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Working Wetlands Advisory Officer (Otter & Dart)

Salary: Starting salary £20,595 rising to £23,207, plus 5% pension

Closing date: 27 November

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) are looking for an Advisory Officer to join their Working Wetlands team, working with farmers in the Otter and Dart river catchments, providing specialist advice and other support to improve the quality of the farmed environment. 

Working Wetlands represents one of the largest examples of over 100 Living Landscape projects that are currently being delivered by individual county Wildlife Trusts. Working Wetlands aims to deliver landscape scale improvements to the quality and extent of semi-natural habitats and the associated ecosystem services (such as water and soils) across 6 Devon river catchments. The project focuses on achieving land management and farming changes in targeted locations, working with both extensive and intensively managed farms. 

In 2015 the project started a new phase of delivery through South West Water’s Upstream Thinking programme. Upstream Thinking is a revolutionary approach within the water industry which aims to reduce water treatment costs through improving the environmental management of land upstream of drinking water abstraction. 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 habitat ecology and management, farming practices and related water quality issues, as well as previous experience in delivering advice to farmers across a range of environmental topics.

This post is being offered as permanent role with DWT, but initially the secured funding for the project is until March 2020.

You can download an application pack here

To apply for this post please complete an application form and send with a supporting covering letter to Samantha Little at the address below or alternatively e-mail your application to

For further details and to request an application pack directly please email or telephone 01392 279244.   

Membership and Supporter Development Team Leader (Maternity cover)

Salary: £27,044 to £29,968, plus 5% pension 

Closing date: 27 November 2015

Devon Wildlife Trust is a highly regarded charity working hard to protect Devon’s wildlife and wild places for the future. We rely on the generosity of members and donors to help us achieve our aims. We are looking for a hardworking, organised, and dynamic individual to oversee the smooth delivery of our membership recruitment and supporter development activities for the next year. 

This is a great opportunity for any fundraising professional who has at least 3 years’ experience in individual giving and/or membership services, who has strong leadership skills and who wants to help a brilliant local charity make a world of difference to Devon’s wildlife. DWT offers good terms and conditions, flexible working arrangements and a great office environment. The successful candidate will be joining a team of committed, hardworking and friendly colleagues.

This is a temporary post to cover a maternity leave absence and is for a period of between nine and twelve months.

You can download an application pack here

To apply for this post please complete an application form and send with a supporting covering letter to Samantha Little at the address below or alternatively e-mail your application to

For further details and to request an application pack directly please email or telephone 01392 279244.   

Marine Awareness Trainee

Voluntary position  

Deadline: 18 January 2016 

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is offering a 9-month trainee position based at Wembury Marine Centre. The Marine Awareness Trainee will contribute towards the ongoing success of Wembury Marine Centre alongside the Marine Awareness and Marine Education Officers. Based at Wembury beach, the trainee will learn how to organise and lead public events and educational sessions for schools plus manage the visitor centre. The trainee will work on wider marine projects that will benefit the Marine Centre and the Wembury Marine Conservation Area such as citizen science project Shoresearch and invasive seaweed monitoring. Public engagement and raising the profile of the Marine Centre are key to this role and will include exploring the use of digital technology. 

We can offer you training in the following areas: 

• Public events – organising and delivering a wide range of marine themed public events including rockpool rambles, plankton sessions, strandline walks, seashore arts and crafts and marine awareness days. Trainee to develop and trial new public events 

• School sessions – delivering classroom based sessions at schools in and around South Devon, leading beach based marine activities for visiting schools and developing educational resources 

• Managing the Visitor Centre - maintain native cold water aquaria, developing interpretation materials, engaging with the visitors and assisting with day to day administration tasks • Promotion – explore the use of digital technology to promote the work of the Marine Centre, including social media, website development, blogging and also digital photography 

• Wider marine projects – work with DWT and partners supporting marine biodiversity projects to include delivery of Shoresearch surveys and public events and a new project monitoring Sargassum muticum – both projects to include data management and digital technology 

• Volunteer management – assisting with management of part time volunteers and work experience students

N.B. a driving licence is highly desirable for this placement

For further details, including how to apply please visit the LEMUR+ website 

Membership Sales Recruiter

(with South West Wildlife Fundraising Ltd, working on behalf of Devon Wildlife Trust)

Are you looking to take your sales ability to the next level, with excellent earning potential and varied working environments?

Devon's wildlife is amazing and makes where we live unique and special. Hence, we’re looking for people who can inspire members of the public to support a fantastic local environmental charity through making a regular financial donation.

Our teams work at a range of quality venues across Devon (booked by our in-house team) such as shops, garden centres, county shows and events. No street fundraising.

Part & full-time roles available.  Earnings include basic pay from £7.50 p/h upwards with achievable monthly commission + bonus to £20 per hour, depending upon performance. Benefits of employment include travel expenses and pension scheme. Full training is provided through the SWWFL management team and Devon Wildlife Trust.

The ideal candidate is:
- Confident, persuasive, self-motivated
- Resilient, with a positive outlook
- Able to engage and gain commitment from prospective members
- Well-organised, reliable and trustworthy
- Competitive, loves to beat targets and be the best

You may have sales, promotions or equivalent customer-facing experience but many of our team have been recruited based on a fantastic presence, attitude and personality. Note - you must have access to a car.

If you think you have what it takes to inspire people about the work of Devon Wildlife Trust and want a job that is flexible and rewarding, contact South West Wildlife Fundraising on 01392 420124 or

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 approx 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 For further information and enquiries about this opportunity please email or phone 01392 279244.

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