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Staff profiles

Worcestershire Wildlife Trust staff cover many areas of work including practical conservation, wildlife advice, education, commercial bookings and membership.

On this page you'll find details for all the staff at the Trust. You can email them by clicking on their names and access their teams by clicking on the appropriate link.

Colin Raven - Director

Colin Raven

Key Responsibilities: Overall management and leadership of the Trust on a day-to-day basis. Development of long-term strategy. External advocacy and work with key partners.

Email Colin.

Conservation Team

Our Conservation Team is headed by Helen Woodman and includes all the staff directly involved in conservation including those working on reserves, planning, agriculture, forestry, wetlands and grasslands.

Helen Woodman - Head of Conservation

Helen Woodman

Key Responsibilities: Management of the Wider Countryside and Reserves teams. Responsible for the delivery of the Worcestershire Living Landscapes.

Email Helen.

Rob Allen - Reserves Team Leader

Rob Allen

Key Responsibilities:  Manager of the Reserves Team. Overseeing land management, species and habitat monitoring, volunteer recruitment and engagement as well as budgetary control of Trust reserves.

Email Rob

Andy Harris - Northern Reserves Officer

Andy Harris

Key Responsibilities: Management of the Trust's northern reserves including Chaddesley Wood, The Devil's Spittleful, Pound Green Common and Wilden Marsh.

Email Andy

Dominique Cragg - Western Reserves Officer

Dominique Cragg

Key Responsibilities: Management of  the Trust's western reserves including Trench Wood, Monkwood and The Knapp and Papermill.

Email Dominique

Eleanor Reast - Eastern Reserves Officer

Eleanor Reast

Key responsibilities: Management of the Trust's eastern reserves including Eades and Foster's Green Meadows, Grafton Wood and Upton Warren.

Email Eleanor

David Molloy - Southern Reserves Officer

David Molloy

Key Responsibilities: Management of the Trust’s southern reserves including Hollybed Farm Meadows, Hill Court Farm, South West Meadow reserves and Tiddesley Wood.

Email David

John Hodson - Volunteer Squad Officer

John Hodson

Key Responsibilities: Leads the part-time volunteer team tasked with assisting the reserves officers with all aspects of practical habitat management and maintenance on reserves.

Helen Dorey - Reserves Assistant

Helen Dorey

Key Responsibilities: The first point of contact for all Trust volunteering enquiries and requests, Helen also helps the reserve officers in delivering practical conservation tasks and running volunteer work parties.

Email Helen

Michael Liley - Grasslands and Local Wildlife Sites Officer

Michael Liley

Key responsibilities: Administering the Local Wildlife Sites system in Worcestershire, including listing, review and monitoring of sites, and giving management advice to landowners.

Email Michael

Caroline Corsie - Senior Land Advisor

Caroline Corsie

Key responsibilities: Management of the Trust's arable sites and advice to landowners in Living Landscape project areas on environmentally sensitive farming practice. Management of the Catchment Partnership Agricultural Advisers team.

Email Caroline

Jess Nott - Catchment Partnership Agriculture Advisor

Jess Nott

Key responsibilities: To engage landowners and farmers to aid in the protection of our environment and reduce water pollution through infrastructure investments and management scheme, the Salmon in the Stour project and work in the Teme CABA (catchment-based approach) in Worcestershire.

Email Jess

Robin Bickley - Catchment Partnership Agriculture Advisor

Robin Bickley

Key Responsibilities: To engage landowners and farmers to aid in the protection of our environment and reduce water pollution through infrastructure investment and management schemes, a Batchley Brook project and work in the Worcestershire Middle Severn CABA (catchment-based approach).

Email Robin

Emily Williams - Catchment Partnership Agriculture Advisor

Emily Williams

Key Responsibilities: To engage landowners and farmers to aid in the protection of our environment and reduce water pollution through infrastructure investment and management schemes.

Email Emily

Daniel Roberts - Water Environment and Agriculture Officer

Dan Roberts

Key responsibilities: Leading on the Water Environment Grant project, deliverying advice and guidance to landowners.

Steve Bloomfield - Senior Conservation Officer - Planning

Steve Bloomfield

Key Responsibilities: Leads the Trust’s input into the planning and development control process with Local Authorities, the public and other partners. Manages WWT elements of the Natural Networks project in collaboration with Worcestershire County Council.

Email Steve

Sean Webber - Natural Networks Officer

Sean Webber

Key responsibilities: Delivers habitat surveys, management advice and assistance with grant applications for the Natural Networks project.

Email Sean

Jasmine Walters - Natural Networks Officer

Jasmine Walters

Key Responsibilities: Delivers habitat surveys, management advice and assistance with grant applications for the Natural Networks project.

Email Jasmine

Resources team

Our Resources Team is headed by Mike Perry and includes all the staff involved in Trust finance and administration, fundraising, membership, communications and education.

Mike Perry - Head of Resources

Mike Perry

Key Responsibilities: Leads the activities and the development of the Trust’s fundraising, communications and administrative operations.

Email Mike.

Julie Allen - Membership Officer

Julie Allen

Key Responsibilities: Promotes and encourages Trust membership and carries out all membership services.

Email Julie

Anne Williams - Membership Development Officer

Anne Williams

Key Responsibilities:Promotes and encourages Trust membership, working with staff and volunteers across the Trust as well as partners and supporters in the wider community.

Email Anne

Sian Bakewell - Grants Officer (part-time)

Sian Bakewell

Key Responsibilities: Generates income for the Trust’s work through grant applications and bids to other funding sources.

Email Sian

Rebecca Bradshaw-King - Funding Development Officer (part time)

Rebecca Bradshaw-King

Key Responsibilities: Generates income for the Trust’s work through grant applications and by delivering a range of fundraising activities, schemes and initiatives.

Email Rebecca

Wendy Carter - Communications Lead

Wendy Carter

Key Responsibilities: Leads the Trust’s communications work. This includes press and media liaison, publications, website, social media and interpretation.

Email Wendy

Nick Packham - Senior Engagement Officer

Nick Packham

Key Responsibilities: Oversees our engagement work.  This includes our work with schools and young people and our campaigns and events. Nick also oversees engagement projects ranging from oral history to community engagement in specific areas of Worcestershire.

Email Nick

Marissa Ryland - Engagement Officer - Education

Marissa Ryland

Key responsibilities: Main responsibility is developing and delivering our work with schools at Lower Smite Farm, on nature reserves and in schools working alongside our sessional tutors and volunteers. Marissa manages the wildlife garden at Lower Smite farm and helps deliver a wide range of engagement work.

Email Marissa

Sadie Carr Simons - Engagement Officer – Campaigns and Events (part-time)

Sadie Carr Simons

Main responsibility is the design and delivery of a range of public campaigns and events. These aim to raise awareness and inspire people to act to support wildlife and nature conservation across Worcestershire. Sadie also supports wider engagement activities for the Trust.

Email Sadie

Ben Rees - Engagement Officer – Youth (part-time)

Ben Rees

Main responsibility is working with young people, typically between the ages of 11 and 18. Ben works to raise awareness and inspire this age range helping to instill a genuine appreciation of wildlife and nature conservation. Ben is working with schools, other groups and individuals in this age range. Ben also supports wider engagement activities within the Trust.

Email Ben

Liz Bunney – Hardwick Green Meadows Project Officer (part-time)

Liz Bunney

Main responsibility is the delivery of the Trusts community engagement project in and around our Hardwick Green Meadows Reserve, in Eldersfield Marsh in the southwest corner of the county. This project works with local schools and the community more widely. The project officer helps to facilitate an understanding of the importance of these historic floodplain hay meadows and traditional hay meadows.

Email Liz

Laura Thomson - Finance and Administration Manager

Laura Thomson

Key Responsibilities: Oversees a wide range of financial and support duties including maintenance issues, recycling, health & safety and first aid.

Email Laura

Pauline Gardner - Administration Assistant

Pauline Gardner

Key Responsibilities: Carries out a wide range of clerical and support duties at the Trust.

Email Pauline

Moira Conn - Finance and Administration Assistant / Meetings & Conference Organiser

Moira Conn

Key Responsibilities: Carries out a wide range of clerical and support duties in her role as Finance and Administration Assistant. Moira also manages all enquiries for our meetings and conference rooms and supports meetings and events on the day.

Email Moira

Emma Wurmli - Volunteer Development Officer (part-time)

Emma Wurmli

Key responsibilities: Improving communication with volunteers and helping to recruit new volunteers for a wide range of opportunities at the Trust.

Email Emma

 

Membership Recruiters

You will see our team of membership recruiters at events, shops and high streets across Worcestershire. They talk to members of the public about our work to encourage more people to join us as members to support us. This team are employed by South West Wildlife Fundraising Limited, a company jointly owned by Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and seven other Wildlife Trusts in the South West of England.

Steve Cameron
Area Manager

Responsible for overseeing the team of Membership Recruiters.

Paddy Smith
Membership Recruiter (part-time
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Responsible for recruiting new members of the Trust.

Chris Morris
Membership Recruiter (part-time)

Responsible for recruiting new members of the Trust.

Paul Laurence
Membership Recruiter (part-time)

Responsible for recruiting new members of the Trust.