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Terrestrial Conservation Advisor and Trainer
St Helena, South Atlantic
2 years FTC commencing ASAP
£25k pa taxable in St Helena
A sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,000, St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK, poised for transformation with the imminent construction of an airport.
St Helena’s unique and fragile environment is our greatest asset, requiring sound management. A new Environmental Management Directorate has been created to take forward this work, within this Directorate there of three divisions, one of which is the Nature Conservation Division a key component of which will be the creation of an management plans spanning marine, freshwater and terrestrial environments.
You will deliver a policy framework for terrestrial conservation incorporating overarching principles for habitats and species, plus a sustainable long term training programme and a monitoring, evaluation and regulation system. Specifically this will include:
- Drafting National Conservation Areas management plans by liaising with relevant stakeholders and collation of supportive evidence.
- A 3-5 year habitat restoration programme for the terrestrial conservation team
- Restructuring the nurseries programme focused on such forthcoming demands as plant production and the implementation of recovery programmes for endangered species
- Training the Terrestrial Conservation Division with possible additional training for other government staff in the following areas plant identification, plant propagation and types of soil, key endemic plants, basic survey techniques and plant pest and disease identification and control.
Holding a postgraduate degree or equivalent in terrestrial conservation or a related subject area, you will have broad experience in conservation management and training. You must have experience in habitat restoration and plant propagation techniques and in terrestrial habitat and species survey techniques. Highly organised with the ability to multi-task and prioritise a heavy workload with analytical and problem solving skills, you must be an excellent communicator, able to work with people at all levels and abilities. As a qualified trainer and strong motivator, you should have a track record of successful policy development and be flexible enough to meet the varied demands of the role, being fit and comfortable working outdoors in challenging and remote environments.
We offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa and which may include a contributory pension plus generous income tax-free allowances for relocation, rent and utilities. An application form and further information can be found by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button which will take you directly to our website, where you will find further instructions on submitting your application.
Applications by should be sent by 28 August 2012 please.
Interviews will be held in London.