Conservation Officers have a key role in hands-on land management advisory work, planning casework, advocacy and managing and delivering various projects, in association with a range of RSPB colleagues. This includes projects led by RSPB and RSPB’s successful delivery in wider partnerships, particularly within our suite of UK priority landscapes.
This role has a vitally important external element, building positive relationships with key partners and stakeholders so that our collective policies and messages are understood and furthered within and outside the New Forest. The role is full-time and will be initially home-based, but may in future involve working from RSPBs Franchises Lodge reserve.
Key activities will include:
- Undertaking and contributing to the delivery of species and habitat specific work programmes linked to the RSPBs Saving Nature Strategy
- Developing and leading the delivery of the RSPB’s landscape scale conservation programme in the New Forest
- Preparing and submitting RSPB responses to key planning casework and other consent/licensing applications, as well as relevant policy and strategy consultations, working closely with RSPB England colleagues to contribute to the Site Conservation outcomes of the Saving Nature Strategy
- Involvement in individual projects, in association with RSPB colleagues as appropriate. This includes RSPB projects and RSPB’s delivery in wider partnership projects
- Building positive relationships with landowners/managers and with key partners and other stakeholders so that our collective policies and messages are understood and furthered within and outside the New Forest.