Back from the Brink Project Officer

(Part Time, 21 hours)

Salary £23,000 (pro rata)

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We are looking for a part-time Project Officer to deliver conservation activities in South West England.  Your primary role will be to deliver the ‘Back from the Brink’ Shrill Carder Recovery Project in Somerset and Wiltshire.  (A project officer based in Essex will be employed by Buglife to work in conjunction with this posting).  You will also support the development and delivery of wider BBCT conservation work in South West England.

Back from the Brink (BftB) is a partnership project working to prevent the extinction of threatened species in England.  The objectives of the BftB Shrill Carder Recovery Project are to:
(1) Establish the current distribution of the Shrill carder bee in England
(2) Ensure remaining sites are managed to protect and enhance Shrill carder bee populations.
(3) Map opportunities to reconnect remaining populations via habitat restoration and creation.
(4) Recruit and train volunteers to monitor Shrill carder bees.
(5) Produce a Species Recovery Plan to inform Shrill Carder bee conservation.

You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic, with good bumblebee identification skills, knowledge of pollinator ecology, and experience in habitat management.  You will have strong communication skills and be able to engage a wide range of people including farmers, landowners, partner organisations and volunteers.

This position is home-based, although hot-desk options can be discussed.  Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role.

This is a part-time fixed term position for two years.

The closing date is 5pm, Sunday 14 May 2017.

How to Apply:

For more details of the role and to apply, please download the Application Pack.

To discuss the post informally please contact Sam Page, Conservation Manager (, 07780 931114).

Please do not send CVs or applications to Sam Page.  

“Bumblebees are lovely little creatures - their bright stripes and gentle buzz bring colour and sound to our summer gardens. They are also very important because they pollinate our wildflowers and crops. Sadly things aren't going well and some species are threatened with extinction.
I'm really concerned by these declines and I'm pleased to support the work of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust." 

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