Curlew and People Officer

Denbighshire County Council

Curlew and People Officer

Location: Llangollen

Salary: Grade 6 £26,845 – £29,439 per annum (Subject to Evaluation)

Job Type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract until 31st December 2025

Working with landowners, farmers, local communities and partner organisations, the Curlew and
People Officer will undertake effective monitoring and deliver targeted conservation works
aimed at increasing chick productivity to maintain viable populations of curlew within this

The post holder will drive the delivery of management interventions as outlined within the
Wales Action Plan for the Recovery of Curlew (2021), lead the monitoring of the curlew response
and inspire many more people to get involved with opportunities to support efforts to conserve
breeding curlews across Important Curlew Area (ICA) 5 and beyond, which is primarily located
within the AONB.

Qualifications and Experience


  • A degree or equivalent in an environmental/ agricultural related subject or significant
  • At least 2 years’ experience of countryside management or agricultural management 
  • An appreciation of the importance of the farming community and how best to influence it in
    line with their commitment to Wales-wide curlew recovery 
  • Experience of engaging with the public in talks, events, guided walks and interpretation


  • Practical skills qualifications in countryside management.
  • Experience of project management, report writing and budget management.
  • Experience of working in partnership with other organisations and communities

Knowledge and Skills

  • Degree in a relevant subject or at least 2 years relevant experience
  • Practical experience of curlew conservation works or similar species recovery projects
  • Good knowledge of species monitoring and surveying techniques.
  • Experience of working with landowners and farmers and an understanding of the interactions
    between farming and conservation objectives.
  • Practical experience of working with contractors.
  • The ability to speak Welsh is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience in project and budget management.
  • Experience of delivering training materials and of community engagement and working with a
    wide variety of groups.
  • Excellent communication and networking skills, able to negotiate with, persuade and
    influence a wide range of stakeholders
  • Excellent IT skills including use of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to undertake demanding fieldwork in remote areas for long hours and in poor
  • Able to work independently, prioritise workload and meet deadlines.
  • Full UK driving licence.

Other Essential Requirements

  • Full Driving License
  • An understanding and affinity for the countryside and conservation farming practices.
  • Empathy with the Welsh Language and Culture
  • To work at weekends and bank holidays as required.
  • To work anti-social hours when required.

To Apply

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The Council is committed to Equal Opportunities and its Welsh Language Standards. They
welcome applications in the Welsh Language and application forms received in the Welsh Language
will not be treated less favourably than an application form submitted in English.

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