Local recruitment: Rivers & Wetlands Officer

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Wiltshire, UK 🇬🇧

Reports to: Water Team Manager

Salary: £27,000 – £30,500 per annum (depending on experience)

Hours: Full time / Permanent – 37.5 hours per week

Based at: Head Office – Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1NJ

The Trust is seeking a highly motivated individual to join our ambitious and successful Water Team, and play a key role in preparing, managing and delivering our prestigious river and wetland restoration projects. You will be joining a dynamic team within a charity committed to nature’s recovery across Wiltshire, with over 40 nature reserves and 23,000 members. WWT delivers high profile, nationally important work.

Within the Water Team you will be working on a diverse range of projects, including woody debris river habitat improvements with volunteers, large scale wetland creation, pioneering river restoration schemes, urban river improvements, removing barriers to fish migration and citizen science monitoring. Your role will shift between managing your own projects and being a key team member, assisting with other projects ongoing within the team.

You will have the opportunity to work with range of stakeholders, from farmers and angling clubs to other NGOs, corporates and statutory bodies.

We would love to hear from you if you have knowledge and experience of working with freshwater ecosystems, and also welcome applications from those with knowledge and experience of hydromorphology and geomorphology, environmental project management and design.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is an exemplary employer with high staff satisfaction and multiple benefits for employees. These benefits include:

  • Pension up to 7.5% non-contributory
  • Group risk insurance – death in service and income protection
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Staff discount at WWT cafes, retail and classes
  • Head office in town centre with parking

Download a full job description

Download an application form

If you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact George Prior-Palmer (Water Team Manager) on 07872 117386 or Georgep@wiltshirewildlife.org.

Closing date for applications: 13th January 2023

(We regret we are unable to provide feedback to candidates who are not selected for interview)

Please submit your application to recruitment@wiltshirewildlife.org 

(Please note we are only able to accept applications via our application form and when completing the form please ensure you use the ‘supporting statement’ section to evidence how you believe you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Job Description. This information will be used in our short-listing process).





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development