Closing date: Sunday 5 November 2023
Salary: £29,671pa plus 7% pension

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Devon Wildlife Trust, Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AB, Exeter, Devon, EX2 4AB
Can you excite others about our natural environment?

Would you like to use your ecological skills to train a wide range of people?

Are you an ecological consultant who wants to find a better work-life balance?

Contact details

For further information and to apply for the post please download the Job Application Pack and Application Form below.  If you have any further questions please email jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

In this role you would have the opportunity to use your experience of protected species and botanical survey to help us target our work in collecting information on the State of Devon’s Nature, working with colleagues in DBRC and across DWT, and with a broad range of communities and specialists throughout the county.  You will be at the heart of the county’s species reintroductions, setting up citizen science monitoring schemes for pine martins, beavers, wildcats, and other species already here that we are helping bounce back, such as great crested newts and marsh fritillary.  All whilst typically working Monday to Friday, within a flexi time system that provides a consistent yet flexible working structure.

Devon Biodiversity Records Centre is hosted by Devon wildlife Trust and is one of the largest Local Environmental Records Centres in the UK.  It has a dedicated field team and delivers over 30 projects of varying sizes each year.  You will have the opportunity to survey some of Devon’s most magnificent sites, working with colleagues at the highest levels of botanical skill and experience within the county.

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 someone with a strong background in ecology from within the conservation or ecological consultancy sector. Having developed a range of survey skills, and gained relevant protected species licences within previous roles, you will use these to develop and deliver targeted biodiversity monitoring within the county.

Your role will be split across specific projects within Devon, which will change over time. Currently these include Saving Devon’s Treescapes, the County Wildlife Site survey program and species reintroduction initiatives. For Saving Devon Treescapes, you will lead community science surveys for brown hairstreak and other indicator species within our hedgerows and small copses. You will build capacity within volunteer groups to support the County Wildlife Site survey program and increase access onto sites requiring survey. DWT is at the forefront of species recovery, and you will support community science monitoring of species releases, such as pine martens.

You will be a great communicator, able to share your knowledge and train others at appropriate levels, recruit volunteers and create community science micro projects, whilst also setting up longer term structured monitoring initiatives.

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 is a full-time, permanent post contractually located at Cricklepit Mill, Exeter.

Interviews are being held on Friday 17 November.

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.

For further information and to apply for the post please download the Job Application Pack and Application Form below. If you have any further questions please email jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

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

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