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Devon Wildlife Trust

Reserves Officer (Woodlands)

Salary: £29,671pa plus 7% pension
Closing date: Monday 29 May

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 an enthusiastic and practical person with a strong background in woodland management to join our nature reserves team.

The postholder will play a leading role in the management and development of our woodlands and treescapes, integrating dynamic natural processes, and to oversee tree health and safety across the estate.

The post will have two key functions: ensuring DWT’s coordinated response to Ash Dieback across the whole reserve portfolio and the direct management responsibility for 13 nature reserves that include DWT’s most biodiverse woodlands, but also reserves covering a wealth of associated wildlife rich habitats. The post will act as the organisational lead on woodlands and temperate rainforest restoration.

The ideal candidate must have previous experience in practical woodland management, working within the constraints of FC felling licences, and ensure protected species and protected designated sites requirements are met.

The role will have a strong practical focus and the candidate will need to be physically capable of extended periods of tree work through the winter months.

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 Woodah Farm or Meeth (to suit the successful candidate).

Interviews are being held on Friday 9 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 here 

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

Registered Charity Number no 213224

Closing Date: 29/05/2023  Location: Woodah Farm or Meeth

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