Rewilding Projects Officer

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

Matlock, Derbyshire
£28,840 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 5th June 2022  

About the role

We’re looking for a Rewilding Projects Officer to lead and develop Derbyshire Wildlife Trusts Wild Peak programme. Wild Peak is an ambitious rewilding initiative based in the Peak District that is working in close partnership with landowners, local communities and project leaders to inspire and implement a landscape-scale, nature-led approach to Nature’s Recovery, using nature-based solutions and rewilding principles, wherever possible.

In this role, you’ll lead on developing our suite of rewilding projects across the Dark and White Peak.

To be successful you will have a forward-thinking outlook and embrace innovative ideas. You will be able to speak to others and communicate coherently putting forward complex ideas in a simple way. You will be able to develop new ideas and take forward key organisational strategy to help achieve 33% of Derbyshire managed for Wildlife by 2030.


In this role, you'll own:

  • The growth and development of projects within our flagship rewilding programme Wild Peak. Preliminary work has been completed and the successful candidate will take this to the next level
  • The ongoing management of the scheme, working with stakeholders, existing and new partners. You will work across the teams at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust to design and implement new projects within Wild Peak
  • Responsibility for seeking funding for these projects by working with our funding and marketing team

About you

This role might be right for you if:

  • Are a creative thinker with innovative ideas
  • Can work as a part of a team across different disciplines
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Can bring people and organisations together to achieve shared goals
  • Have a commitment to conservation and want to make a landscape scale change

We are happy to talk flexible working!

This role will be based at our office in Middleton although a balance of home and office working will be allowed. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.

Interviews are planned for Thursday 16th June 2022.

For more information please refer to the job description and key terms attached. If you have any questions about the role which are not answered in the attached documents or you require adjustments to the application process please either email [email protected] or call 01773 881188.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

We’re a small charity, with big ideas! We believe that everyone has their part to play in Nature’s recovery. We are the only organisation in Derbyshire working to protect and enhance wildlife and wild places throughout the county but through our work with businesses, other conservation charities, and the public we are mobilising others across the county and the rest of the UK to act for wildlife. As are a registered Charity, we are supported by 16,000 members and are part of a movement of 46 Trusts with a collective membership of over 800,000.

Our purpose is to achieve our vision of a Wilder Derbyshire by creating Nature Recovery Networks and reintroducing lost species. We aim to deliver our vision by leading Nature’s Recovery, inspiring people and communities to care and mobilising people to act. All our work is underpinned by our values.

Our Charity is growing, we currently employ 80 people and, crucially, we are supported by over 500 volunteers. We have three delivery teams; Wilder Landscapes, Wilder Communities and Income Generation, supported by the Finance and Resources team. Each team has a Department Lead who reports to the Chief Executive who is responsible for the operations of the Trust and who, in turn, reports to the Board of Trustees which governs the organisation.

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe that everyone should have access to nature. We expect people to work harmoniously with each other and with volunteers, and to provide help and guidance to others when needed. As a small charity, our employees need to be willing to be flexible about working arrangements and willing to provide occasional cover for absent staff. We want people to develop professionally and personally while working with us and employees are encouraged to participate in the range of opportunities available to enable this.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer that strives to be a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone is valued. We welcome applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We recognise that our workforce needs to represent the communities and people we work with. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups within Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the wider charity and conservation sector, such as people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTQ+. 

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