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Green Spaces Officer

Salary  £30–34,000 full or part time depending on experience.

Term  Permanent

As Oxford Preservation Trust approaches our centenary, we want to make more of the 1,000 acres of green spaces that we own or care for to protect and enhance Oxford’s green setting, landscapes and views, and to contribute to conservation and climate change. 

Description of role

As Green Spaces Officer you will need to enjoy variety, overseeing the management of various parcels from 0.25 to 100 + acres, in and around Oxford, many with public access, and including SSSI, water meadows, nature park and lakes, and some amazing heritage landscapes and views.  We want to optimise their use whilst promoting biodiversity and sustainability and you will work with a broad range of stakeholders to do so.  You will also lead our land volunteers who are crucial to maintaining our green areas. 

This is a public facing role and you will need to feel confident to work with our many stakeholders, to lead walks and give talks, and see the value of contributing to our website, use of social media etc.  

Qualifications and skills:   A knowledge or interest in Oxford and in land management/environmental conservation. This would suit a chartered surveyor or someone with degree level or equivalent knowledge/experience.

Closing date:  Wednesday 18 August 2021

Interview date: Monday 6 or Tuesday 7 September 2021

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to director@oxfordpreservation.org.uk

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