Landscape Conservation Area Assistant – South West Essex

Closing date:
Salary: £11,100 per annum rising to £11,400 per annum on completion of probation
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Part time
Location: Chafford Gorges Visitor Centre, Drake Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, Thurrock, Essex, RM16 6RW

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If you have a keen interest in protecting wildlife, are passionate about nature and want to assist with positive conservation management, then this could be the role for you!
Job reference: LCAASW3

The South West area of Essex includes a diversity of Essex Wildlife Trust reserves, ranging from species-rich grasslands to ancient woodlands to fens and nationally important areas for invertebrates.  The Area Assistant will work within the South West Area Team to assist with positive conservation management on these reserves, visitor engagement and projects across the wider landscape.  

The ideal candidate will be a positive person that has a keen interest in protecting wildlife, is passionate about nature and enjoys engaging with people.

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity.  It has more than 37,000 members, manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves and 2 nature parks and runs 11 visitor centres.  The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to Protect Wildlife for the Future and for the People of Essex.  It is supported financially by members, local businesses and grant making organisations.  It is one of the largest of the 46 county wildlife trusts that work together throughout the British Isles as The Wildlife Trusts.

If you are interested in working full-time, please also consider applying for the post of Assistant Ranger – Roding Valley Meadows (see

Closing date:             Tuesday 27 August at 9am

Interview date:          Thursday 5 or Friday 6 September

How to apply:            See downloads below for more information

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For further information please contact Zoe Ringwood, Landscape Conservation Area Manager – South West, mobile 07791 430250 or e-mail

Essex Wildlife Trust aims to employ a diverse body of people with different perspectives, values and attitudes. We seek to promote an inclusive environment where differences are shared and valued; unfair treatment or discrimination is challenged; and everyone is able to reach their full potential.