Technical Officer

 

TECHNICAL OFFICER
(Conservation GIS)

Full-time starting salary £23,500 pa

 

Working with World Land Trust

WLT is based in the UK and is unique within the conservation world. Reaching beyond its 30th year of operation the Trust has grown from small beginnings saving critically threatened forest in Belize, to become an internationally respected conservation organisation with a proven track record, working with more than 52 overseas conservation NGOs on protection of threatened habitats. WLT has developed its modus operandi without losing its vision, integrity and transparency.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for applicants with an excellent knowledge of spatial and ecological data analyses, and monitoring and GIS will be essential for this role. Our preference is for a candidate with experience in fieldwork and biodiversity conservation. You will have good communication skills, be able to work independently as well as in close collaboration with colleagues and be able to translate technical reports and assessments to a wide range of audiences. You will be passionate about wildlife conservation and committed to furthering the mission and ethos of WLT.

This post is available up to our full-time hours of 35 hours per week. Whilst our offices are located in Halesworth, Suffolk, we know that our staff have valued the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We build flexibility into the way we work from day one, encouraging early conversations around options for hybrid working to enable remote connection and collaboration. We believe that this supports our staff to achieve their full potential at work and to maintain a healthy work life balance to do the things that are important to them. All employees as a minimum are required to attend face-to-face Staff Quarterly Away Days in Suffolk and regular team meetings, along with any additional meetings/planning days relevant to the team where we feel it’s important to have that face-to-face interaction to build and maintain working relationships.

We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce, bringing new perspectives and different experiences into the workplace. Our aim is to be an inclusive employer, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all staff, where staff can be the best they can be. We recognise that we are underrepresented in some groups, so welcome and encourage applications from minority ethnicities, those with disabilities, and all gender identities. What’s important to us in this process is your skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to do the job and that is where our focus will be to find our next new team member!

Applications

Please refer to the application pack which can be found here, which contains the full job description, person specification and how to apply. You will need to log your application and upload your CV, along with a covering letter. Your covering letter is an important part of your application and should cover the following:

— Why you’re interested in this role and working for World Land Trust.
— A summary of how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.
— Confirmation of your eligibility to work in the UK.

Please use this link to upload your documents. If you have any difficulty uploading your documents or completing your online application, please email us at [email protected].

Closing date: 9am on Friday 07th June 2024. Interviews are expected to be held on Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th June 2024. Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications.