Assistant Resource Protection Adviser
FWAG SW provides on-farm environmental advice to farmers on a wide range of agricultural, conservation and water management issues. This new post will form part of a successful team with a wide variety of expertise on soil management, water quality issues, management of run-off, sustainable land management and Natural Flood Management (NFM – using natural processes all over the catchment to help reduce local and catchment scale flooding), working mostly in East Somerset. Advice is provided in a whole farm context which also considers other water quality factors, legislation and regulation, agricultural, habitat management and creation, archaeological feature protection, and landscape value, all as part of a profitable farm business.
Working within a team of advisers the successful applicant will provide assistance to deliver advice to farmers through 1:1 farm visits, report writing, mapping support, management plans, farm demonstrations and walks. This will mainly be through project work linked to the Somerset 20 Year Flood Action Plan, which is delivering NFM measures as part of the Hills to Levels project. Hills to Levels is a partnership between several charities and is helping landowners and farmers to farm in a way that reduces flood risk throughout the county while enhancing wildlife and producing high quality food.
This post will suit a highly-motivated individual with a relevant background who is keen to develop a career as a farm adviser on resource protection issues. Applicants must have experience in GIS mapping systems, preferably ArcGIS or QGIS.
Closing date: 09/12/19
Interview date: week commencing 16/12/19
Location: The post will mainly cover the county of Somerset with an office base in Wellington, Somerset, UK.
The job description can be downloaded here Somerset Hills to Levels - Assistant Resource Protection Adviser
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