Working Wetlands Advisory Officer (Dart) - Devon Wildlife Trust
- Multiple Locations
- Full Time
- £27,502 per annum (plus 7% pension)
Registered Charity Number no 213224
Are you passionate about Wildlife, wetland conservation and river catchment restoration? Do you work well with people?
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.
The Working Wetlands project is one of the largest natural catchment management schemes in the South West to improve water quality and build the resilience and sustainability of 8 major catchments across Devon as part of South West Water’s Upstream Thinking programme. The programme has wide-reaching, positive impacts on the environment - increasing biodiversity, reducing energy use, contributing to Water Framework Directive compliance, improving carbon sequestration and reducing the risk of flooding.
You will need a good knowledge of farming and forestry practices and related water quality issues, as well as previous experience in delivering advice to farmers and landowning organisations across a range of environmental topics. The project focuses on achieving land management, forestry and farming changes in targeted locations, working with private farm businesses, public sector organisations and others. You will provide advice across the Upper Tamar Catchment and the Dart catchment, working closely with the other Working Wetland project’s Tamar Advisors and Dart Advisor, West Country Rivers Trust and the Working Wetland project’s Water Quality Advisor.
The project is funded by South West Water.
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 based at either Unit 2, Aldens Business Court, Chudleigh Road, Exeter, Devon EX2 8TS or Cookworthy Forest Centre, Beaworthy, Devon EX21 5UX (to suit the successful candidate).
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 www.devonwildlifetrust.org/jobs.
Interview Date: 14 June 2023
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationExeterWest DevonDevonTorridge
- Work Postcode
EX2 8TS or EX21 5UX
- Occupational GroupEnvironment, Conservation & Waste
- Salary Details
£27,502 per annum (plus 7% pension)
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required