Two Moors Pine Marten Project Field Officer (Dartmoor) - Tenders Global

Two Moors Pine Marten Project Field Officer (Dartmoor)

Devon Wildlife Trust

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Do you want to play a critical role in the reintroduction of one of Britain’s rarest mammals to
South West England?

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon’s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 36,000
members, 350 regular volunteers, 100 staff and 63 nature reserves. We are one of the larger
locally based organisations that collectively make up The Wildlife Trusts. DWT has pioneered
the reintroduction of beavers in England and the restoration of internationally rare habitats
like Culm Grassland.

An opportunity has arisen to join the Two Moors Pine Marten Project as our Field Officer for
Dartmoor. The Field Officer, supported by a team of species reintroduction and conservation
experts, will be integral to the successful reintroduction of pine martens into the wild in
England. This is a varied and active role involving landowner liaison, ecological surveys,
coordinating and delivering training, managing trainees and volunteers and communication with
stakeholders.

The reintroduction of pine martens has the potential to polarise views from different
communities of interest. The postholder will be required to navigate these complexities with
authority, confidence and professionalism. Preparing release sites and supporting pine marten
translocation will require the post holder to have good problem-solving skills and ecological
expertise to establish strong working relationships.

In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (increasing to 28 days after 5 years’ service)
  • Agile working arrangements including home working
  • Flexitime system
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Death in Service cover
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Training and development opportunities

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week) one year fixed-term contract, which may be extended
to three years subject to securing National Lottery Heritage Fund support for the Delivery
Phase of the project. A decision is due in spring 2024. It will be based at Cricklepit Mill,
with regular working across partner offices.

Our intention is that this post will continue for the duration of the project Delivery Phase
(January 2024 until March 2027) subject to funding and statutory consents.

Interviews are being held on Thursday 18 January 2024.

We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and abilities who meet the essential criteria for this
role. We are an inclusive organisation that is seeking to involve more diverse audiences in our
work.

You can download an application pack from our website.

DWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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