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  

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