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County Wildlife Site Trainees (Voluntary)

Devon Biodiversity Record Centre (DBRC) will be hosting two long-term volunteer trainee placements in 2015.  These placements will provide motivated individuals with an opportunity to gain experience in habitat survey, botanical ID, landowner liaison, ecological report writing, data management, GIS (MapInfo) and benefit from a two week placement with a large ecological consultancy in Devon.

The DBRC trainee scheme has run since 2011 and we have successfully trained seven individuals to take up employment in the ecology/ conservation sector. 

The trainee placements will be centred around DBRC’s County Wildlife Site (CWS) monitoring project, which will be entering its seventh year in 2015.  There are approximately 2,200 County Wildlife Sites (CWS) in Devon supporting an array of habitats and species.  The trainees will therefore have the opportunity to become familiar with many of Devon’s most significant wildlife habitats.

This role is highly suitable to individuals who wish to work in the ecology and conservation sector, and want to increase their expertise and field experience. For further details of this opportunity, please see the task brief.

Application is by CV and covering letter showing why you have the aptitude for this role to Fiona Freshney either by email  or by post to Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT), Cricklepit Mill, Commercial Road, Exeter.  EX2 4AB.  Please state how you heard about the opportunity.  Closing date Monday 16th February 2015.

For an informal chat about the posts please contact Fiona Freshney on 01392 274128 or

Interviews will take place at the Devon Wildlife Trust head office in Exeter on 4th March 2015.  

Marine Awareness Assistants (Voluntary)

Closing date – 5pm, Monday, 2 February 2015

This is a full-time, 6 month voluntary role, based at Wembury Marine Centre which is near Plymouth in South Devon. There are 2 posts available.  Travel expenses will be paid, but please note that no accommodation is offered or available.

Trainees will be involved in raising awareness of the marine environment through education and interpretation. Full training will be given and tasks will involve organising and leading public events – including rockpool rambles, beach cleans and guided walks - plus organising and leading environmental education activities with school groups on the rocky shore and in the classroom. Other tasks will include manning the visitor centre, maintain cold water aquaria, engaging in community involvement and giving talks, developing new interpretation materials and promoting the Wembury Marine Conservation Area.  There may also be opportunity to gain skills and experience in managing volunteers.

Formal training in First Aid, Health & Safety, Techniques in Environmental Education, Marine Species Identification and Child Welfare will be given as well as on the ‘job’ training from the current Marine Awareness Officer. 

We ask that applicants feel confident that they will be able to commit to this role for the 6 months and be available for interview. 

We are looking for aptitude and potential and envisage this would be an excellent opportunity for recent graduates wanting to enter the job market or for more experienced people looking for a change in direction.

All posts are subject to an interview, DBS check and references.

The role involves volunteering for 5 days per week and will include unsociable hours as Wembury Marine Centre is open at weekends and on bank holidays. 

For more information please see the task brief.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Coral Smith, Marine Awareness Officer, Wembury Marine Centre, Church Road, Wembury, PL9 0HP or email 

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

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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