Torridge River Restoration Officer x3

Devon Wildlife Trust

Beaworthy, Devon
£22,185 - £24,998 plus 5% pension

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract 01392279244 Hannah Andrews

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, water & hydrology

Closing date: Monday, 6th May 2019  

Are you ready for the next step in your conservation career – helping to restore a major Devon river and its landscape?

The Torridge, one of Devon’s principal river catchments, is suffering long term chronic decline driven by diffuse agricultural pollution. The Torridge River Restoration Project is an ambitious, integrated programme of advisory and capital works interventions. Working with landowners, it aims to restore the water quality and ecological health of two extensive priority areas – the upper and lower catchment – covering more than 22,000 hectares. Devon Wildlife Trust is the lead partner for the project, working with the Environment Agency and contractors within the Northern Devon Nature Improvement Area. It is funded by Defra’s Water Environment Grant through to March 2021.

We are seeking three experienced and knowledgeable farm advisors for the project. They will work with landowners to deliver capital interventions on riverside land, bringing water quality and other benefits to the environment. They will advise on practical projects and work with landowners and contractors to deliver these successfully, on time and to budget. These are full-time (37.5 hours per week), fixed term appointments until March 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon.

We can offer you good terms and conditions and flexible working arrangements. The successful candidate will be joining a team of committed, hardworking and friendly colleagues. This is a great opportunity to take the next step in your career within a leading Devon charity.

You can download an application pack from our website here.

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