Property Ecologist

£25,000 - £29,999
17 Oct 2019
23 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
The Yorkshire Dales includes some of the most important landscapes and sites of special scientific interest in the region. As our Ecologist you will help conserve the rich and diverse wildlife which the Yorkshire Dales is home.

What it's like to work here

Here in the Yorkshire Dales we look after some of the most dramatic upland limestone landscape in the country, with many of the distinctive landscape features for which the Dales are so admired. The Dales provides spiritual refreshment and inspiring activities for all. It is a place where people experience change and continuous adaptation, through the National Trust's management of its stunning landscapes for water, habitats, wildlife and historic environment in the face of an ever changing climate, for the enjoyment of current and future generations.

What you'll be doing

With a focus on environmental land management you'll implement an effective ecological monitoring system focussing on the consequences. This will include vegetation mapping, field monitoring and habitat condition assessments and the collation and presentation of this data.

Ensuring compliance with the Higher Level Scheme you will work with our Rural Surveyors to submit claims for capital works. You'll also advise on trends and ecological condition and feed this information into Conservation Performance Indicator reporting system.

Working closely with the Ranger team, you'll work to ensure that these beautiful landscapes are protected through supporting ecological, biological and environmental research. And you'll give technical and practical advice on our projects in these areas, which could be anything from conservation and environmental research to visitor access initiatives. What's more, acting as a local ambassador for the Trust, you'll also new find ways to form partnerships and get local communities interested and involved in the work we are doing. You'll also share information and management plans with our key stakeholders. As the impact of recreation increases it will be vital that you create the tools to assess this enabling us to provide visitors with an impact analysis.

Who we're looking for

You're self-motivated, expert in conservation or land management and you'll also have:
  • A natural sciences or related degree (or equivalent)
  • Experience in practical nature conservation
  • Experience of undertaking and managing surveys with a good understanding of relevant legislation and guidance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills

The package


Benefits include flexible working whenever possible plus free parking at most locations. You'll be entitled to discounts in high street stores and cinemas, National Trust shops and NT cafes, and have free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18).

Your health and wellbeing is important to us and is supported through generous annual leave and the option to buy additional days (minimum contract length applies), a cycle to work scheme, subsidised health cash plan, a loan towards rental deposits and confidential access to a free support service 24 hours a day should you need it.

Your future financial health is helped by an employer matched - up to 10% of basic salary - contributory pension scheme and you can further your career with training and development tailored to you.

All of this and the opportunity to give something back to your community with up to 5 days of paid volunteering per year!