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Devon Wildlife Trust

Working Wetlands Advisory Officer (Dart)

Salary: £27,502pa plus 7% pension
Closing date: 4 June 2023

Are you passionate about Wildlife, wetland conservation and river catchment restoration? Do you work well with people?

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.

The Working Wetlands project is one of the largest natural catchment management schemes in the South West to improve water quality and build the resilience and sustainability of 8 major catchments across Devon as part of South West Water’s Upstream Thinking programme. The programme has wide-reaching, positive impacts on the environment - increasing biodiversity, reducing energy use, contributing to Water Framework Directive compliance, improving carbon sequestration and reducing the risk of flooding.

You will need a good knowledge of farming and forestry practices and related water quality issues, as well as previous experience in delivering advice to farmers and landowning organisations across a range of environmental topics. The project focuses on achieving land management, forestry and farming changes in targeted locations, working with private farm businesses, public sector organizations and others. You will provide advice across the Upper Tamar Catchment and the Dart catchment, working closely with the other Working Wetland project’s Tamar Advisors and Dart Advisor, West Country Rivers Trust, and the Working Wetland project’s Water Quality Advisor.

The project is funded by South West Water.

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 either Aldens Court or Cookworthy (to suit the successful candidate).

Interviews are being held on Wednesday 14 June.

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: 04/06/2023  Location: Aldens Court or Cookworthy

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