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Bison Rangers (x2)

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Location   England (South East)
Town/City   Wildwood/West Blean
Salary   Up to £27,000 per year dependant on skills and experience
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Mid Level
Deadline   07/02/2021
Company Name   Kent Wildlife Trust
Contact Name  
Website   Further Details / Applications
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Globally and nationally wildlife is in steep decline. We appear to be reaching critical tipping points around  the loss of biodiversity as well as around climate change, both being interlinked. Human society cannot prosper without wildlife and healthy ecosystems. 

Kent’s wildlife needs to be restored to much higher levels. We can no longer allow common things to become rare. We can only do this by restoring large-scale habitat from degraded land. Doing this will contribute to solving global problems. But we won’t be able to do this unless we publicly aspire to a higher level of impact and show that we can deliver this.

The Wilder Blean Project is an exciting new project which looks to manage large parts of the West Blean and Thornden Woods at a landscape scale using principles of wilding management. These two roles will form integral parts of the wider project team, with the specific purpose of looking after and managing a small herd of bison within approximately 200ha of Blean Woods. The bison must be kept in as wild a state as possible in order for them to display their natural behaviour and have the greatest positive impact on the site therefore careful and sympathetic management will be essential to the fulfilment of this role.

Training will be provided, which will involve spending several months with ARK Naturr Ontwikkeling at several of their sites in the Netherlands. This will provide the necessary specific skills and understanding to manage free ranging bison in the Wilder Blean Project which are currently unavailable in the UK.

These two posts will be managed by both Kent Wildlife Trust and Wildwood Trust, with direct line management split between the two organisations.

 Contact details: 

If you would like to discuss the post further, please email Simon Bateman-Brown at simon.bateman-brown@kentwildlife.org.uk or Mark Habben at mark.habben@wildwoodtrust.org

For an application pack and to apply, visit our website at www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk.

The Kent Wildlife Trust Group is Wild About Inclusion. To us, this means inspiring, empowering and engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities and abilities, to change the natural world for the better.

It also means cultivating inclusive workspaces that are free from discrimination, where differences are celebrated, everyone can be themselves and flourish, just like nature!

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