Wildlife Equipment Specialist


Totnes, South Devon
£18,525 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.nhbs.com [email protected]

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 23rd April 2021   2 days left

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.

NHBS is looking for a Wildlife Equipment Specialist to join our busy wildlife equipment team in our office in Totnes. The successful applicant will work with other wildlife equipment team members running the equipment business and providing technical advice to customers, as well as working alongside the sales & marketing team to generate new content, identify potential new customers and strengthen relationships with existing customers.

Applicants will be expected to adhere to strict Covid safety rules in our office including social distancing at all times, use of facemasks and/or visors as required, and observance of all other Covid guidance provided.

Key Responsibilities:-

  • Customer support – you will provide advice and support to customers on our wide range of equipment
  • Purchasing – you will help with purchasing, including building and maintaining relationships with new and existing suppliers
  • Product range – you will help source new products, prepare product descriptions, create images and monitor product performance
  • Marketing – you will help to prepare marketing materials including blog posts and emails
  • Sales – you will support the sales and marketing team by building relationships with new and existing customers
  • Conference Attendance – you will represent NHBS at conferences across the UK and Europe, taking along a stand with our products and getting to know our customers 



  • 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
  • A good telephone manner and outstanding written communication skills
  • Outgoing and confident - you will be comfortable talking to a wide range of people including suppliers, academics, consultants, teachers and members of the public
  • Numeracy skills, the ability to confidently use basic maths and spreadsheets
  • Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills


  • An undergraduate degree in a related field and the ability to work to a consistently high standard
  • A second language in addition to English
  • Full UK driving licence

Our offer to you:-

This permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £18,525 p.a. based on a 37.5 hour week Monday - Friday, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a (includes 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 23rd April 2021 to Steve Powell, Head of Equipment and Manufacturing at [email protected].

About Us:-

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 over 50 staff however, due to Covid restrictions, there are currently less staff working on site.

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.