Wildlife Equipment Administrative Specialist


Totnes, Devon
£17,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.nhbs.com recruitment@nhbs.com

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 31st January 2020   3 days left

NHBS is looking for a Wildlife Equipment Administrative Specialist to join our busy Wildlife Equipment team in our office in Totnes. The successful applicant will primarily provide administrative support to the equipment team as well as working alongside other departments such as Customer Services and Goods In, where necessary. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Purchasing/Supplier relations - you will place orders with suppliers as well as deal with queries about products and pricing
  • Returns - you will ensure returns are handled efficiently coordinating with customers and suppliers 
  • Warehouse support - you will assist our goods in team with larger equipment orders and invoices
  • Customer support – you will provide advice and support to customers on a wide range of equipment
  • Product range – you will help source new products, prepare product descriptions, create images and monitor product performance



  • Numeracy skills, the ability to confidently use basic maths and spreadsheets.
  • A good telephone manner and outstanding written communication skills
  • A strong interest in and good practical knowledge of natural history and ecology, and the equipment that people use to survey, study and enjoy it
  • Outgoing and confident, you will be comfortable talking to a wide range of people including academics, consultants, teachers and members of the public
  • Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills


  • An undergraduate degree in a related field
  • A second language in addition to English
  • Full UK driving licence

Our offer to you:

This permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £17,000 p.a, based on a 37.5 hour week Monday - Friday, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays, up to three paid days of conservation volunteering p.a. and a generous company pension.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV by the 31st January 2020 to Steve Powell, Equipment Manager at recruitment@nhbs.com.

About us:

Founded in 1985, NHBS Ltd (www.nhbs.com) is a world leader in supplying natural history, ecology and conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, and private customers around the world. In addition to the retail business, NHBS manufactures equipment in an on-site workshop and publishes two magazines. We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast.

NHBS is passionate about making a positive environmental impact - our core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect and conserve the natural environment.

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 45 staff.

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