Farm Advisory Officer

Devon Wildlife Trust

Beaworthy, Devon
£24,224 pro rata plus 5% pension

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract [email protected]

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, food, farming & horticulture, water & hydrology

Closing date: Sunday, 29th November 2020   5 days left

Are you ready for the next step in your environmental 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 September 2021.

We are seeking an experienced and knowledgeable farm advisor for the project. They will work with landowners to deliver capital interventions on 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.

This is a part-time (22.5 hours per week) fixed term appointment until 30 September 2021, based at DWT’s Cookworthy office in North Devon with frequent farm visits. We are offering a choice of two working patterns – Monday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Friday to be agreed with the successful candidate.

DWT’s offices are currently operating special arrangements as part of the current public health guidance on social distancing, therefore it is likely that you will be required to work from home initially. Farm visits are continuing where Government and DWT guidance allow.

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.

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