Property Officer

Devon Wildlife Trust

Exeter, Devon, with hybrid working
£31,155 pa plus 7% pension

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 19th May 2024   Closes today

Are you passionate about improving our properties and providing great places for our dedicated staff to work? 

Do you want to be a part of DWT and help us meet our aim of being a net zero carbon organisation by 2030? 

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 36,000 members, 350 regular volunteers, 100 staff and 63 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.

We are looking for a committed person to be a part of our enthusiastic Facilities Team who oversee a wide range of work across the Trust including Operations, ICT, Health & Safety, Procurement and Environmental Management. You will play a central role in managing a diverse property portfolio (including a grade II listed watermill, marine visitor centre and several agricultural bases) and will take the lead on all future development and the sustainability of these properties.

The successful candidate does not need to be a property specialist but be willing to learn how to manage properties, have experience of managing contractors and a knowledge of basic H&S legislation. They must be an excellent team player and be able to build relationships across DWT with various teams and with external contractors who will undertake work. You will either have some experience of Carbon Reduction Strategies or be willing to learn new skills in this area.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop and improve iconic properties in some of the most beautiful parts of Devon, and to make a real contribution to the climate emergency. 

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) and additional paid time during the Christmas shut down period
  • Agile working arrangements including home working
  • Flexitime system
  • Salary progression (subject to satisfactory performance)
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Death in Service cover
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities

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

Interviews are being held on Wednesday 29 May at Woodah Farm.

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.

You can download an application pack from our website.

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

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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