Living Seas Officer - Maternity Cover

Location: Woods Mill, Henfield, West Sussex

Actual Salary: £16366.39

Contract Type: Fixed Term
 - 10 month maternity cover from December 2019 until October 2020

Hours: 3 Days a week – Flexible although some weekends & evenings  will be required.

Closing Date: 9am 28 October 2019

Interview Date: 5 November 2019

Sussex Wildlife Trust

Sussex Wildlife Trust is a conservation charity for everyone who cares about nature in Sussex. We focus on protecting the wonderfully rich natural life that is found across our towns, countryside and coast.  By working alongside local people we create opportunities for us all to connect with nature and for nature to thrive in even the most unlikely places.  Together we can make sure that future generations living in Sussex will be able to enjoy the sense of wonder and well-being that nature offers.

The Role

The Living Seas Officer is a member of the Conservation, Policy and Evidence team, based at Woods Mill near Henfield. This varied role offers opportunity to oversee the Trust’s marine conservation work, which includes running citizen science programmes, supporting partnership projects, and working on strategy / policy work in the marine environment. The post-holder will need to have a good knowledge of local marine and coastal ecology, understanding of ecological survey techniques, and be able to communicate to a variety of audiences.

The Person

You will have knowledge and understanding of marine conservation issues and a good knowledge of local marine and coastal ecology.  The applicant should be able to work independently with good time management and organisational skills, and must also be able to manage and coordinate volunteers.
A driving licence is essential as regular travel across Sussex will be required. You must be prepared to travel across Sussex on a regular basis, sometimes outside core hours, and spend time at the coast in all weathers.