Pollinator Recovery Manager

Avon Wildlife Trust
£30,000 per annum
Closing Date: 
Thursday, 27 June, 2024 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
Full Time
South West
Contract Details: 
18 month fixed term contract
Details of Role: 

Are you passionate about Pollinators? Could you help the West of England become the UK’s Pollinator Capital?

Insects pollinate £690 million worth of crops in the UK annually, with wild pollinators carrying out 85-95% of this. Many species of bee, moth, butterfly, hoverfly, fly and beetle provide this essential service. Despite this, the steep decline of pollinating insects, and the loss of the habitats that support them, are well documented. One terrifying example is the loss of 97% of UK wildflower meadows since the 1930s.

There is a commitment in Avon Wildlife Trust and partner organisations in the West of England to halt and reverse these losses, with an ambition to become the UK’s Bee & Pollinator Capital. As the Pollinator Recovery Manager, you will be key in reaching these goals.

The initial project focuses on the West Mendips, between AWT’s reserves of Folly Farm and Browne’s Folly. You and your team will work with farmers, landowners and communities to grow the network of habitats between these reserves. To ensure climate resilience, you will work on a variety of priority habitats including grasslands, hedgerows, in-filed trees and carry out improvements to woodland edges, all of which are key to the survival of pollinating species.

As the Pollinator Recovery Manager you will:

  • Lead and grow your team and portfolio of projects, offering advice and support to farmers, landowners and communities who want to help native insect pollinators.
  • Develop and deliver inspiring events that raise awareness, conduct research, and create habitats on the ground.
  • Champion the needs of pollinators in strategic partnerships and work with expert partners, such as BugLife, to monitor sites and explore how climate change affects pollinators and the habitats they rely on.
How to Apply: 

Selection process
Application and selection is through a three-step process. It starts with AWT’s standard application form, so please fill this out, paying particular attention to the details of your relevant experience, knowledge and skills, which is used for shortlisting against the person specification. It is best not to assume prior knowledge and higher scoring is more likely if you explain carefully why you meet the person specification in the Job Description. The application form can be submitted through our website 
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Step 1 – Apply by filling in the application form.
CVs may be supplied as additional information but will not be used for initial shortlisting, rather used in subsequent steps.
Deadline: 11.59pm Thursday 27th June 2024. This process will produce a shortlist of candidates.

Step 2 – Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview by an initial selection panel. First interviews will be during the mornings of Wednesday 3rd and Thursday 4th July 2024.

Step 3 – Second interview for leading candidates will be in person on Wednesday 10th July 2024.

(Please let us know in your application if you are unable to make any of these dates - we may be able to arrange a suitable alternative)

Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
0117 917 7270 opt 6
Postal Address: 
Avon Wildlife Trust, 17 Great George Street, Bristol, BS1 5QT