Local recruitment: Working Wetlands Habitats Officer

Devon Wildlife Trust

Devon, UK 🇬🇧

Closing date: Tuesday 28 February 2023

Salary: £24,467pa (rising to £25,691 wef 1 April) plus 7% pension

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Cookworthy Forest Centre, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5UX

Do you enjoy practical conservation tasks and working in the wider countryside?

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.

Join our growing Working Wetlands team and put your practical and machinery skills to good use, restoring grasslands and habitats, applying nature based solutions to issues such as improving water quality.

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. 

We are looking for a practical, energetic, self sufficient and independent individual to join our landscape scale conservation project. Working Wetlands, aims to restore habitat, rebuild soils and restore clean rivers over 9 river catchments in the county and beyond. You will work alongside our experienced project staff on schemes such as re-seeding, green haying, scrub clearance, and natural flood management.  You will have practical agricultural or conservation experience and be confident and competent with agricultural machinery.

We are committed to Carbon neutrality and high environmental standards, we are proud of our values and working culture.  You will enjoy working in a high performing, ambitious and mutually supportive team and playing a key role in shaping the future of our beautiful county and putting your practical skills to good use.  

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

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 28 days after 5 years’ service)
  • 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 full-time, permanent post contractually based at Cookworthy Forest near Halwill Junction, Beaworthy, Devon.

Interviews are being held on Friday 10 March.

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.

You can download an application pack from http://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/jobs

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

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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