Staff Could Face Redundancy As Wildlife Trust Restructures

Wildlife Trust offices at Trenoweth

Wildlife Trust offices at Trenoweth

Staff working at the Isles Of Scilly Wildlife Trust have been told that they could face redundancy.

Manager Sarah Mason told Radio Scilly that a consultation has begun but redundancy notices have not been issued.

Trustee Steve Manning says there will be two additional staff positions available at the end of this process.

There are currently five jobs at the Trenoweth-based charity, but more roles would be created as the Trust take land management in-house, rather than use contractors.

But the current job specifications will change, as the Trust will move away from their educational work and place greater emphasis on land management.

A large percentage of their funding comes from Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship scheme. Steve says as a charity, they need to be focused about their activities.

All existing staff will be interviewed for the new posts, if they wish to apply.

Manager Sarah Mason’s position is not subject to the restructuring process. She’ll sit on the interview panel along with some Trustees and a specialist HR company brought in for this process.

If existing staff are not appointed then the new posts will be advertised.

Steve Manning says it is business as usual whilst the four-week consultation continues.

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