Conservation and Research Officer – WAS

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Wildheart Animal Sanctuary

Conservation and Research Officer

Salary: Competitive

Full Time

The Wildheart Trust is a young charity currently in a period of exciting change. We have big goals for the future, and some incredible ground-breaking projects underway. A vacancy has arisen within our Wildheart Animal Sanctuary Team, based on the Isle of Wight, which will provide someone with a rare opportunity to join us during this time.

We are looking for a Conservation and Research Officer to help us ensure the conservation and research objectives of the charity are being met. As part of this role, you will be responsible for gathering reliable data to enable sound evidence-based decision making. Maximising our conservation goals to protect species and their habitats both at home and abroad and identifying and coordinating research opportunities.

You will work with our team to ensure we manage our own resources well, minimizing our environmental impact in a sustainable manner. You will also need to be a keen networker, with the ability to identify and approach appropriate partners as needed.

If offered the position you will be spearheading new conservation initiatives around the Isle of Wight. You’ll also be helping to organise conservation events and working with local organisations. A full driving license therefore will be desirable.

In return we can offer you an exceptionally varied, unique and fast paced role within a great team.  Free parking for you and free sanctuary admission for your household, along with various Island business discounts.

For more information including a full job description please visit

If you are interested in being considered,  please read the job description on our website and then send a CV and covering letter to Katy Hurd by email explaining, with demonstrable examples, why you are the perfect candidate for this position.

Applications to be received by midnight on 21st January 2022 please note we reserve the right to close this advert early and therefore we encourage you to apply for this position early.

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