Senior Project Officer - Tenders Global

Senior Project Officer

Shropshire Wildlife Trust

Senior Project Officer  

Salary: £29,601 

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire  

Hours: Full Time 

Contract until 31st March 2026  

Closing Date: 12th February 2024  

1st Interviews: 20th & 21st February 2024 

We have secured funding from Shropshire Council, Environment Agency and other partners to
deliver Natural Flood Management (NFM) measures in 10 catchments in which properties are
directly impacted by flooding.

Additional functional values of NFM will be sought to deliver biodiversity enhancements to
ameliorate the impacts of habitat loss, poor water quality, abstraction and low flows by
building ecological resilience and supporting base flow function and groundwater re-charge.

What you will be doing: 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the expanding, dynamic Land & Water team at
Shropshire Wildlife Trust. 

In this role the successful applicant will be at the leading edge of delivering Natural Flood
Management at scale in Shropshire to deliver meaningful change to communities and wildlife. 

This position has arisen as a result of the pioneering delivery of NFM by the Land & Water
team, who are recognised nationally as expert in the field. You will bring practical delivery
skills and be fully supported by the expertise of the Technical manager to deliver flood
alleviation with maximal biodiversity benefits. Support from the team will allow you to build
and develop your skills to unlock your potential and maximise on-the-ground delivery of nature
based solutions. 

What we’re looking for: 

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in an ecology or environmental management related
  • Experience of leading a range of practical restoration techniques 
  • Relevant professional knowledge in river and catchment restoration and an understanding of
    river related issues 
  • Previous Project management experience
  • Experience of undertaking practical habitat surveys and condition monitoring 

Please note due to the nature of the role, a full clean UK driving licence/ able to travel
throughout the region 

Why work for us – benefits we offer: 

  • Flexible working 
  • Home working 
  • Salary sacrifice 
  • Generous pension 
  • Support with training and development to assist career progression 
  • Inclusive & supportive work atmosphere 

About us: 

Shropshire Wildlife Trust (SWT) has a vision of a thriving natural world, where Shropshire’s
wildlife and natural habitats play a valued role in addressing the climate and ecological
emergencies, and people are inspired and empowered to take action for nature. We combine
projects across Shropshire (including Telford & Wrekin) with advocacy and campaigning to
restore nature and to engage people. We manage over 40 nature reserves and have almost 50
staff, 300 volunteers, and over 9000 members. SWT is an autonomous charity, but we are
increasingly working collectively, as part of The Wildlife Trusts (TWT), to ensure that our
local actions have a national impact and help to address global issues. 

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