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.
Devon Wildlife Consultants (DWC) is the commercial arm of Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT), Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity. DWC are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our friendly and close-knit commercial consultancy team. We provide a range of commercial services including wildlife surveys and assessment, developer support, training, and advice to businesses and landowners. Profits from the company are donated to Devon Wildlife Trust to help deliver its extensive programme of conservation, learning and engagement activities.
This is a new role which will provide capacity in delivering ecological contracts to a high standard within budget and on time, and in particular support the senior team through technical expertise and quality assurance of reports. Strong interpersonal skills are essential. Due to the smaller size of the consultancy, the person employed will need to be able to undertake a range of work relating to all aspects of ecological consultancy.
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
This is a full-time permanent post based at Aldens Court, Exeter. However, we will consider applications on a part-time basis from candidates able to work a minimum of 0.6 FTE (22.5 hours per week). If you are applying on a part-time basis, please could you indicate this in your covering letter.
Interviews are being held on Wednesday 13 December.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01392 279244.
DWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.
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