Woodland Officer

 37.5 Hours Per Week

SALARY: Circa £22,000.00 per annum

​The Wyre Rivers Trust is a registered charity that has been in operation for several years for the purpose of improving the ecological status of the river Wyre and its catchment.
Founded by three Angling clubs and supported by many community groups the Trust has carried out works within the catchment by volunteers and contractors to improve spawning conditions and habitat improvements for the benefit of migratory fish, coarse fish and eels. In 2013 the Wyre Rivers Trust became host of the Wyre Waters Catchment Partnership and begun to deliver works on the catchment scale with a wide range of benefits for the Wyre catchment.
More recently the trust has become more successful in securing funding for a number of projects which will be delivered throughout the Wyre catchment. The projects focus on a wide range of issues which include biodiversity, water quality, natural flood management, habitat creation and habitat connectivity. The trust has recently created its integrated catchment plan, which contains a comprehensive list of priorities within the Wyre catchment, these have been reviewed and agreed by our partners. It is expected that in their day-to-day role the Woodland Officer will support the delivery of this plan, identification of new woodland priorities, development of a woodland creation plan for the Wyre catchment which will help support the return of natural processes to the watercourses of the Wyre catchment. The role will also focus upon the delivery of collaborative projects to increase woodland cover across the Wyre catchment and Lancashire.
Due to its success the Trust now seeks to grow its scope and scale by employing a fifth member of staff to develop, deliver and monitor its project delivery. The delivery of woodland creation across the Wyre is seen as one of the crucial mechanisms to ensure that the Wyre catchment is more resilient in the face of climate breakdown.
The role will be home based in the north Lancashire area, but the candidate will be expected to work across the catchment and hot desk at the offices of various partners. The post will report to the Wyre Rivers Trust General Manager and Chairman.

The post is being advertised as part of the Health and Environmental Action Lancashire Project. This project is funded by the Government's Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund was developed by Defra and its Arm's-Length Bodies. It is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England, the Environment Agency and Forestry Commission.

To apply, please send a completed application form and a covering letter to
Closing date for applications: Friday 22nd October 2021