The Royal Parks Job Vacancy: Wildlife Officer - London, England

London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world. Currently managed by The Royal Parks (TRP),... thumbnail 1 summary
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London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world. Currently managed by The Royal Parks (TRP), an executive agency of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), the parks are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to each year. The Parks provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled opportunities for enjoyment, exploration and healthy living in the capital.

About the role
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Richmond Park team to undertake management of a herd of over 600 Red and Fallow deer across the 2500 acres of Richmond Park National Nature Reserve. You will also provide support to Bushy and Greenwich Park for wildlife management duties including pest control. Assist with Oak Processionary Moth control and with the management of visits, events and filming. With 5.5 million visitors per year you will assist with general visitor management activities.

The work duties vary during the year and regular require unsocial hours and night working. You will be on-call 24/7 for 1 week in 4 and will need to have an organised but flexible approach to work.

About you
Passionate about deer and the countryside, you will hold DSC level 1 accreditation and be seeking to attain DSC level 2. You will hold current firearms and shot gun licenses. Your approach to Health and Safety will be exemplary, ideally with prior experience in countryside, arboriculture or forestry. You will hold a full driving license and ideally have experience of off road driving, towing and use of machinery. You should have good knowledge of nature conservation relating to deer management and other protected species. You’ll need excellent interpersonal skills working with colleagues, partners and the public. Tact and diplomacy are essential.

To apply
To apply for this role, candidates should send a request for an application pack to vacancies@royalparks.gsi.gov.uk quoting in the subject bar: Your full name and the ref number for the vacancy (WO0916). Once you have received your pack, please complete all relevant sections and follow the submission instructions on the application packs first page, to submit.

No CVs or covering letters will be accepted.

Closing date for applications is on Monday, 19th September 2016.
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