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Logo: Devon Wildlife TrustTorridge River Restoration Officer

Salary: £23,749 plus 5% pension

Closing date: 14 July


Are you ready for the next step in your conservation career - helping to restore a major Devon river and its landscape?


The Torridge, one of Devon’s principal river catchments, is suffering long term chronic decline driven by diffuse agricultural pollution. The Torridge River Restoration Project is an ambitious, integrated programme of advisory and capital works interventions. Working with landowners, it aims to restore the water quality and ecological health of two extensive priority areas - the upper and lower catchment - covering more than 22,000 hectares. Devon Wildlife Trust is the lead partner for the project, working with the Environment Agency and contractors within the Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area. It is funded by Defra’s Water Environment Grant through to March 2021.


We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable farm advisor for the project. They will work with landowners to deliver capital interventions on riverside land, bringing water quality and other benefits to the environment. They will advise on practical projects and work with landowners and contractors to deliver these successfully, on time and to budget.  


This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointment until March 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon. We would be willing to consider job share or similar arrangements for this role


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 here 


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