Drylands Management Assistant

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To be read in conjunction with the Background Information and Selection Procedure that gives additional information about working and living at Sunseed.

About the role

Through observations of natural ecosystems Drylands Management department aims to
understand the process of natural plant succession, degradation and development of soil to formulate land-management policies. We attempt to incorporate academic research with a practical and realistic land-management strategy and guide volunteers through their learning process.
The work is very varied and challenging. Nowadays department´s objectives are focused in the environmental education, nature conservation and regeneration of local vegetal communities through sustainable and respectful methods.
Adaptability and creativity are necessary factors when designing experiments and projects of action. The department has basic facilities that include a library, past records, a seed bank, a herbarium and a tree nursery.
Department is also responsible for the project’s waste water system and the use of it as a resource.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervision and education of volunteers
  • Maintenance of ongoing projects
  • Tree care (fruit trees and olive trees in the project)
  • Assist maintenance of a low-tech tree nursery

Desirable Skills:

  • Ability to communicate well in Spanish and English
  • Age 26+, full driving license for at least 5 years
  • Ability to drive a van
  • First aid training

To apply for this role: Please send an email with the subject line ‘DM – assistant application’ and your CV and letter of motivation stating how you meet the responsibilities of the post, to admin.coordinator@sunseed.org.uk.

Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted and the position will be appointed once a suitable candidate has been found.