Building Bridges Project – Part-time Conservation Worker

Salary:                                     £17.067.50pa (pro rata)

Hours:                                     22.5hours -  3 days a week

Based:                                     Blakehill Reserve, Cricklade, Swindon

To support the Building Bridges project officer by ensuring the maintenance of the Trust’s nature reserve infrastructure, through carrying out a programme of essential site and land management work with a conservation team of participants aged over 50 who are unemployed or economically inactive. This work will be carried out in close partnership with the trusts Conservation and Land Management team in Swindon and North Wiltshire.

There are no formal line management responsibilities associated with this post but supervision of participants and volunteers will be a feature. This post will assist with the delivery of the essential programme of maintenance and repairs that is necessary to maintain a safe working and visitor environment to a high standard.

Practical land management and conservation skills will be essential. To be successful you will need to be able work with people with a range of needs and possible challenging behaviour. You will need to be self-motivated, patient and positive.

Along with relevant and appropriate experience, you will need to be able to demonstrate effective communication and strong interpersonal skills.

Closing Date: Midnight – Monday 24th July 2017. Successful candidates will be notified by 7pm on Monday 31st July 2017. If you have not heard from us by this time then unfortunately you will have been unsuccessful.

Interview Date: To be advised

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Derek Gard on 01380 736078 or 07872117388.

The Trust will only accept candidates on completion of our application form which can be found below, along with the full Job Description for the role:

JD_BBConservationWorker_July2017.pdf

JobApplicationForm_BuildingBridges.doc

Building Bridges is a partnership of organisations, led by Community First, that has come together to deliver the Building Better Opportunities Programme across Swindon and Wiltshire.The project has received up to £3.9M of funding from the European Social Fund as part of the 2014-2020 European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme in England. The Department for Work and Pensions is the Managing Authority for the England European Social Fund programme. Established by the European Union, the European Social

Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support skills development, employment and job creation, social inclusion and local community regenerations.

For more information visit: https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding