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Senior Land & Farm Advisor

Senior Land & Farm Advisor

Salary:  £32400 - £33585 (pro rata) per annum (FTE £40500 - £41981)
Contract: Permanent
Hours: 30 hours per week. Flexibility in working pattern, in agreement with line manager

Based: Littlemore, Oxford. Hybrid working is available.

We are looking for a Senior Land & Farm Advisor to join our new and expanding farm advisory team. You'll be at the forefront of promoting nature-friendly and regenerative farming practices.

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust’s mission is to create ‘more nature everywhere.’ The Land Advice Service is a critical part of this mission. We work in partnership with landowners, farmers, local government and community groups, for a greener, more sustainable future by delivering high-quality ecological services, land management advice, and delivering of conservation projects.

To find out more about what we do please visit our website page.

What you’ll be doing

  • Delivering expert environmental advice to a diverse range of clients, organising engaging events to expand our reach
  • Deliver a professional service to paying clients – accountable for providing environmental farm and land advice and reports
  • Managing a diverse portfolio of clients, including farmers, landowners, parish councils, and communities
  • Oversee and deliver projects from start to finish, including stakeholder engagement, client management, and subcontractor, workflow, schedule, and budget management

Who we’re looking for

  • Comprehensive farming background and/or knowledge
  • Good environmental and conservation knowledge
  • Experience in delivering agricultural advice and/or land management to deliver environmental goods and enhance wildlife
  • Knowledge and understanding of current environmental legislation, including Biodiversity Net Gain and ecosystem goods and services
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to build and maintain relationships, rapport and trust with external partners, farmers and land managers

For all your hard work you can expect a great rewards package in return. In addition to being part of a friendly, skilled and knowledgeable team, passionate about making a difference, when you work for us, you’ll also receive:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement with paid birthday leave, wellbeing days and generous occupational sick pay
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and family-friendly policies
  • Flexible working to achieve work-life balance
  • Pension (salary exchange) with generous employer contribution
  • Learning & Development Programme for all (SEED)
  • Wellbeing initiatives including qualified Mental Health First Aiders across BBOWT, access to our Employee Assistance Programme, providing you with immediate and confidential help for any work, health or life matters; 3x life assurance, online GP access and a YuLife benefit package with free will writing, a variety of discounts and ability to claim vouchers to use in a wide range of stores when you redeem YuPoints earned by being active or meditation sessions.
  • Salary sacrifice Cycle scheme & Electric Vehicle scheme
  • Membership to BBOWT’s, and The Wildlife Trusts’, Staff Network Groups for social interaction, peer support and personal development

To apply for this role, visit our website www.bbowt.org.uk/jobs

Applications will be considered for interview on a rolling basis, so we would advise applying as early as possible. We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

BBOWT values diversity and inclusion and the benefits this brings. We want every candidate to have the best chance of success as part of this process. In order to do this, we know that some candidates will need reasonable adjustments. Adjustments could include us providing the questions in an alternative format, providing extra time for assessments. We are also very happy to make adjustments for interview, which could include aspects such as lighting, physical access or simply making us aware when you arrive where it would be best for you to sit.

Contact us on recruitment@bbowt.org.uk if there are any reasonable adjustments we can provide during the selection stages, including completing your application form.

When applying for the role you can expect to answer a few questions online relating to the skills required and what you would be doing in the role. Your responses will be anonymised, randomised and scored by a panel of reviewers. 

You’ll also be asked for information about your background, anything you feel comfortable sharing will be anonymised and will not be shared as part of the selection process, it will only be used to help us understand how we are performing against our equal opportunities metrics. All candidates will receive feedback on their application.

We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underserved within the communities in which we operate. This includes people from visible ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities (including those who are neurodivergent), the LGBTQ+ community, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and younger people. We are committed to creating an organisation that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. 

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, The Lodge, 1 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford Oxon OX4 4XT

Registered Charity No. 204330 www.bbowt.org.uk

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