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  • STATEMENT
    Release date: 
    Tue, 28/03/2017 (All day)

    Considerable concern has been expressed on social media and in the press about the association between Mike Bax, the Chairman of Kent Wildlife Trust, and his past role as Master of the Blean Beagles.

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  • The Dover Connector
    Quick summary: 
    Full-time fixed-term contract 2017 - 2018. To generate community engagement through fun and innovative activities. To provide a range of outdoor volunteer opportunities and activities. To develop and deliver a community volunteer training programme to improve skills for local people

    Applications close at midday on Tuesday 18th April. Interviews will be held on 27th April.

    Salary: 
    £14,963 to £19,898
    Closing date: 
    Tue, 18/04/2017 (All day)
    Contact details: 
    <p> For an informal discussion about the post please contact John McAllister on 01622 662012.</p> <p> For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk or visit our website: www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk<br /> &nbsp;</p>
    Location: 
    Dover

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  • Volunteer Trainee Warden - Bough Beech nature reserve
    Quick summary: 
    We are looking for someone to help us with the general and practical management of Bough Beech nature reserve, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, carrying out surveys and monitoring and gaining certificates for various practical skills such as brushcutter and chainsaw.

    Working alongside full-time staff assisting with and gaining experience in the following:

    Salary: 
    Unsalaried but offers a training budget and travel expenses as outlined in the role description
    Closing date: 
    Mon, 24/04/2017 (All day)
    Contact details: 
    <p> For a role description and application pack contact Dot Hughes on&nbsp; 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk.</p>
    Location: 
    Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Bough Beech nature reserve

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  • Volunteer Trainee Warden - Fackenden Down Nature Reserve
    Quick summary: 
    We are looking for someone to help us with the general and practical management of Fackenden Down nature reserve, whilst gaining experience working with and leading volunteer tasks, working with stock graziers and Trust livestock, carrying out surveys and monitoring and gaining certificates for various practical skills such as brushcutter and chainsaw.

    Role outline: Working alongside full-time staff assisting with and gaining experience in the following:

    Salary: 
    Unsalaried but offers a training budget and travel expenses as outlined in the role description
    Closing date: 
    Mon, 24/04/2017 (All day)
    Contact details: 
    <p> For a role description and application pack please contact Dot Hughes on&nbsp;01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk</p>
    Location: 
    Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve and Bough Beech nature reserve

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  • Volunteer Trainee Local Wildlife Sites Assistant
    Quick summary: 
    We are looking for someone to help us with the running of the Local Wildlife Site system, whilst gaining experience in our busy conservation office.

    Local Wildlife Sites are an important part of Kent's core biodiversity. You will help to ensure that we have up to date information, maps and citations to help protect this vital resource. Liaison with landowners, ecological surveyors and colleagues is a vital part of the role and the successful candidate will have excellent communication and organisational skills and an eye for detail.

    If you feel you have the experience and skills to meet the challenge of this role, we would be very interested to hear from you.

    Salary: 
    Unsalaried but offers a training budget and travel expenses as outlined in the role description
    Closing date: 
    Mon, 24/04/2017 (All day)
    Contact details: 
    <p> For a role description and application pack please see above, or contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk.&nbsp;&nbsp; For additional information about the role please contact Alison.riggs on 01622 357867, email alison.riggs@kentwildlife.org.uk</p>

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  • Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme Heritage Officer
    Quick summary: 
    The post holder will lead the built heritage and archaeology programme on Romney Marsh in this exciting and innovative project, working directly with the Kent County Council Heritage Conservation team, landowners and the churches of Romney Marsh as part of the Fifth Continent Scheme.

    Fixed contract part-time post to end December 2020
    Closing Date: Mid-day on Monday 10th April 2017
    Interview Date: Tuesday 25th April 2017
    Salary Range: £24,833 - £27,298 pro-rata 3 days/week
    Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney & Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

    ‘the world, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh……’ Rev. Richard Barham, The Ingoldsby Legends

    Job reference: 
    FC4
    Salary: 
    £24,833 - £27,298
    Closing date: 
    Mon, 10/04/2017 (All day)
    Contact details: 
    <p> <strong>Contact details</strong>:<br /> For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Hadaway on 01622 662012 paul.hadaway@kentwildlife.org.uk</p> <p> For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk&nbsp;</p>
    Location: 
    Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney and Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

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  • Fifth Continent Landscape Partnership Scheme Community Officer
    Quick summary: 
    The post holder will lead on the community engagement, interpretation and events delivery programme, engaging the communities and people of Romney Marsh in this exciting and innovative project.

    Fixed contract full-time post to end December 2020
    Closing Date: Mid-day on Monday 10th April 2017
    Interview Date: Wednesday 26th April 2017
    Salary Range: £24,833 - £27,298
    Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney & Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

    ‘the world, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh……’ Rev. Richard Barham, The Ingoldsby Legends

    Job reference: 
    FC3
    Salary: 
    £24,833 - £27,298
    Closing date: 
    Mon, 10/04/2017 (All day)
    Contact details: 
    <p> <strong>Contact details</strong>:<br /> For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Hadaway on 01622 662012 paul.hadaway@kentwildlife.org.uk</p> <p> For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk</p>
    Location: 
    Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney and Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

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  • Fifth Continent Biodiversity Officer
    Quick summary: 
    The post holder will lead on the biodiversity and habitat projects, including restoration of shingle, ditches and other habitats, as part of the wider work on Romney Marsh, including working directly with landowners and partners within the Fifth Continent Scheme.

    Fixed contract full-time post to end December 2020
    Closing Date: Mid-day on Monday 10th April 2017
    Interview Dates: Monday 24th April 2017
    Salary Range: £24,833 - £27,298
    Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney & Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

    ‘the world, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh……’ Rev. Richard Barham, The Ingoldsby Legends

    Job reference: 
    FC2
    Salary: 
    £24,833 - £27,298
    Closing date: 
    Mon, 10/04/2017 (All day)
    Contact details: 
    <p> <strong>Contact details</strong>:<br /> For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Hadaway on 01622 662012 paul.hadaway@kentwildlife.org.uk</p> <p> For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk&nbsp;</p>
    Location: 
    Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney and Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

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  • Fifth Continent Scheme Administrator
    Quick summary: 
    KWT have secured funding from HLF Landscape Partnership Scheme to help secure natural, historical and cultural heritage of Romney Marsh. This role will provide administrative support to the project team.

    Fixed contract part-time post to end December 2020
    Closing Date: Mid-day on Monday 10th April 2017
    Interview Date: Thursday 27th April 2017
    Salary Range: £20,719 - £23,187 pro rata 2 day/week
    Based at Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney & Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

    ‘the world, according to the best geographers, is divided into Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Romney Marsh……’ Rev. Richard Barham, The Ingoldsby Legends

    Job reference: 
    FC1
    Salary: 
    £20,719 - £23,187 pro rata 2 day/week
    Closing date: 
    Mon, 10/04/2017 (All day)
    Contact details: 
    <p> <strong>Contact details</strong>:<br /> For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Hadaway on 01622 662012 paul.hadaway@kentwildlife.org.uk</p> <p> For an application pack contact Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email dot.hughes@kentwildlife.org.uk&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
    Location: 
    Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, New Romney and Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent

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  • Bring butterflies into your garden
    Summary: 
    Butterflies bring beauty to any garden. You can attract them by choosing nectar-rich plants that they love and that caterpillars can feed on.
    Main image: 
    Common blue butterfly

    Tips and plant suggestions

    Plants with simple flowers make it easy for butterflies to get to the nectar.

    Choose plants that will provide flowers throughout the season and plant in a sheltered sunny spot if possible for maximum effect. Don't use insecticides and pesticides. They kill butterflies!

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