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NIA Advisory Officer (Culm)

Salary: Starting salary £21,218 rising to £23,909, plus 5% pension

Closing date: Wednesday 27th September 2017

Location: Cookworthy

Do you have a good understanding of wildlife and environmental management on farms? Do you know and love the landscape of North Devon? Do you want to make a practical difference to the threatened Culm grasslands of North Devon?

As NIA Advisory Officer (Culm) you will work directly with farmers and land managers to restore and create this rare grassland type. You will advise landowners on habitat management and grants, and undertake practical tasks to restore and re-create wet grassland habitat. You will work closely with DWT, Environment Agency, Devon County Council and Exeter University staff to deliver an ambitious, ground-breaking project that investigates the role of Culm grassland in helping to manage flood risk.

You will have good experience of practical habitat management techniques and ecology, as well as previous experience in delivering advice to farmers and working with agri-environment schemes.

This post will play a significant role in the second phase of the Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area programme which is working to deliver a step change in nature conservation, with a local partnership which has a shared vision for their natural environment. The NIA is driving the restoration and re-creation of habitats at a landscape scale, and securing multiple benefits for both wildlife and people through the sustainable management and use of natural resources.

This is a permanent post, with funding secured until June 2020.

This post is funded through the Environment Agency, the European Union Interreg 2 Seas programme and Devon County Council.

For further information and to apply please download the Job Application Pack and Application Form.


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For further details and to request an application pack directly please email or telephone 01392 279244.