Reserves Officer (Oxon)

Reserves Officer (Oxon)

Closing date:
Salary: £21,500 Per Annum
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Chimney Meadows, Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve,
Nr Bampton,
OX18 2EH
We are now recruiting for the exciting position of the Oxfordshire Reserves Officer, helping to manage one of the flagship nature reserves for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. This is an outstanding opportunity for a motivated candidate to be part of the Oxfordshire Reserves Team at Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, located in the Upper Thames Living Landscape area.

Contact details

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust, The Lodge, 1 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford, OX4 4XT


The Reserves Officer will help with the management of the 300 hectares of hay meadows and pasture and an important hub for the livestock breeding enterprise for our hardy native sheep and cows.  The post will also require to help manage the nearby nature reserves of Foxholes Wood and internationally important Cothill fens and Letcombe Valley. We are looking for an excellent communicator with good written and spoken communication skills, as well as strong experience of working with volunteers, managing practical conservation workdays and assisting with the management and welfare of the Chimney Meadows livestock.


Job Requirements:

You will have demonstrable experience of working in nature conservation and livestock management, along with a proven ability to effectively prioritise, organise, plan and schedule activities and resources.  You will have broad knowledge of British wildlife and conservation issues, and a sound understanding of health and safety requirements in line with best practice to ensure that the nature reserves are maintained at a high standard in relation to habitat management and delivering an excellent visitor experience. Any experience of working in, or a good understanding of hay meadows, fens and woodland would be an advantage.


Other Information:

Salary: £21,500 per annum

Contract: Permanent, full time (35 hours per week)

Based:  Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve, Aston, Oxon, OX18 2EH


The closing date for applications is 11.59pm, Sunday 7th November.

Interviews will be held on Zoom on Thursday 18th November 2021 and then, for selected candidates, at Chimney Meadows Nature Reserve on the Thursday 25th November 2021.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community.