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Full Time Nature Reserves Volunteer

Devon Wildlife Trust has an exciting opportunity for two full time volunteer estate workers to join an established team delivering an extensive and varied programme of work; ranging from habitat management across 40 reserves of varied habitats geographically spread across Devon, fencing and maintenance work, survey and monitoring, working with volunteers/corporate groups and various educational activities.

Farmhouse accommodation provided in a stunning location on the edge of Dartmoor, based on a 6-12 month commitment.

Volunteers will gain the necessary training & experience to go on to gain employment in the land management sector.  The range of training opportunities will vary but could include the following - NPTC certificates in chainsaw and brush cutter and First Aid at Work qualification.

Successful applicants will require: desire to work in wildlife conservation, good level of physical fitness, willingness to use power tools, ability to work with a range of people, willingness to supervise & lead volunteers.

For further details please read the full task brief

To apply please complete an application form and covering letter explaining your suitability and motivation for this role and send to Dawn Lenn, Volunteers Officer:  of if by post marked confidential to Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter, EX2 4AB by Monday 03 November 2014.

Records Centre Officer (Botanical Survey & Projects)

Salary:  £23,551 plus 5% pension
Closing date:  4 November 2014

Are you an experienced botanical surveyor who is well organised, ambitious and motivated by our mission? Do you want to be part of an organisation that values and supports its staff?

The Devon Biodiversity Records Centre (DBRC) was established to gather, manage and disseminate data about Devon’s wildlife. DBRC takes a partnership approach based upon shared objectives, and offers mutual benefits to those involved. It aims to establish the kind of network of knowledge and intelligence which Devon needs if it is to safeguard and promote the interests of its rich natural terrestrial and marine environment.

You will have relevant survey and project management experience, and a background in working with landowners, stakeholders and in wider partnerships.  We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with the skills to deliver and develop survey projects which further our understanding of Devon’s biodiversity, and can help enhance and safeguard its priority habitats.

The full details of this role can be found here. To apply, please send your completed application form and covering letter to

If you would like to request an application pack directly please email or telephone 01392 279244. 

Area Co-ordinator

South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd

Home-based - Permanent, full-time, annualised contract
1.0 FTE (37.5 hours per week) covering Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire
Basic pay is £31,200 – also 3% pension contribution, plus commission based on achieving business targets, in the region of £8k pa.

Would you like to build on your successes in sales/fundraising and maximising team performance? Come and be part of an innovative and growing membership recruitment business that’s transforming the way charities can deliver on their nature conservation goals. South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd (SWWFL) is a new collaboration between seven of the Wildlife Trusts across the South West.  SWWFL raises essential funds by recruiting members for each of the charities, across the region and further afield.

SWWFL is now seeking to recruit a new Area Co-ordinator to support, motivate and coordinate Wildlife Trust face-to-face membership recruiters in: Devon, Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire.

The Area Co-ordinator will maximise membership recruitment opportunities by building effective recruitment teams and by identifying and building relationships with appropriate venues and monitoring performance at these sites across designated areas.

If you are a target driven individual, who is able to lead, motivate and develop sales/fundraising professionals, this rewarding role could be for you.

This role will be based at home with extensive travel to your teams across your patch.

This is an exciting opportunity to help shape a new business, which will be providing an essential service to established nature conservation charities. We look forward to hearing from you.

Applicants must have use of their own car.

The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 3 November
Interviews will be held w/c 10 November.

Please send your CV and a supporting statement to:

Face to Face Membership Recruiter

South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd, on behalf of Devon Wildlife Trust

•    This is a paid position please contact us for further details regarding salary. We look forward to hearing from you.

•    Hours: Full and part time positions available – Ideally covering weekends.

•    Full training provided. You will also receive ongoing support and training through our management team.  Must own a car.

Devon Wildlife Trust is looking for confident, self-motivated people with high levels of maturity, commitment and resilience to help recruit new members at private pre-booked venues, such as supermarkets, garden centres, DIY stores, county shows etc. throughout the county.

Here you will be talking to visitors about the Trust's valuable work, and asking them to commit to a regular monthly donation by Direct Debit to help support their local Wildlife Trust. You will be provided with a lightweight mobile exhibition and branded clothing – use of your own car will therefore be essential.

The ideal face to face membership recruiter is –

-    Self-motivated

-    Outgoing

-    Enthusiastic

-    Positive with a “can do” attitude

-    Well organised

-    An excellent communicator and rapport-builder

If you think you have what it takes to inspire people about the work of Devon Wildlife Trust then apply now.

Please send a CV, including your current address and daytime telephone number, and covering letter to:

Tel: 01392 420 124

South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd, Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter EX2 4AB

Neighbourhood Fundraiser (self-employed contract)

Do you have previous fundraising or sales experience? Could you use your skills to help secure support for Devon's wildlife and wild places?

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) has opportunities for flexible, well-rewarded work as a house-to-house fundraiser, securing new DWT members. Working as a self-employed contractor, provided with DWT corporate clothing and promotional materials, hours and days of work are flexible and remuneration is by commission on funds raised.

Typical earnings from previous fundraisers were £65 per day, working 3 hours late afternoon/early evening.

Previous fundraising or sales experience (either event/private site, street or door-to-door) is essential to be considered for a contract.

For information and enquiries about this opportunity contact DWT's Membership Team Leader Rachael Fielder-Pine on 01392 279244 or

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