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Freshwater Pearl Mussel Officer (Temporary)

Salary: £20,391 plus 5% pension
Closing date:  Friday 20 March

This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated individual to lead the local delivery programme in Devon of a national 3 year partnership species recovery project.

The Freshwater Pearl Mussel project has been set up to revive the fortunes of this indicator species of which there are around 2,000 individuals in the river Torridge.  The project includes work to improve water quality, river habitat, breeding conditions and even a possible re-introduction.

You will have good knowledge of river and wetland ecology and related water quality issues as well as previous experience in delivering in-river conservation or species recovery projects.

This is a chance to work alongside organisations such as the Freshwater Biological Association, Westcountry Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency on a flagship project which will, in turn, make a significant contribution to the delivery of the second phase of the Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area which is driving the restoration and re-creation of habitats at a landscape scale.

Funded by the Biffa Award.

For further details, please download an application pack.

To request an application pack directly please email jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

To apply, please send your completed application form and covering letter to Samantha Little at jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or to Devon Wildlife Trust, Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter, EX2 4AB. 

Catchment Sensitive Farming Advisor (Temporary)

Salary: £20,391 plus 5% pension
Closing date:  Friday 20 March

Do you have a good understanding of water quality issues in the farmed environment?  Do you know and love the landscape of North Devon?  Do you enjoy being on farm and looking for solutions that work for the farmer and for the environment?  As CSF Advisor you will have a varied, challenging role engaging with farmers in the target areas of the catchment providing specialist advice or other support to address diffuse water pollution from agriculture.

The Taw, Torridge and North Devon Streams CSF catchment partnership has been operating since 2009 to provide advice and support to farmers in the catchment to reduce diffuse water pollution in order to meet Water Framework Directive objectives. The project is run in partnership between Natural England (CSF), Environment Agency, North Devon Biosphere Reserve, Westcountry Rivers Trust and Devon Wildlife Trust. 

This post will play a significant role in the second phase of the Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area project which is working to deliver a step change in nature conservation, with a local partnership which has a shared vision for their natural environment.  The project is driving the restoration and re-creation of habitats at a landscape scale, and securing multiple benefits for both wildlife and people through the sustainable management and use of natural resources.

Secondments from other organisations will also be considered.

For further details, please download an application pack.

To request an application pack directly please email jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244. 

To apply, please send your completed application form and covering letter to Samantha Little at jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or to Devon Wildlife Trust, 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.


To apply please send a covering letter detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and a copy of your CV to DWT's Membership Lead Rachael Fielder-Pine by email rfielderpine@devonwildlifetrust.org For further information and enquiries about this opportunity please email or phone 01392 279244.

Closing date - Friday 27 March

Membership Recruiter

Good with people? Enthusiastic about local wildlife? Looking for work that is flexible and with a great rate of pay? South West Wildlife Fundraising Limited (SWWFL) is looking for self-motivated people to recruit members for Devon Wildlife Trust .

Our local wildlife is amazing and makes where we live unique and special. But 6 out of 10 UK species are under threat. Thankfully, organisations like the Wildlife Trusts are working hard to secure its future through direct conservation, education and community projects.
But we can’t do it without the support of our members.

Would you like to be part of the team of fundraisers that recruit members and help to provide vital funding for the work of Devon Wildlife Trust?
South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd (SWWFL) is looking for Membership Recruiters to help Devon Wildlife Trust protect wildlife for the future.

Hours are flexible and earnings dependent on hours worked. A Recruiter working for 22.5 hours per week could earn up to £18,000 OTE equivalent (£8.50 - £15 per hour OTE, depending on performance). SWWFL also offers some travel expenses and a pension scheme.

Click here for further details about this role.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to hedwards@swwfl.co.uk

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