Countryside Assistant

Application Deadline: 
29 Mar 2018
2000BAP Countryside Assistant
Location: Town Mead Depot (Waltham Abbey)
Full time: 36 hours per week  Fixed term: 2 years
Salary: £20,138 - £21,962 per annum plus £840 Inner Fringe Allowance per annum
Epping Forest Countrycare is a small but highly motivated, busy team of conservationists who are looking to recruit a temporary Countryside Assistant.
The Assistant will contribute to the implementation of practical conservation work to conserve and enhance the biodiversity and landscape of the District and to promote public access, education and enjoyment of the countryside.
Ideally you will be educated to diploma level (or equivalent) in a nature conservation related subject with recent experience of practical countryside management. Knowledge of habitat management techniques, an awareness of the importance of biodiversity and wildlife and an understanding of countryside furniture construction techniques is also required.
We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, willing to learn new skills and apply them in the field. You will be a team player who is able to motivate others but also able to work independently. You should be able to communicate effectively and confidently in person and in writing with customers. An awareness of outdoor health and safety and the safe use of tools is essential.  A basic level of computer literacy will also be required.
Closing Date:  Thursday 29th March 2018
Interviews:  Tuesday 24th April 2018