|Welsh Project Officer for Amphibian & Reptile Conservation|
|Written by ARC Trust|
|Thursday, 19 April 2012 21:44|
Community Engagement in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Across Wales
Project Officer (1 year post; possible further 2 years subject to fundraising), £21,000 per annum Full Time (may include some evening and weekend work). Based in Wales; home location or office t.b.c.
Amphibian & Reptile Conservation has secured funding through the Countryside Council for Wales for a project to increase community engagement in conserving reptiles and amphibians in Wales. The project is aimed at helping to achieve sustainability in Wales through helping people engage with their environment, encouraging a sense of ownership and responsibility and providing opportunities for people to engage with amphibians and reptiles as part of the shared natural heritage in Wales. The project will last initially for one year with a view to fundraising to run the project for a further two years.
A project officer is required to manage the project which will:
Applicants will need a good knowledge of herpetofauna, excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrable experience working on herpetofauna conservation in Wales and in particular with the voluntary sector. An active involvement with Amphibian and Reptile Groups over a number of years will be a considerable advantage.
To apply, please send a current CV and covering letter outlining how you would (i) promote engagement in herpetofauna conservation and recording in Wales, (ii) engage key stakeholders in habitat enhancement for key herpetofauna species in Wales and (iii) develop publicity and information resources (and a Welsh Herpetofauna Symposium) to promote the aims of the project. Applications should be received by 27th April. Interviews will be held on 8th May, location t.b.c.
As this is a one year project, we are keen for a person to be in post by end of May or as soon as possible thereafter.
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