Species Restoration & Reintroduction Officer x3

Are you a passionate conservationist? 

Do you have a strong academic background in the biological sciences and/or extensive experience of community engagement in an environmental context?

Do you want to deliver species restoration in Morecambe Bay – a Site of Special Scientific Interest, adjacent to an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Lake District National Park, now with UNESCO World Heritage Status? 

Join the Back On Our Map (BOOM) Project team.

Led by the University of Cumbria with the Morecambe Bay Partnership, Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Natural England and Forestry Commission as partners, this project has secured funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund. You will have responsibility for natural heritage restoration to reintroduce 12 species of flora and fauna, community engagement, and delivery of a cultural programme that promotes nature, culture and heritage as key, interrelated and interdependent, features of South Cumbria’s landscape. There are 3 full time posts available within this project.

The University of Cumbria 

The multi-award winning University of Cumbria is a wonderful blend of old and new, founded on a rich educational history with institutions dating back more than 150 years.

Now is a very exciting time to be joining us because we are delivering a new strategic plan focused on making the most of our three most valuable assets; People, Place and Partnerships, to become a catalyst for economic well-being for our region, nationally and internationally.

The Department or Service: Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies

The South Cumbria Species Restoration project is located in the department of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies, one of seven academic departments within the University. The academic portfolio is expanding in response to growing student numbers and employer needs. Engineering and science are specific growth areas and the University has invested in facilities and resources to enable the Department to develop new programmes in collaboration with our academic partners.

Informal enquiries: Rachel Lowthian, Enterprise Operations Manager, rachel.lowthian@cumbria.ac.uk or 07718 191151

For more information about the University of Cumbria including the comprehensive staff benefits please visit https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/about/job-vacancies

Please note that we are also recruiting for a Project Manager for this team.

How to Apply

Should you be interested in one of the three Community Heritage/Species Officer roles please apply here via the University of Cumbria job pages

Details on the Project Manager/Senior Project Officer role can be found here

Closing Date: 23.59 on Wednesday 26 June 2019

Interviews: Wednesday 7th & 8th Thursday August 2019


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Key Information


£26,243 to £32,236


University of Cumbria


Fixed Term


Full Time


Graduate, Mid Level, Postgraduate


Biodiversity, Biology, Climate Change, Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Ecology, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Sustainability


Ambleside, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

26th June 2019 at 11:30pm

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