Wilder Horsham District - Landowner Advisor


•Location: Home / site / flexible working required. (This role requires the officer to live within reasonable daily commute to Horsham District – A balance between home working with office hot desk at Woods Mill, outside Henfield).

•Salary: £27,822.87per annum

•Contract Type: Permanent

•Hours: 35 Hours Per Week Monday to Friday in the main including occasional weekends and evenings.

•Closing Date: 2nd July 2020 9:00 am

•Interview Date:  10th July - Interview will most likely be remote via online video platform.

 Sussex Wildlife Trust is seeking an experienced Landowner Advisor for the Wilder Horsham District Project.  This is a 5 year funded project seeking to work with others to develop a Nature Recovery Network throughout the District. (See document included in recruitment pack for more details).

 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.

 Wilder Horsham District

 For details about this project and how this role fits into it see document included in application pack.

 The Role

 This is a new role created to deliver aspirations of the Wilder Horsham District Partnership.  This is a 5 year partnership between Horsham District Council and the Sussex Wildlife Trust.  This role will lead on the delivery of the Horsham District Nature Recovery Network, working with landowners, community groups and existing practitioners and partnerships in the District.  The document included in the application pack gives further context of the project and the Landowner Advisor’s role within it

 The role requires day to day engagement with stakeholders in Horsham District, developing opportunities to improve and create networks for nature at a range of scales.  Considerable experience and expertise is required to advise a broad range of stakeholders on the range of habitats that can be improved or created on their land.  You will have the support of a project dedicated Community Support Officer and colleagues within both Sussex Wildlife Trust and Horsham District Council. You will work with local communities, volunteers and project partners to ensure good communication and promotion of the Wilder Horsham District Project.

 With a District wide geographical portfolio, it is essential that you have a driving licence and are happy to undertake  occasional evening and weekend work.

 The Person

 Demonstrating excellent ecological and communication skills, you will be an experienced nature conservation professional who is passionate about wildlife. You will have substantial experience of restoring and creating different habitats and working with a range of stakeholders.  You will have significant knowledge of the range of conservation techniques and practices from rewilding to species specific enhancements. You will be able to promote nature conservation and the value of networks for nature to a range of audiences. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are vital in this role, as is the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. You will be able to think on your feet and to find your own solutions to issues.


Occasionally, you will be required to work evenings and weekends