Senior Ecologist

Devon Wildlife Trust

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.

Devon Wildlife Consultants (DWC) is the commercial arm of Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT), Devon’s
leading wildlife conservation charity. DWC are looking for a Senior Ecologist to join our
friendly and close-knit commercial consultancy team. We provide a range of commercial services
including wildlife surveys and assessment, developer support, training, and advice to
businesses and landowners. Profits from the company are donated to Devon Wildlife Trust to help
deliver its extensive programme of conservation, learning and engagement activities.

This is a new role which will provide capacity in delivering ecological contracts to a high
standard within budget and on time, and in particular support the senior team through technical
expertise and quality assurance of reports. Strong interpersonal skills are essential. Due to
the smaller size of the consultancy, the person employed will need to be able to undertake a
range of work relating to all aspects of ecological consultancy.

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’ services)
  • Agile working arrangements including home working
  • Flexitime system
  • Salary progression (subject to satisfactory performance)
  • 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 permanent post based at Aldens Court, Exeter. However, we will consider
applications on a part-time basis from candidates able to work a minimum of 0.6 FTE (22.5 hours
per week). If you are applying on a part-time basis, please could you indicate this in your
covering letter.

Interviews are being held on Wednesday 13 December.

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

You can download an application pack from

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

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