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Logo: Devon Wildlife TrustTorridge Headwaters Project Officer

Salary: £23,749 (pro rata) plus 5% pension

Closing date: 14 July


Do you have a good understanding of wildlife and environmental issues on farm?  


Do you know and love the landscape of North Devon?


Do you enjoy organising events, talking to farmers and looking for solutions that work for the farmer and for the environment?   


As Project Officer you will have a varied, challenging role engaging with farmers in the Torridge Headwaters primarily through a programme of 20 workshops and events per year, providing specialist training, as well as advice and support on Countryside Stewardship schemes to improve the quality of the farmed environment.


You will have good knowledge of the agricultural calendar, grassland and woodland ecology and agriculture related water quality issues, as well as previous experience in delivering training workshops and advice to farmers across a range of environmental topics.


This post will play a significant role in the second phase of the Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area programme which is working to deliver a step change in nature conservation, with a local partnership which has a shared vision for their natural environment. The project is driving the restoration and re-creation of habitats at a landscape scale, and securing multiple benefits for both wildlife and people through the sustainable management and use of natural resources.


This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment until June 2020, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon. We would also be willing to consider a job share or expressions of interest in this role on a consultancy or contractor basis.


We can offer you good terms and conditions and flexible working arrangements.  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 here


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