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Devon Wildlife Trust

Northern Devon Natural Solutions Manager

Salary: £34,818pa plus 5% pension

Closing date: 5 October

Are you an experienced project manager with a background in nature based solutions?

Devon Wildlife Trust is launching a new ‘Northern Devon Natural Solutions’ project which will transform the relationship that North Devon’s land managers have with nature in order to help tackle the climate and ecological emergency. We’re looking for a passionate and dedicated team to make it a success.

Through whole farm assessments, ecological surveys, training, specialist advice and support, the project will transform a large part of North Devon over six years. Landowners will be helped to restore and re-create wildlife habitat, improve water quality, lock up carbon, manage pollution and reduce flood risk with a focus on natural processes and wilding.

This is an ambitious, whole-farm approach, building on Devon Wildlife Trust’s experience, expertise and working relationships with land managers in north Devon. The project is funded by and in partnership with the Environment Agency.

As Project Manager, you will manage the successful delivery of the Northern Devon Natural Solutions project, line manage the team, liaise with partners and specialise in developing and delivering the river restoration and flood risk aspects of the project. You’ll need budget and people management experience as well as a good working knowledge of a variety of nature based solutions to address issues such as water quality, flooding and climate resilience.

This is a full-time permanent post based at Cookworthy, near Halwill Junction. DWT is currently trialing agile working arrangements. This post has been categorised as a Hybrid post, which includes a combination of office and home working. The postholder will be expected to spend a minimum of 40% of their time at a DWT workplace. These arrangements will be reviewed in early 2022 and may result in a change to the contractual location of the post.

You can download an application pack here

Closing Date: 05/10/2021  Location: Cookworthy Forest Centre, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21 5UX

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