondu, Bridgend CF32 0EH

Closing date for applicants: Midnight on Tuesday 6th August 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 14 August 2019.

If you have not heard from us by the end of Friday 9th August please assume your application has been unsuccessful. Regretfully we cannot reimburse applicants the cost of travel to interview.