Land & Farm Advice Assistant

Future Nature WTC / Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week (flexible in how worked)
Type of contract: Permanent
Based at: Littlemore, Oxford with travel across the three counties as
required. Hybrid working is available.
Rank: 7

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Land & Farm Advice Assistant role is to develop a workforce with
combined expertise in conservation and farming, to promote nature-friendly and regenerative
practices among farmers, expand our reach to new audiences, and advance BBOWT’s mission of
‘more nature everywhere.’

The post holder reports to the Senior Land & Farm Advisor.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development and delivery of farm plans and natural asset reviews tailored to
    clients’ needs and objectives.
  • Conduct ecological baseline surveys to evaluate biodiversity and ecological health on
    clients’ land.
  • Assist with marketing efforts and events to promote our services and engage with the farming
    community effectively.
  • Help to develop and facilitate new farmer cluster groups, fostering networks and
    collaboration among farmers to promote sustainable agricultural practices and conservation
  • Assist with GIS mapping tasks to support land and farm advisory services.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop and implement strategies for enhancing the integration
    of conservation and farming practices.
  • Provide personalised support and guidance to clients, establishing a reputation for
    excellence in client management and service delivery.
  • Support in maintaining accurate records and documentation related to advisory services
  • Any other duties as delegated by the Chief Executive

Person Specification

  • Background in farming and/or understanding of conservation and farming principles.
  • Some knowledge of ecology and/or interest in nature and wildlife
  • Interest in environmental conservation and sustainable agriculture practices.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proactive and adaptable attitude with a willingness to learn.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.
  • Basic knowledge of GIS mapping software (training provided if necessary).
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications.
  • Valid UK driving licence.

Measurements Of Success

  • Timely completion of assigned tasks and projects.
  • Positive feedback from clients regarding support provided.
  • Successful contribution to the delivery of farm plans, natural asset reviews, and ELM
  • Active participation in organising and executing successful events.
  • Accurate records and databases maintained.
  • Completion of BASIS Sustainable Land Management training
  • Adherence to BBOWT behaviours and values in all aspects of work, fostering a positive and
    collaborative work culture.

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