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Gomde UK, is a centre for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism and for the development of environmental Buddhism. We are seeking an energetic land manager to maintain and enhance the grounds and gardens of the Lindholme estate and fulfil the Higher Level Stewardship (HLS) criteria. You don’t need to be a practicing Buddhist to join our thriving community, but you must be committed to making the community a success based on our Buddhist values centred on calmness, kindness, and clarity.
The 180 acres Lindholme Estate comprises acidic grassland, mature woodland, birch scrub, formal gardens, arboretum, a vegetable garden and uncut peatland. There are species found on the estate that are not found anywhere else in the UK, together with some internationally important habitats. The range of habitats and management techniques provide a fantastic opportunity to someone who wishes to expand their conservation/estate management portfolio with practical experience in a truly unique setting surrounded by a team of enthusiastic and caring volunteers.
We enjoy a close relationship with Natural England, RSPB, YWT and independent conservationists/scientists of the ‘Lindholme Old Moor Management’ group (LOMM).
The successful candidate will also have an interest in developing our organic fruit and vegetable production, have skills in planning and prioritising work-loads and working harmoniously as part of a team.
Key management and hands-on responsibilities include:
- All HLS deliverables
- Developing the formal and vegetable gardens along with volunteer group
- Contributing to estate planning
- Liaising with local contractors and organisations, including Natural England, YWT & RSPB.
- Oversight of all estate and garden work, including vehicles, tools and equipment.
- Preparing budgets for equipment and materials, maintaining accurate records and ensuring accurate stock control.
- Risk assessments and management.
Qualification: NVQ or equivalent in an environmental management or horticultural based qualification or other relevant qualification or previous experience in a similar position.
Salary: £10,000 - £15,000
Job Category: Environment
Job Type: Full-Time
Job Location: Hatfield
Keywords: Buddhism, Conservation, environment, Estate Planning, Food Production, Land, Woodland Management
How to Apply:
Applications are welcome from all who believe they fit the essential requirements of the job. We encourage applications form groups under-represented at Gomde UK.
To apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive our Application Pack, Job description and Person Specification, Equal Opportunities and Application Form.
Completed applications should be returned to email@example.com with the title of the post in the subject field by 5pm on Friday 2nd February 2018.
Interviews will be held over the weekend of 10-11th February 2018.