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Devon Wildlife Trust

Reserves Assistant

Salary: £20,152 plus 7% pension
Closing date: Sunday 14 August

Are you passionate about nature and love working in stunning outdoor environments?

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 37,000 members, over 300 active 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 person to help shape the future health of DWT’s nature reserves. You will be an integral part of the DWT’s Land Management Team, working closely with our Nature Reserve Officers to ensure all reserves are managed to the highest standards for wildlife, habitats and people. You will join a team of six assistants and have the opportunity to develop skills and responsibilities for key spheres of work including machinery, community / volunteers, monitoring and surveying.

The role is extremely varied, and ideally candidates will have experience in delivering practical work, organising and leading volunteer work parties, supporting trainees/volunteers, undertaking monitoring and leading guided walks. The work has a strong practical focus, and candidates will need to be capable of extended periods of physical work.

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 based at Woodah Farm.

Interviews are being held on Wednesday 24 August.

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

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

Registered Charity Number no 213224

Closing Date: 14/08/2022  Location: Woodah Farm, Doddiscombsleigh

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