Work for Norfolk Wildlife Trust

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the county's largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk's wildlife and wild places.

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If you have time on your hands and want to help Norfolk's wildlife then why not volunteer on some of our fantastic nature reserves. Find out more.
Please see the Job Details for application information, and Job Descriptions for more about each position. Download these below or send an A4 SAE (£1.28 stamp) to Reception at:

Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Bewick House
22 Thorpe Road
Migrant hawker, photo by Peter Dent
Stoat, photo by Nick Appleton

West Norfolk Reserves Manager

We are seeking an experienced individual to join our West Norfolk reserve management team to lead on some of the County’s premier nature reserves.  This is a permanent position with a 7% employer’s contribution to the company Aviva pension scheme.

We are looking for someone with a good knowledge of wildlife conservation and the practical management techniques used to maintain heathland, mire, grassland and woodland habitats and species. You will have experience of nature reserve management including chainsaw use, invasive weed control and use of tractors and machinery for conservation.  Good organisational, administrative and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to lead a team.
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Boat Trip Operators

This casual work is based at NWT Hickling Broad and / or NWT Ranworth Broad. The salary is £8.16 per hour.

The Boat Trip Operators will be responsible for the daily operation of a ferry service from Malthouse Staithe to the NWT “Broads Wildlife Centre” at Ranworth Broad and also for taking visitors on boat trips to experience Ranworth Broad. At Hickling Broad there are daily water trails and occasional evening boat trips. The boats used are based on a “reedlighter” type design, carry up to twelve passengers and are powered by petrol and electric motors.

The post-holder will be requested to work as required to ensure that the boat trips described above are fully staffed over the April to October period (inclusive).
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Part time Visitor Centre Coordinators

We have two vacancies available, 3 days per week at Hickling, and 4 days per week at Ranworth.

These posts run from 21 March to 30 September 2018 inclusive, plus a minimum of 11 extra days through to 29 October.

As well as ensuring visitors are well received and our Visitor Centres are in good order, we seek to increase Trust membership through active recruitment and income through sales, permits and donations. It is expected that the Visitor Centre Coordinators will support the Trust in its commitment to improving the visitor experience by providing information, interpretation and a friendly welcome from staff and volunteers, whilst providing a quality service to promote the professional image of the Trust.

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Car Park Attendants - Cley Marshes and Holme Dunes

This work is offered on a casual basis and will be paid at £7.83 per hour.

The attendants will be required to manage the car park and collect car parking fees, reserve fees, membership payments and will also be expected to engage generally with all visitors and provide information about the nature reserve.
By providing a friendly welcome and information so promoting a professional image of the trust, we seek to increase Trust income from parking fees, donations and reserves permit sales and gift aid entry alongside increasing membership.

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Engagement Officers

One permanent post, and one seasonal (full time from 12 March -14 September 2018)

Norfolk Wildlife Trust has a successful background in running engagement activities with a diverse range of people.

We are looking for two people with previous experience of outdoor education, excellent communication skills and a passion for wildlife. Each post involves delivering national curriculum linked activities to schools on our fantastic nature reserves and running family events across Norfolk. Each role is slightly different, therefore please do state which post you are interested in applying for.

Closing date: Monday 22 January 2018 5pm
Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 2nd February
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Reserves Monitoring Officer

Salary in the range of £24,000 to £27,000

Norfolk Wildlife Trust incorporates more than 50 nature reserves across Norfolk. The majority of NWT’s reserves are Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs), nine are National Nature Reserves and over half boast international conservation designations. 

A visit to our website at will provide more information on the breadth of work we are involved with. 

This post will initially focus on gathering (and where necessary interpreting) existing available data identified by the strategy. Where required, creation of methodologies for further specific survey and monitoring of species, habitats and infrastructure would follow and as information is generated by monitoring actions, the post holder will manage, analyse and where necessary interpret the data. 

The Reserves Monitoring Officer will work closely with the IT team in the subsequent development of a dedicated data management system as information streams are better understood. The post will be approximately 60% desk based and will play a key role through advocacy and effective communication in incorporating volunteers in the delivery of the monitoring strategy. 

Closing date: Monday 29th January 5pm
Interviews are likely to be held on: Tuesday 13th February
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Local Fundraisers

Salary: Two options available: hourly rate or commission based  
Closing date: 09/03/2018

Location: Vacancies throughout Norfolk (excluding areas in close proximity to our Visitor Centres at Cley Marshes, Hickling Broad, Holme Dunes, Ranworth Broad and Weeting Heath)

Are you passionate about the region’s wildlife and looking to earn some extra income by doing something that you really believe in? Would you like to help Norfolk Wildlife Trust achieve its aim of finding new members in your local area and beyond? If you enjoy walking and have around 16 hours a week to spare, primarily during weekday evenings, then we would love you to become a Local Fundraiser.

You will be working in your local area for FMR Solutions Ltd, a well-established specialist wildlife charity membership recruitment agency, on behalf of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. The work is generally seasonal, from March until the end of October. However, some of our Local Fundraisers also work through the winter months. Local Fundraisers use the unique 'Soft Approach' method. There is no selling or persuading involved. Norfolk Wildlife Trust is registered with the Fundraising Regulator and adheres to its standards.

•    Outdoor work, involving walking
•    Travel by car or bicycle will be required
•    Local Fundraisers required ASAP, but start time flexible
•    No hard selling involved
•    Training given

Salary: 2 options
1. Hourly rate + bonus (16 hours a week, primarily weekday evenings) leading to average £9.50 per hour / £659 per month (temporary, part-time employee).
2. Generous commission - expect average of £64 per membership transaction on a self-employed/freelance/flexible basis. Potential earnings around £1300 per month (based on working approx. 16 hours a week/5 sign ups a week).

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FMR Solutions Ltd is working on behalf of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, helping to raise public awareness and critical funding. If you'd like to know more about the Local Fundraiser post and apply, please visit  (Please note no other NWT vacancies are dealt with by FMR Solutions.  You can find information on how to apply for these roles within the Job Details for each vacancy.)