Marine Engagement Assistant

Devon Wildlife Trust

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Are you passionate about connecting people to our marine environment?


Do you know all about the species which can be found on our shores and in our seas?


Are you able to inspire and motivate people to take action for nature?

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.

For 28 years, DWT has worked tirelessly to protect marine wildlife and conservation areas. Each
year Wembury Marine Centre welcomes thousands of visitors and dozens of schools, and our wider
marine programmes mobilise hundreds of volunteers to raise awareness of marine conservation
issues and encourage people to take action to protect our shores and seas.

We are looking for a highly organised individual, who is passionate and knowledgeable about the
marine environment, and who has experience supporting engagement activities. The successful
candidate will assist with delivery of a popular programme of varied and accessible marine
engagement activities; from snorkel safaris to beach cleans and volunteer coastal surveys. This
post is offered on a one-year fixed term basis and is an excellent opportunity for someone who
is looking to develop their marine experience or to take the next step towards a career in
marine conservation.

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

  • 25 days (80% pro-rata) annual leave plus bank holidays
  • 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 part-time (30 hours per week) fixed term appointment until 31 March 2025, based at Wembury Marine Centre.

Interviews are being held on Tuesday 5 March. The candidate will need to be available to start
on Monday 8 April.

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.

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

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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