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Newt Conservation Partnership - Surrey Project Officer

Non-executive Trustee 

Northern Pool Frog Seasonal Assistant

Northern Pool Frog Seasonal Worker


Newt Conservation Partnership - Surrey Project Officer

Salary: £27-£30k pa.
Contract: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, perminant.
Location: Home working, based in Surrey.
Reporting to: Dr Pascale Nicolet, Freshwater Habitats Trust Technical Director and Newt Conservation Partnership CEO

Can you deliver great crested newt and wider biodiversity conservation in Surrey?

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation and Freshwater Habitats Trust are working together on the NatureSpace great crested newt District Level licensing scheme, via the Newt Conservation Partnership (NCP), a not-for-profit community benefit society whose sole purpose is to create, manage and monitor great crested newt aquatic and terrestrial habitat.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced, multi-skilled Project Officer who can deliver habitat creation and management projects, with a focus on ponds and great crested newt.

You will be able to engage and liaise with a variety of landowners and contractors and will have knowledge of pond and terrestrial habitat creation and restoration. Amphibian surveying skills are desirable. Training and expert support will be given to the right candidate.

How to apply:

Please complete the application form and email to Catherine Turner at [email protected] or send hard copy to: Catherine Turner, Freshwater Habitats Trust, 1st floor, Bury Knowle House, North Place, Headington, Oxford, OX3 9HY.

Closing date:  Friday 10th February (12 noon)

Interview date: Friday 17th February

CVs or agencies please.

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Non-executive Trustee

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) is inviting applications for non-executive trustee positions to join its Board of Trustees.

As a trustee, you will contribute at a strategic level to ensure that ARC stays on course to achieve its mission which is to safeguard healthy populations of amphibians and reptiles and the habitats on which they depend, now and into the future, and to enthuse and involve more people in their conservation.

We are keen to speak to applicants with knowledge of the charity sector and professional business experience in finance, corporate governance, legal, HR or marketing.  A knowledge of amphibians and reptiles is by no means a pre-requisite but an interest in wildlife conservation is essential.

We value diversity and welcome applications from people who are representative of our community who can make a real contribution to ARC.

Our trustees are responsible for

  • Ensuring ARC is fulfilling its charitable obligations and is compliant
  • Ensuring that ARC is financially sustainable
  • Working with the senior management team to develop ARC’s strategy
  • Introducing broader skills and experience to help ARC achieve its goals
  • Encouraging effective decision making and positive action
  • Being an advocate for ARC in a broad range of scenarios

The time commitment from current trustees varies widely and includes active participation in three Trustee meeting per year which can be attended remotely with options for face to face involvement in London or ARC’s offices in Bournemouth.

We encourage applicants to explore our website to learn more about ARC and invite those interested in applying to submit a brief CV and covering letter to our Chair of Trustees Jonathan Webster at [email protected]


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Northern Pool Frog Seasonal Assistant

Salary: £20,500 pa pro rata.
Contract: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, fixed term contract for 2 months starting 5 June 2023.
Location: Thetford, Norfolk area.
Reporting to: Northern Pool Frog Recovery Manager, ARC

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) seeks a seasonal worker to assist with its northern pool frog recovery work. The northern pool frog is England’s rarest amphibian, currently found at only two sites in Norfolk, having been reintroduced after extinction in this country. ARC’s ongoing work includes head-starting to generate stock for the recovery work.

The post will be part of a two-person team responsible for captive rearing of tadpoles under controlled conditions within an indoor unit. A high attention to detail and welfare is necessary. The post holder must be flexible as the work will involve working on some evenings, weekends and bank holidays. The work will be shared with a second seasonal worker.

This post requires a passion for nature conservation, and would especially suit an early-career conservationist. Experience with amphibians, especially some captive management experience, is desirable but not essential; training will be provided.

The post holder will be expected to either live in the Thetford (Norfolk) area to permit daily travel to the head-starting unit or would require temporary relocation to the area. Own transport is necessary.

The main duties are as follows:

  • Maintenance of the head-starting facility.
  • Captive management of tadpoles.
  • Reporting on progress internally to ARC.
  • Working closely with the Project Manager
  • Team-working with a second seasonal worker.

Note: because this post involves captive management and field surveys for legally protected amphibians for which there are particular concerns over pathogen risks, the post would not suit someone who currently keeps non-native amphibians at home, unless they are willing to comply with strict biosecurity protocols.

How to apply:

Download the Job Description and Person Specification below or request an application pack by contacting [email protected]. Please email a covering letter explaining your interest in the role and how you meet the person specification, plus a completed application form to Helen Wraight. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact John Baker ([email protected]).

Applications close: 12.00 midday on 8 February 2023.

Interviews will be held online in the week commencing 20 February 2023.

No CVs or agencies please

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Northern Pool Frog Seasonal Worker

Salary: £20,500 pa pro rata.
Contract: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, fixed term contract for 4 months starting 10 April 2023.
Location: Thetford, Norfolk area.
Reporting to: Northern Pool Frog Recovery Manager, ARC

The Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust (ARC) seeks a seasonal worker to assist with its northern pool frog recovery work. The northern pool frog is England’s rarest amphibian, currently found at only two sites in Norfolk, having been reintroduced after extinction in this country. ARC’s ongoing work includes head-starting to generate stock for the recovery work.

The post will be part of a two-person team responsible for captive rearing of tadpoles under controlled conditions within an indoor unit. A high attention to detail and welfare is necessary. The post holder must be flexible as the work will involve working on some evenings, weekends and bank holidays. The work will be shared with a second seasonal worker.

This post requires a passion for nature conservation, and would especially suit an early-career conservationist. Experience with amphibians, especially some captive management experience, is desirable but not essential; training will be provided.

The post holder will be expected to either live in the Thetford (Norfolk) area to permit daily travel to the head-starting unit or would require temporary relocation to the area. Own transport is necessary.

The main duties are as follows:

  • Maintenance of the head-starting facility.
  • Captive management of tadpoles.
  • Reporting on progress internally to ARC.
  • Working closely with the Project Manager
  • Team-working with a second seasonal worker.

Note: because this post involves captive management and field surveys for legally protected amphibians for which there are particular concerns over pathogen risks, the post would not suit someone who currently keeps non-native amphibians at home, unless they are willing to comply with strict biosecurity protocols.

How to apply:

Download the Job Description and Person Specification below or request an application pack by contacting [email protected]. Please email a covering letter explaining your interest in the role and how you meet the person specification, plus a completed application form to Helen Wraight. 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact John Baker ([email protected]).

Applications close: 12.00 midday on 8 February 2023.

Interviews will be held online in the week commencing 20 February 2023.

No CVs or agencies please

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