Nature Conservation Manager

The Environment Trust is a well-established nature and heritage conservation charity that has been operating for over 30 years. We educate, empower and mobilise people to improve, preserve and protect their neighbourhood for the benefit of nature and people everywhere

£27,358 per annum pro rata.

Hours & contract duration:
Initially part time, working 26 hours per week. The role holder will be required to work additional hours as reasonably required to meet the demands of work flow. Weekend, Bank Holiday or evening work, will be necessary to attend events or meetings as necessary.

Current funding ends on the 30th June 2020. The Trusts intention, however, is to secure further funding that would increase the hours to full time and extend the period of this contract.

Based at Environment Trust office at ETNA, 13 Rosslyn Road, TW1 2AR with visits to various locations in South West London. Home working is available on a limited basis.

Purpose of the role:
The post holder’s primary objective is the identification, instigation and practical delivery of a range of projects focused on engaging and educating local communities in green spaces within South West London. They will be part of the Management Team and so need to be fully invested in the progression of the Trust in its entirety.

Key responsibilities:

  1. Be part of the Management Team developing the Trust’s reputation, influence, presence and activities to secure the future of the Trust.
  2. Develop a conservation strategy and work with the CEO to develop a related business plan.
  3. Network and build relationships with funders, local authorities, local grass root environmental organisations, conservation bodies, centres of education, green public service providers, local interest and community groups, and potential partners.
  4. Support grant writer to secure funding.
  5. Deliver the outcomes of funded projects and agreed KPIs. Produce regular reports for funders and for the Trust to present to staff and Trustees at the Operation meetings.
  6. Line manage conservation staff working on projects.
  7. Recruit, develop and manage volunteers according to our Volunteer policy.
  8. Educate all sectors of the local community including local schools, colleges, young people, uniformed youth groups, young people and adults with mental health issues and other hard to reach groups, about the value of biodiversity and their role in its improvement and conservation.
  9. Organise, run and administer the Trust’s successful Duke of Edinburgh programme.
  10. Work with the Fundraising and Partnership Manager, to promote, organise and run Corporate Volunteering days.
  11. Fulfil all administrative tasks required for the role accurately and efficiently.

Experience & qualifications:

  •  A degree or equivalent in a relevant conservation/ecology discipline
  • At least two years’ experience of conservation project management working with the local community, engaging and managing staff and volunteers.


  • Creative self-starter with evidence of capacity for strategic thinking
  • Proven knowledge and practical experience of conservation management
  • Strong leadership skills and experience of recruiting, managing and up-skilling staff and volunteers
  • Proven ability to identify, develop, fund and manage a range of projects with evidence of achievement of objectives
  • Familiarity with funding structures and experience of bid writing to support grant writer
  • Demonstrable ability to network effectively with local authorities, landowners and other organisations for successful project delivery
  • Experience in preparing activities by visiting sites, writing risk assessments, identifying required equipment, resources, facilities, identifying required training and planning educational content.
  • Ability to identify and fulfil responsibilities for the health, safety and welfare of volunteers and staff.
  • Skills in promoting projects and activities both locally and through blogs and the use of social media, namely Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
  • Experience of working with schools, colleges, universities and youth groups to increase uptake of volunteering among children and young people
  • Strong administrative skills with attention to detail to ensure: volunteer records are up to date, budgets are accurate, DofE records are complete, DBS checks for volunteer helpers are valid, time sheets and expense forms are completed, and all data stored is GDPR compliant
  • Adaptable to change and additional demands that may be required by the CEO

Other requirements:

  • A full clean driving license and use of own car (expenses paid)
  • hold a current First Aid At Work qualification (will be provided/updated as necessary)
  • hold a satisfactory DBS enhanced disclosure for work with children and vulnerable adults.

For further information contact Berny Simcox, CEO by email.

Applications close on the 17th February 2019.

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£27,358 per annum pro rata.


Environment Trust




Part Time




Biodiversity, Conservation, Ecology, Education, Environment, Fundraising, Nature & Wildlife


Twickenham, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

Not specified, apply soon.