ERCCIS Project Officer (Ancient Woodland Inventory)

ERCCIS Project Officer (Ancient Woodland Inventory)

Closing date:
Salary: £21,000 - £25,000 per annum
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall , TR4 9DJ
The Wildlife Trust is looking for a self-motivated and passionate fixed term Project Officer (18 months). Working within the Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS) team, we are looking for someone to deliver the Ancient Woodland Inventory (AWI) refresh and lead the AWI update by creating an accurate record of ancient woodland across Cornwall.

ERCCIS Project Officer (Ancient Woodland Inventory)

Title:                      ERCCIS Project Officer (Ancient Woodland Inventory)

Contract type:  Fixed Term (18-months)

Hours:                   Full time / 37.5 hours per week based at Five Acres

Salary:                  £21,500 - £25,000 per annum

In this role you will deliver the Ancient Woodland Inventory (AWI) refresh, leading the AWI update by creating an accurate record of ancient woodland across the county.  The successful candidate will be proficient in GIS software, have excellent data management skills and a demonstrable interest in woodland conservation and ecology, as well as experience of building relationships with stakeholders to make decisions or influence outcomes.

Ancient woodlands will be identified following a defined methodology, already achieved or on-going in other regions of England. You will identify and map long-established woodland through spatial data analysis of current data sources, and then determine ancient woodland status by sourcing and interpreting additional historical evidence. The role will also be responsible for delivery of a complementary field-based survey component. The output of the project is a spatial dataset, produced to those agreed data standards.  The officer will also need to liaise with a variety of stakeholders.

Delivery of this project will add to the evidence base available to inform planning and conservation decisions and assist with the protection of this irreplaceable habitat.  You will make a significant contribution to the conservation and protection of ancient woodland within Cornwall by ensuring this habitat is accurately documented.

ERCCIS’s core aims are to provide accurate, relevant and up to date information about wildlife and the environment in Cornwall.  If you have a passion for data, the natural environment, and believe that decision-making based on good quality information is vital, this could be the role for you. 


  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust operates excellent toil and flexible working policies
  • Enhanced company holiday entitlement – starting at 23 days plus bank holidays and rising to a maximum 30 days over a period of time (1 day extra for each year worked after 4 complete years served)
  • All employees have access to the Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 counselling service) and Employee health and wellbeing portal
  • Free onsite parking at Five Acres and King Edward Mine sites
  • Stakeholder pension scheme (subject to eligibility) 


To Apply:

To apply please send your completed application form (CVs not accepted) to 

The closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 25 October 2021.

Interviews will be held on the 5 November 2021. (Via Microsoft Teams)

This post will ideally commence from November 2021.


Further Information:

For further information, or to arrange an informal discussion about this post please contact Martin Goodall, ERCCIS Manager at 


Equal Opportunities: 

We are committed to ensuring transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment and employment. As a progressive charitable organisation, we champion equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristic.