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Somerset Wildlife Trust

Wilder Communities Officer

Salary: £27,447 per annum

Contract type: Fixed term (ending in March 2026)

Working hours: Full time

Location: Taunton, Somerset

With opportunities for hybrid working

Are you someone who is highly personable, passionate and organised? Are you committed to supporting community powered change and facilitating local people to take action for nature in Somerset?

As a Wilder Communities Officer your role will be to identify individuals and existing groups to nurture and empower them to take meaningful action to support nature’s recovery. You will listen to these communities and facilitate conversations and ideas that will enable them to develop and deliver action plans in their areas.

As part of our ongoing support you will develop and deliver training opportunities for communities and be proactive in linking communities together for peer support and to highlight and celebrate actions across the county.

Partnership working will be critical for successful delivery and you will need to develop good working relations with Local Authorities, voluntary organisations and other conservation bodies to support the communities you work with.

This is a fixed term position ending in March 2026. Based at our Taunton office with opportunities for hybrid working; travel and working in the community will be required.


  • 7% employer pension contribution.
  • 25 days leave plus Bank Holidays & 3 additional discretionary days (pro rata).
  • Flexible working including Time Off in Lieu & hybrid working options.
  • Dedicated 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme for you and your household.
  • Part of a national team of Wildlife Trusts Staff.
  • Discounts in high street retailers.
  • Joining a supportive team with Mental Health awareness and champions.
  • Working across some of the most beautiful locations in the county.

The closing date is midnight on 31st May 2023

Interviews will be held on 2nd June.

Somerset Wildlife Trust has an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Plan and is committed to continuing to improve the equality, diversity and inclusion of every aspect of our work; we know we need to engage with everyone to live our Values and achieve our goals. We welcome applications from everyone and are happy to discuss any accommodations or arrangements that would make the recruitment process better for you, and the working environment should you be employed.

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Closing Date: 31/05/2023  Location: Taunton, Somerset

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