Local recruitment: Natural Flood Management Officer

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon, UK 🇬🇧

Closing date: Sunday 15 January 2023

Salary: ÂŁ24,467 (40% pro-rata) plus 7% pension

Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Part time

Location: Devon Wildlife Trust, Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AB, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AB

We are looking for a part-time project officer to successfully deliver a range of natural flood management interventions, which will secure a catchment more resilient to flooding with enhanced ecological networks.

Contact details

For further information and to apply for the post please download the Job Application Pack and Application Form below.  If you have any further questions please email jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

We are looking for a part-time project officer to successfully deliver a range of natural flood management interventions, which will secure a catchment more resilient to flooding with enhanced ecological networks. 

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 36,000 members, 350 regular volunteers, 100 staff and 63 nature reserves. We are one of the larger locally based organisations that collectively make up The Wildlife Trusts. DWT has pioneered the reintroduction of beavers in England and the restoration of internationally rare habitats like Culm Grassland. 

DWT as a partner on the Devon County Council-led Devon Resilience Innovation Project (DRIP) has secured funding from Defra for the delivery of the Ottery St Mary Natural Flood Management Project. This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual to deliver a catchment scale natural flood management project. You will make a significant contribution both to fulfilling the needs of this catchment and to the implementation of NFM delivery in Devon.

The ideal candidate must have previous experience providing farm advice and have a good understanding of soils and hydrology. This is a rewarding, but challenging post and you will need excellent project management skills to manage the delivery of the project whilst developing close relationships with project partners.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro rata
  • Agile working arrangements including home working
  • Flexitime system
  • Salary progression (subject to satisfactory performance)
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Death in Service cover
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities

This is a part-time (15 hours per week), fixed term appointment for two years contractually based at Cricklepit Mill.

Interviews are being held on Friday 27 January.

We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and abilities who meet the essential criteria for this role. We are an inclusive organisation that is seeking to involve more diverse audiences in our work.

For further information and to apply for the post please download the Job Application Pack and Application Form below.  If you have any further questions please email jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

DWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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