Our Conservation Contracts delivery team are looking for capable individuals, ideally with experience of practical conservation, grounds maintenance and soft landscaping work to join the team on casual contracts.
|JOB TITLE:||Wildscapes Conservation Contracts Assistants|
|Salary:||£10.42ph plus holiday pay|
|Duration:||Casual Contracts, Early December 2023 – Late February 2024.|
|Location:||Sheffield (meeting point) with travel via company vehicles|
to work sites, primarily in the Peak District.
About the role
We are particularly interested in hearing from candidates with experience of sphagnum planting – particularly in remote environments (such as moorlands), as the majority of this role will involve moorland restoration work in the Peak District.
You will ideally bring some relevant experience and be able to work as part of a small team delivering high quality projects. A commitment to nature conservation and protecting biodiversity is important alongside the ability to understand & follow health & safety procedures.
This role is physically demanding, working on remote sites with variable terrain, outside in all weathers. Days are 8-10 hours, meeting in Sheffield at approximately 7am and travelling in company vehicles to work sites, primarily within the Peak District. There may be some additional travel via foot due to the remote location of some of the work sites and the lack of accessibility for vehicles. A driving licence would be advantageous. The position is being offered on a casual basis which means that whilst Wildscapes will try to provide as much notice as possible when offering work, there will be no obligation for them to offer a minimum amount of hours or for the Conservation Contracts Assistant to accept any work so offered. The amount of hours offered will vary depending on business needs.
Ideally we are looking for individuals able to commit to a minimum of 2-3 days per week (Mon-Fri) from early December to late February. Full time hours will be available for the right candidate(s). Opportunities to support other conservation projects, continue work through Spring/Summer and secure permanent roles will be dependent on business need and performance in the casual role throughout the winter.
How to apply
Please complete an application form and attach your current CV to the form, along with a cover letter on how you meet the criteria for the role, then send to email@example.com or by post to:
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust,
37 Stafford Road,
If you would like any further information about this role or an informal discussion, please
contact the Wildscapes team on 0114 303 5123.
About Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust is a registered charity and works with the local community towards a better future for wildlife, people and the green spaces we all love. We are also part of a national network of 46 Wildlife Trusts, working together for a better deal for nature and people locally and in the wider world.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust (SRWT) believes that equality, diversity and inclusion is an essential part of what we do and how we achieve our vision for wildlife and nature. Our staff, volunteers, and the communities we work with deserve equality of opportunity, benefit from embracing diversity and thrive in an inclusive environment. We value diversity in our workplace.
We know that SRWT does not reflect the ethnic diversity in the local community and would welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnic minority candidates.
To see a full list of current vacancies with Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and our community interest company Wildscapes, please see our Jobs page.