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Devon Wildlife Trust

Working Wetlands Habitats Assistant

Salary: £20,152pa plus 7% pension
Closing date: Sunday 4 December

Do you enjoy practical conservation work, being on farm and in the wider countryside?

Join our growing Working Wetlands team and put your practical skills to good use, restoring grasslands and applying nature based solutions to issues such as improving water quality.

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 36,000 members, 350 regular 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, energetic individual to join our landscape scale conservation project, Working Wetlands, which aims to restore habitat, rebuild soils and restore clean rivers over 9 river catchments in the county. You will work alongside our experienced project staff on schemes such as re-seeding, green haying, scrub clearance, tree planting and more. You will have practical conservation or agricultural experience and be confident with agricultural machinery.

Committed to carbon neutrality and high environmental standards, we are proud of our values and working culture. You will enjoy working in a high performing, ambitious and mutually supportive team and playing a key role in shaping the future of our beautiful county and putting your practical skills to good use.

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’ services)
  • 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 (37.5 hours per week) permanent post based at Cookworthy.

Interviews are being held on Thursday 15 December.

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 here 

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

Registered Charity Number no 213224

Closing Date: 04/12/2022  Location: Cookworthy

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