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Conservation Officer

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 16:22
Conservation Officer Closing date: Monday 22 April 2019trustadmin Tue, 26/03/2019 - 16:22 Salary: £18-25k depending on experience + benefits£18-25k depending on experience + benefitsContract type: PermanentWorking hours: Full timeLocation: Bickley Hall Farm , Bickley Lane

, Malpas , Cheshire , SY14 8EF

Cheshire Wildlife Trust is offering a new exciting new opportunity for the right candidate to join our Conservation team working to safeguard and enhance Cheshire’s wildlife.

This position is an opportunity to help deliver a vitally important service providing professional ecological advice and survey information to inform the creation, restoration and management of Nature Recovery Networks.

It will involve acting in an advisory capacity to inform and influence varied audiences such as landowners, planners, volunteers and members of the public.

A substantial part of the role will involve administrative work maintaining and updating environmental datasets ensuring that information held is current, robust and relevant. When required the post-holder will be expected to respond to planning consultations for developments which may affect important habitats or species.

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level in an environmental or related discipline and have experience of carrying out Phase 1 and ideally NVC surveys. You will have excellent botanical skills and other species identification skills as well as a good understanding of habitat management issues. You will be well organised, self-motivated and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

A full driving licence and own vehicle is essential. This is a full time post of 35 hours per week although part-time hours might be available for the right candidate. The post is based at CWT headquarters at Bickley Hall Farm, Bickley, SY14 8EF, however there will be opportunities to work from satellite offices in the East & West of the county and occasional home working may be possible if agreed with your line manager. You will be required to travel throughout Cheshire to fulfil your duties.

To apply, please email your completed application form to Emma Raine no later than Monday 22nd April 2019.  CVs will not be accepted.  


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Campaign for a #WilderFuture with us

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:12
Campaign for a #WilderFuture with us trustadmin Tue, 26/03/2019 - 11:12 Campaign for a #WilderFuture with usJoin us

It’s not too late to bring our wildlife back

Sadly, since we first met Badger and friends in 1908, the UK has become one of the most nature-depleted nations in the world. The Wildlife Trusts have created an animated trailer of Wind in the Willows, which brings to life the 21st century threats that would face the much-loved characters from Kenneth Grahame's children's classic in today's life.

On watching it, we hope that you'll agree that we've reached a point where our natural world is in a critical condition and needs our help to put it into recovery. We know it's not too late to bring our wildlife back, but we must act now.

Join our Wilder Future campaign and receive simple actions you can take for nature’s recovery.

Join our campaign for a #WilderFuture


Badger, Ratty, Mole and Toad

Watch our favourite characters as they begin their search for wilder future.

Kenneth Grahame wrote Wind in the Willows just over a hundred years ago. Since then, many of the UK’s wild places and the plants and animals that depend on them have been lost. For example: 97% of lowland meadows and the beautiful wildflowers, insects, mammals and birds that they supported have disappeared; 80% of our beautiful purple heathlands have vanished - with their blaeberries, sand lizards and stunning nocturnal birds, nightjars.

Kenneth Grahame’s Ratty – the water vole – is the UK’s most rapidly declining mammal and has been lost from 94% of places where they were once prevalent, and their range is continuing to contract. Toad is also finding that times are very tough: he has lost nearly 70% of his own kind in the last 30 years alone – and much more than that in the last century.

Together we can make the next chapter for wildlife a happier one. Join us to put nature into recovery

A bit more about the Wilder Future Campaign

The Wilder Future campaign is about advocating for political change as well as asking people to take ‘personal’ actions where they live to help put wildlife back on track.
The Wildlife Trusts want to create a tipping point of 1 in 4 people taking action.

Launched on 28th March 2019, we are using our Wind in the Willows trailer to reach and inspire everyone to take action for our wildlife.

Politically, the campaign is calling for the creation of Nature Recovery Networks to better protect and join-up important places for wildlife. In England, the campaign is calling for the Government’s upcoming Environment Bill to include measures to drive the creation of these Nature Recovery Networks. 

Due to the devolved nature of environmental issues we are also campaigning for a separate Environment Bill in Scotland while in Wales we are asking for a Sustainable Land Management Bill.

Create a #WilderCheshireSee what you can do
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Wilder Cheshire

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:07
Wilder Cheshire trustadmin Tue, 26/03/2019 - 11:07 Create a #WilderCheshire

We need your voice and we need it now. With more of our wildlife and landscape under threat, this is the most important time you will ever have to make your voice heard.

We need a joined-up network of wild areas that provide enough space for wildlife to recover.

Actions you can take Wildlife gardeningGarden advice

Garden c. Tom Marshall

Come to an eventSee our events Actions at homeLearn more

WildNet - Amy Lewis

Have you thought about creating a pond? Add a pond to your gardenLearn more Gentle exercise can provide many secondary benefits including improve mental and physical wellbeing. Join a local groupLearn more

Broxton Barn Owl group checking the boxes c. Claire Huxley

Discover somewhere newTake a look

Hatch mere nature reserve

Join our Go Wild Get Fit programmeRead more

(c) Beth Alvey

Turn your school wildLearn more

Summer School C. Ross Hoddinott/2020VISION

CorporatesGet work involvedLearn more Other ways you can get involved Fundraise for wildlifeSee what you can do Adopt an animalGive a hog a home Write a poemGet creative

Using technology to interact with nature; gecoaching; Palacerigg; overcasst with some sunlight; afternoon; 15.08.2011 - Katrina Martin / 2020VISION

Sharing is caring Share the campaignTell a friendLet's fight together

European otter (Lutra lutra) two well-grown cubs about 6 months old grooming each other on sea shore. Shetland Isles. October 2010. - Chris Gomersall/2020VISION

What have you seen?Submit your sightingsSubmit

Deer stalker scanning for deer with binoculars, Assynt Foundation, Glencansip Estate, Assynt, Sutherland, Scotland, January 2011 - Mark Hamblin/2020VISION

Get social with us

Keep in touch with Cheshire Wildlife Trust. See our list of all our social media accounts.

Use the hashtag #WilderCheshire to be involved in the coversation!

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Our 2015-2020 strategy

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:38
Our 2015-2020 strategy trustadmin Wed, 20/03/2019 - 14:38 Looking to the futureOur 2015-2020 Strategy Cheshire Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and wild places in the Cheshire region

Formed in 1962 by volunteers, Cheshire Wildlife Trust is one of 47 independent charities which together form the UK wide Wildlife Trust movement. The Trust benefits from the support of over 13,000 members and 500 volunteers, is governed by a 13-strong Board of Trustees and currently employs over 30 dedicated staff. We are passionate about securing a future for local wildlife on land and sea, and also work as part of the Wildlife Trust movement to influence decision making for nature at the highest level nationally.

Our work is funded mainly by our membership, donations and grants. Our wholly owned subsidiary company, Cheshire Ecological Services, delivers commercial ecological consultancy work and gifts its profits to the Trust.

As a charity, our strength lies in the support of our members, donors and volunteers. By supporting Cheshire Wildlife Trust, you can do your bit for nature in the knowledge that you are helping conserve wildlife locally, on your doorstep. Our membership not only provides financial support but also the mandate to lobby for policy change. We continually strive to grow our membership and volunteer base so that we can deliver more for nature.

Cheshire is an area of great ecological and demographic diversity, no longer recognised as a single administrative area. Our patch stretches from the Dee and Mersey estuaries of the Wirral, across the Meres and Mosses landscape of the Cheshire plain to the Pennine fringes and large urban conurbations of South Manchester, Warrington and Halton.

We want an environment where wildlife can move freely through the landscape; where wild places are valued, protected and well managed; where a healthy environment provides services to society; and where the next generation can enjoy a rich diversity of plants, animals and habitats near where they live. We cannot achieve this alone but by working with partner organisations, land managers, businesses and communities we can ensure nature’s recovery.

We are striving for nature’s recovery within a generation and our 2015—2020 strategy sets out our contribution to this vision over the next five years. We have already achieved great success; managing 45 nature reserves, developing seven Living Landscape schemes and engaging thousands of people annually through our education and events programmes.

Our strategy focuses our actions on the outcomes we believe will make a real and lasting difference to local wildlife

Our 2015-2020 strategy

By 2020 our work will have created more space for nature. Wildlife will be valued more highlyby local people and given greater consideration in decision making. By working locally for nature’s recovery we will have inspired more people to take actionfor wildlife and secured more resourcesto deliver our vision.

Read our 2015-2020 strategy

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Campaigns Officer

Cheshire Wild Life Trust - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:42
Campaigns Officer Closing date: Monday 8 April 2019trustadmin Mon, 18/03/2019 - 08:42 Salary: £18,000 - £22,000 depending on experienceThe Campaigns Officer will lead the development and delivery of an effective campaign strategy to increase Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s influence and recognition. You will work with colleagues across the organisation and the wider Wildlife Trusts movement using advocacy to influence media, politicians, the public and partners. Contract type: PermanentWorking hours: Full timeLocation: Bickley Hall Farm,
Bickley Hall Farm, Bickley, Cheshire, SY14 8EFContact details

Emma Raine

Nature is in trouble. Populations of over half of all species in the UK are declining, with many of our much-loved animals, such as puffins, water voles and dormice, struggling. We need to act now to secure a Wilder Future by making sure that as many people as possible care about and take action for nature’s recovery and help Cheshire Wildlife Trust hold our Government to their commitment to leave the environment in a better state than they inherited it.   We need to make our voices heard to ensure we can get the best deal we can for nature. Our wildlife can’t shout, but we can.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Campaigns Officer to lead the charge in raising awareness of the key issues effecting nature through Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s campaigns. The Campaigns Officer will lead the development and delivery of an effective campaign strategy to increase Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s influence and recognition.  You will work with colleagues across the organisation and the wider Wildlife Trusts movement using advocacy to influence media, politicians, the public and partners.  You will need to be a skilled communicator, able to engage a wider range of audiences.  Ideally you will have experience of designing and managing campaigns with a proven track record of creating social change. You will need to be pro-active, organised, confident and tenacious.

To apply

Please submit your CV along with a video of yourself (of no more than five minutes), that demonstrates your qualifying attributes and passion for the role, as described in the job description to Emma Raine. Applications must be received before 10:00am on Monday 8th April 2019 to be considered .

Interview date

Interviews will be held on Thursday 11th April 2019.

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