Property Development Officer - Devon Wildlife Trust

  • Multiple Locations
  • Full Time
  • £28,258 per annum (plus 7% pension)

Are you passionate about developing high quality, sustainable buildings, providing great places to work, and supporting our aim to be net zero carbon by 2030?

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 experienced property professional to join our busy Facilities Team who oversee a wide range of work across the Trust including Operations, ICT, Health & Safety, Procurement and Environmental Management. You will play a central role in managing a diverse property portfolio (including a grade II listed watermill, marine visitor centre and several agricultural bases) and will take the lead on all future development and acquisitions.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of developing property and managing maintenance, and ideally a background in surveying, building design or construction. You will use your project management skills to lead on the construction and development of existing and potential new sites in support of our Carbon Reduction Strategy.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and improve iconic properties in some of the most beautiful parts of Devon, and to make a real contribution to the climate emergency.

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 post is contractually based at Cricklepit Mill.

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.

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

You can download an application pack from
Interview Date: 31 August 2022

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX2 4AB

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEnvironment, Conservation & Waste

  • Salary Details

    £28,258 per annum (plus 7% pension)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


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