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Logo: Devon Wildlife TrustCaen Wetlands Development Lead

Salary: 29,130 (pro-rata) plus 5% pension

Closing date: Sunday 8 December


Do you want to play the leading role in developing a brand-new coastal wetlands creation project in northern Devon?


Devon Wildlife Trust is planning to create an exciting new area of wetlands in one of the most biodiverse estuaries in the South West.  Located in the heart of the North Devon UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the Caen Wetlands is an ambitious proposal to create a stunning wildlife facility and public amenity.  You will develop the vision for the area and lead the feasibility stage, building relationships with the local community, liaising with local authorities, consultants, funders, and financial advisors.


This is a part-time (18.75 hours per week working Wednesday to Friday), fixed term appointment until December 2020 based at Cricklepit Mill.  The post is being funded by Esme Fairbairn Foundation, Environment Agency, Defra and DWT.  If feasibility is proven successful, it will be followed by detailed design phases for the wetlands and facilities and then move to implementation, during which the wetlands and public facilities will be constructed.  The aim is for this to be funded by sustainable green finance and will be one of the first such projects in the UK.


Experienced in complex project management and wetland creation, you will be dynamic, diplomatic and comfortable with working to tight deadlines. 


We would also be willing to consider expressions of interest in this role on a consultancy or contractor basis.


We can offer you good terms and conditions, flexible working arrangements and a great office environment.  The successful candidate will be joining a team of committed, hardworking and friendly colleagues. This is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career within a leading Devon charity.   


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

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