Reserves Officer (Communities and Volunteering) - Devon Wildlife Trust

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

 Location: based at Meeth Nature Reserve. 

Are you passionate about wildlife conservation and developing and supporting vibrant community and volunteering teams? We are looking for a confident, pro-active individual to join our nature reserves team.

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 37,000 members, over 300 active 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. 

You will play a pivotal role in managing a diverse suite of nature reserves where there is greatest potential for volunteer and community-based practical action for reserve management. You’ll be a member of a passionate team of five Reserve Officers and six Reserve Assistants, long term volunteers and trainees. In addition to direct responsibility for 14 reserves you’ll have a specialist role in building on the critical support of a dedicated, diverse range of volunteers. The successful candidate will be a team player with a proven track record in developing, managing, and overseeing volunteer action. The opportunities are varied and range from practical site management, monitoring species and site condition, through to developing volunteer ranger teams to enhance our visitor’s experience.       

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’ services) 
• 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

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: Friday 26 August 2022.

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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Job Details

  • OrganisationOther Organisations
  • Work LocationWest DevonDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX20 3ER

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEnvironment, Conservation & Waste

  • Salary Details

    £28,258 per annum plus 7% pension

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull Time
  • Hours

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required