Farmland Wildlife Adviser

Closing date:
Salary: Up to £27,000 p.a (Based on experience)
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Brooke House, The Green, Ashbocking, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP6 9JY
Suffolk Wildlife Trust is the county’s nature charity. Our goal is for Suffolk to be nature-friendly, with wildlife able to thrive across Suffolk because everyone is doing more for nature.

As Farmland Wildlife Adviser you will work closely with farmers and landowners to create significant wildlife-friendly areas of land across the county.

The role will lead on environmental advice to farmers, guided by the Trust’s five-year strategy. Significant focus will be on our conservation priorities: farmland birds, watervole, pollinating insects, nightingale, dormouse, amphibians, stag beetle and hedgehog and the habitats needed to support these species.

You will develop and deliver a landscape scale approach, encouraging contiguous farmers to adopt wildlife friendly methods, such as through agri-environment options or re-wildling, maximising linkages between farms.

Main Responsibilities:

• Working with farmers and landowners, inspiring them to take action to help Suffolk’s wildlife either through direct management or via ‘softer’ re-wilding approaches.
• Setting up, developing, and supporting farmer and landowner clusters, encouraging long-term self-reliance.
• Providing both informal habitat management advice and detailed agri-environment scheme advice, design, application completion and delivery advice.
• Setting up volunteer groups to monitor our priority species to enable us to measure the success of our work and to provide informal advice outside of our priority areas.
• Working with the Wilder Landscapes Manager to deliver third party investment in biodiversity on farmland to support our priority species.
• Reporting successes to Trustees, members and the wider public through social media and events.

Contact details

If you are interested in applying then please email your application form to recruitment@suffolkwildlifetrust.org.  

No agencies please

Unfortunately due to the volume of applicants we are unable to respond individually.

Interviews to be held: week commencing 3rd May at Brooke House, Ashbocking, IP6 9JY. 

Job reference: Farmland Wildlife Adviser