Conservation Officer – City of London

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 About us

At the City of London, we’re committed to putting people first. From working towards greener futures, to improving lives in our communities, we’re constantly at the forefront of an ever-changing political landscape. As a Conservation Officer, you’ll work at the forefront of our Natural Environment Division, playing a leading role in protecting and enhancing exceptional nature reserves.

Our staff do incredible work. In return we invest in them, giving them all the tools they need to do the best work they can – plus a generous benefits package. Join us and do all kinds of extraordinary things.

About the role

Joining our team in Burnham Beeches and Stoke Common in Buckinghamshire, you’ll help manage these nationally and internationally recognised nature reserves. Consisting of 300 ha of ancient woodland, wood pasture, valley bog and heathland, and home to one of the most important places for ancient trees in the country, these nature reserves are visited by over 600,000 people each year.

You’ll help plan, deliver, monitor and evaluate conservation management programmes and work to identify and develop appropriate grant and other income opportunities. Protecting the ancient tree heritage of Burnham Beeches will include coordinating veteran tree management and research as well as promoting the work we do. Another key part of the role is developing and implementing site-based and landscape-scale conservation measures with local partners. You’ll develop and execute conservation strategies and plans as well as biodiversity research and surveys. This will involve liaising with a wide range of colleagues and organisations.

About you

A confident communicator with a degree, or equivalent experience, in a related subject area. You will have experience of designing, implementing and writing up ecological surveys, monitoring programmes and research projects across a wide variety of habitats. With experience of veteran tree and wood pasture conservation and management, you’ll have demonstrable flora and fauna identification skills, and a broad knowledge of UK and European habitats and wildlife legislation.

On a personal level, you’ll have the ability to build and maintain excellent working relationships and have experience of delivering presentations to a high standard. You’ll be a true team player, and a person passionate about protecting natural places. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team putting nature first, and to supercharge your career in the process.

Closing date: 12 noon on 24 June 2024.

To apply online please click the apply button.

Alternatively, please contact 020 7332 3978 (24 hr answerphone) quoting reference number OENV0285. A minicom service for the hearing impaired is available on 020 7332 3732.

This role requires a basic Disclosure & Barring Service check.

The City of London Corporation is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.