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Devon Wildlife Trust

Wilder Learning Officer (North Devon)

Salary: £24,467 rising to £25,691pa wef 1 April (60% pro-rata) plus 7% pension

Closing date: Sunday 19 March

Are you passionate about connecting young people to the natural world?

Are you an excellent communicator, able to support and motivate children to act for nature in their schools and communities?

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 passionate individual to lead the expansion of our Wildlife Champions project in North Devon for the first time. The Wildlife Champions model is a well-established, student-voice based programme which has been running in Exeter, Plymouth, Mid and South Devon over the last 11 years. This one-year funded post aims to expand the network of Wildlife Champions by establishing a new community of schools in rural areas of North Devon. This role will support schools as they start on their Wildlife Champions journey, facilitating action in school grounds or communities as the children take the lead. Our hope is that the project will be hugely successful and able to continue beyond the first year.

The #iwill Fund is made possible thanks to £40 million joint investment from The National Lottery Community Fund and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to support young people to access high quality social action opportunities. The Dulverton Trust is acting as a match funder and awarding grants on behalf of the #iwill Fund.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Agile working arrangements including home working
  • Flexitime system
  • 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 part-time (22.5 hours per week) fixed term appointment from 1 September 2023 until 31 August 2024 contractually based at Cookworthy, Hawill Junction.

Interviews are being held on Friday 31 March.

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 our website

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

Registered Charity Number no 213224

Closing Date: 19/03/2023  Location: Cookworthy, Halwill Junction

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