GIS and Conservation Technical Officer

17th May 2024


Role title: GIS and Conservation Technical Officer

Organisation: World Land Trust

Closing Date: 07/06/2024

Role Location: Office Located in Halesworth, Suffolk. Flexible to Hybrid working.

Role Description

Full-time starting salary £23,500

World Land Trust (WLT) is at the forefront of international conservation efforts through our programme of land purchase and land acquisition in collaboration with our international partners, including the development of carbon and other payments for ecosystem services projects. WLT is seeking a Technical Officer whose role will be to support our Conservation Programmes team, working closely with the Senior Technical Officer and Director of Conservation for the development and monitoring of conservation projects and communication of the organisation’s conservation impact.

Working with World Land Trust

WLT is based in the UK and is unique within the conservation world. Reaching beyond its 30th year of operation the Trust has grown from small beginnings saving critically threatened forest in Belize, to become an internationally respected conservation organisation with a proven track record, working with more than 52 overseas conservation NGOs on protection of threatened
habitats. WLT has developed its modus operandi without losing its vision, integrity and transparency.

Who we’re looking for

We are looking for applicants with an excellent knowledge of spatial and ecological data analyses, and monitoring and GIS will be essential for this role. Our preference is for a candidate with experience in fieldwork and biodiversity conservation. You will have good communication skills, be able to work independently as well as in close collaboration with colleagues and be able to translate technical reports and assessments to a wide range of audiences. You will be passionate about wildlife conservation and committed to furthering the mission and ethos of WLT.

This post is available up to our full-time hours of 35 hours per week. Whilst our offices are located in Halesworth, Suffolk, we know that our staff have valued the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We build flexibility into the way we work from day one, encouraging early conversations around options for hybrid working to enable remote connection and collaboration. We believe that this

supports our staff to achieve their full potential at work and to maintain a healthy work life balance to do the things that are important to them. All employees as a minimum are required to attend face-to-face Staff Quarterly Away Days in Suffolk and regular team meetings, along with any additional meetings/planning days relevant to the team where we feel it’s important to have that face-to-face interaction to build and maintain working relationships.

We recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce, bringing new perspectives and different experiences into the workplace. Our aim is to be an inclusive employer, providing a welcoming and supportive environment for all staff, where staff can be the best they can be. We recognise that we are underrepresented in some groups, so welcome and encourage applications from minority ethnicities, those with disabilities, and all gender identities. What’s important to us in this process is your skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to do the job and that is where our focus will be to find our next new team member!

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