Assistant Ecology Volunteer Officer - flexible hours
The Job: The post holder will work closely with the Project lead in delivering the Nature’s Sure Connected project. Nature’s Sure Connected will build Kent Wildlife Trust’s capacity to deliver biodiversity monitoring at the landscape scale. We already deliver monitoring on our reserves and Local Wildlife Sites; this project will enable us to understand the state of our wildlife and the impact of our conservation activities in the wider landscape. This post will use to the full a broad mixture of skills built on wide, hands-on experience of working with volunteer groups to gather ecological data. The post holder will play a key part in ensuring that volunteers are recruited, trained, supported and engaged, to help us develop and test a new biodiversity monitoring system. You’ll be working toward helping these volunteer groups to be self-managing and self-sustaining in the future and helping to plot their journey with Kent Wildlife Trust.
You: You will be a competent field ecologist and engaging volunteer developer.
Kent Wildlife Trust is the leading wildlife charity for Kent and Medway, supported by its members and staffed by committed professionals. We are all working to protect wildlife and to find better ways to run an efficient and effective organisation.
Kent Wildlife Trust is a flexible employer that aims to be one of the best employers in the environment sector in the southeast. It is one of the largest of the 47 Wildlife Trusts, which together make up the Wildlife Trusts Partnership. We are supported and governed by our 32,000 members, and have the simple ambition of enabling the recovery of Kent’s wildlife. To this end, we own or manage some 65 nature reserves covering over 8,100 acres; we campaign and lobby politicians, decision makers and landowners to ensure site protection and good habitat management; and we run a full programme of education work with schools, colleges and adult groups. Kent Wildlife Trust also has three Visitor Centres.