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Wetlands Expert

Reference     (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors   Terrestrial / Aquatic Ecology & Conservation
Location   England (South East) - UK
Salary   £36,000 pa dependent on experience & skills/subject to discussion
Type   Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status   Full Time
Level   Senior Level
Deadline   27/04/2023
Company Name   Surrey Wildlife Trust
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Wetlands Expert

Salary c£36,000 pa dependent on experience & skills/subject to discussion – part time and flexible working are available options

If you are passionate about Wetlands and want to work with others who are creatively and systematically looking for solutions which will connect Surrey’s wildlife at a landscape level, this is your perfect job!

This is a senior role for a Wetlands Expert reporting into the Head of Projects and Partnerships; practical experience of river and wetland ecology and conservation is essential, specifically its application in restoration projects and monitoring programmes; experience will also need to include demonstrable examples of project managing medium/large scale projects. 

Fundamentally, you must live and breath wetlands with an almost evangelical wish to promote their essential contribution in our challenge to restore Surrey’s nature and maximise climate adaptation and resilience following Lawton’s approach for a bigger, better, more joined up ecological network. 

Collectively we will do this by working with other landowners and managers in partnership as we strive towards a target of 30% of land connected and protected for nature by 2030. 

The core focuses of this role are to oversee the creation and implementation of the SWT Wetlands Strategy, work with the Projects and Nature Based Solutions (NBS) Team and external landowners and partners to implement relevant wetland solutions across the county, and work with the River Catchment Partnerships to increase resilience across our river catchments.

Our offices are in Pirbright, Leatherhead and Wisley and our hybrid working policy aims to provide a good work/life balance which can incorporate partial home working whilst having an interesting working environment. The salary offered to successful applicants will form part of a benefits package including: above minimum pension contributions, life assurance of 4 x salary, employee support scheme, 22 days holiday, flexible/hybrid working policy.

We are committed to having an inclusive and diverse workplace and encourage applications from backgrounds which may be underrepresented in our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities.  We aim to offer an interview to all candidates that meet the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustment to make our recruitment process more accessible.

To apply, please use the Application Form available on our website or provide a full CV and explanatory covering letter, emailed to Zoe Channon, Head of Projects & Partnerships, zoe.channon@surreywt.org.uk, by midday Thursday 27th April 2023. Interviews will be in early May at our Pirbright Office. Or contact Zoe for an informal discussion to talk through the skills and expertise we need and the details of the role.


Guided by a collaborative vision where we all play a part in connecting nature, we provide expert advice and guidance to landowners and managers, making sure the land we look after leads by example, while inspiring and educating people and organisations across the county on what they can do. By doing this we will create a Surrey that is full of diverse and abundant wildlife, where nature is at the heart of individual choices, corporate decisions, and local economic and policy making. One that helps tackle the ongoing climate emergency, while supporting the health and wellbeing of all who live here.


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