Beavers have the unrivalled capacity to restore wetlands, the health of riparian environments, and the wealth of benefits these provide for society. Devon Wildlife Trust has been at the forefront of beaver reintroduction in the River Otter and is now leading management groups in the River Tamar.

We are seeking a passionate, highly skilled ecologist, communicator and project manager to support a diverse range of stakeholders to live and work alongside beavers once again.

Beaver reintroduction has the potential to polarise views from different communities of interest. The postholder will be required to navigate these complexities with authority, confidence and professionalism.

The outcomes achieved in Devon will influence future programmes nationwide.

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 40,000 members, 2,000 volunteers, 100 staff and 60 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.

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’ service)
  • Agile working arrangements including home and Cricklepit office
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Death in Service cover
  • Training and development opportunities

This is a full-time, permanent post contractually based at Cricklepit Mill.

Interviews are being held on 17 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 jobapps@devonwildlifetrust.org or telephone 01392 279244.

DWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

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