A unique opportunity to join a successful and growing conservation charity!

Short-haired Bumblebee Project Officer (P/T)

Salary: £21,000 (pro rata)

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The Short-haired Bumblebee Project is looking for a temporary project officer to fill a fixed term 3.5 month contract. The Short-haired Bumblebee Project’s primary aim is to reintroduce this extinct bumblebee back to the UK.  It is a partnership project between the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, Natural England, RSPB and Hymettus.

Your role will be to complete bumblebee surveys of common and rare species around the release site of Dungeness and Romney Marsh, undertake wild flower surveys of habitat the project has advised on, enter habitat records into a GIS mapping system, and work to recreate flower rich habitat across the release site.

You will be self-motivated, hardworking, physically fit and practical, with the ability to prioritise time on the essentials of a task.  You will have excellent bumblebee and wild flower identification skills, as well as experience in practical habitat management.

Please refer to the job description and person specification for more details of the role. 

This is a part-time (30 hrs) temporary position based in the Dungeness and Romney Marsh area of Kent/East Sussex.

The closing date is 12 pm Thursday 21 May 2015.

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

To discuss the post informally please contact Gill Perkins, Conservation Manager (01590 678 473 / 07825 639 195, gill.perkins@bumblebeeconservation.org)

This post is subject to funding by the Heritage Lottery Fund (pending approval).

“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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