Water & Habitats Specialist Officer (Tame Valley Wetlands)

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of the Tame Valley Wetlands Landscape Partnership Team!

Role: Water & Habitats Specialist Officer

Contract: Full-time post (Fixed term until 31st March 2020 with possible extension)

Salary: Grade 2b (£19,380 – £26,520)

Closing date: Sunday 4th November 2018

Job ref: WHSO-Oct18

Interview date: Friday 15th November 2018

Based at: Hams Hall Environmental Centre, B46 1GA, with travel across the Tame Valley Wetlands and wider catchment

Can you help us make water better for wildlife? We are looking for an outstanding individual who has strong project management and engagement skills.

The post will deliver a range of grant funded projects on rivers, canals and wetlands across the Tame Valley Wetlands and wider Warwickshire. Utilising techniques such as biological controls for non-native invasive species, natural flood management and the re-naturalisation of rivers the post holder will work with a range of partners and landowners to restore the ecological condition of wetlands, control invasive species, reduce flooding and help to create a more resilient landscape. Projects will aim to work at a landscape scale, helping to create bigger, better, more joined up areas for the benefits of key species like otter and water voles.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust is the lead partner of the Tame Valley Wetlands Partnership with over 20 partners, including local, regional and national bodies such as the Environment Agency, Natural England, Parish, Borough and County Councils, the RSPB and Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. The Partnership is working towards the vision that ‘by 2030, the Tame Valley Wetlands will be a high quality, well-known and valued landscape, rich in wildlife, beauty and culture for all to enjoy’.

The Tame Valley Wetlands is a unique and hidden landscape vital for people and wildlife. Located between Birmingham and Tamworth in North Warwickshire and south-east Staffordshire, it includes 29 kilometres of the River Tame, important tributaries and the canal corridor, as well as over 1,000 hectares of wetland habitat. In 2017, the area was designated as a Nature Improvement Area; the first in Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull.

Between 2014 and 2018 the Partnership has delivered a £2.5 million Landscape Partnership Scheme, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Partnership is now working towards an exciting sustainable future, continuing to act as an important collective voice and an active delivery agent, linking organisations and local communities together through a core delivery team in order to deliver its exciting 2030 vision.

For more information, to download the application pack and to apply, please visit: www.warwickshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs/water-habitats-officer