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East Devon District Council

Countryside Assistant

£22,369.00 to £24,948.00 per annum

Mobile across East Devon

Full time x 37 hours

About the role

We have an exciting and rewarding opportunity to be at the heart of our nature or wildlife team, working with our rangers, residents and volunteers across East Devon. Working predominantly from our flagship nature reserve at Seaton Wetlands with occasional need to attend our offices in Honiton or Exmouth, you will play a key role in supporting a wide range of nature recovery, conservation and marketing projects across the district. You will assist in co-ordinating our engagement programmes and volunteer network and deliver interesting and engaging ways for people to access the countryside both physically, emotionally and intellectually.

About you

First and foremost, you will share our love for the natural world and have a desire to promote it to our residents and visitors. Practical experience in event management, volunteer coordination and marketing is a bonus, but not necessary; a willingness to learn and develop these skills most definitely is! Brimming with fantastic ideas and the energy and ability to turn them into reality, you will have a positive, can-do attitude to inspire others to get outdoors and enjoy the benefits of contact with nature.

You will have excellent ICT and communication skills and ideally a degree in a relevant related subject, you will knock us over with your genuine passion for people and wildlife and have an ability to bring a smile to people’s faces whether assisting with an event, supporting volunteers or working with partners.

The role will include some weekend working during busy periods.

About us

East Devon is independently recognised as an outstanding place and so it follows that its council also strives to be outstanding. Everything we do is aimed at ensuring that East Devon is a place that people want to live in, work in, visit and enjoy. Our ambition is to be an outstanding council which works together with local people to create great value services and an outstanding community, economy and environment for East Devon, now and for future generations.


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For an informal discussion, please contact James Chubb, Countryside Team Manager on 07964 732282 or email

Closing date: midnight on Sunday, 2nd April 2023. Interviews will be held during w/c 11th April 2023.

Closing Date: 02/04/2023  Location: Mobile across East Devon

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