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

Salary: £28,000-£30,000 per annum depending on experience
The benefits we can offer you:
• The chance to work in a beautiful and environmentally unique area of the Country.
• The opportunity to lead on the management of Roydon common, a complex of heath, mire, grassland and woodland extending over 365ha, one of the largest and arguably the finest inland nature reserves in the East of England.
• A relocation allowance of up to £800
• An NWT vehicle for travel between sites.
• 37½ hrs per week with some out of hours work for which time off in lieu is granted.
• 20 days annual leave per annum plus statutory holidays, rising incrementally to 25 days per annum from 5 years employment.
• Pension: employer contributes 7% of salary equivalent after completion of trial period, increasing to 8% after 3 years of continuous service.
In return we are looking for:
• An individual to lead our West Norfolk Reserves management team to deliver our conservation objectives on some of the County’s premier nature reserves.
• Team management, organisational, administrative and communication skills are essential.
• Experience in the use of chainsaws, tractors, machinery and invasive weed control.
Closing date: midday Monday 14 May
Interviews: Wednesday 23 May
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Wildlife in Common Project Officer

Salary £25,000 to £32,000.
2 year fixed term post.  
This two year project will deliver an exciting programme of community engagement, site surveys and conservation action on 60 Norfolk commons. The post-holder will undertake the overall management and coordination of the project including recruitment, training and management of community volunteers.
The Wildlife in Common project is supported by HLF
Closing date: Tuesday 8 May Interviews: Wednesday 16 May.
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Assistant Conservation Officer

Salary is in the range £18,000 to £19,000 per annum – full time post
Do you want to develop a career in conservation?
We are seeking someone with passion and enthusiasm for the protection and enhancement of wildlife in Norfolk.
As Assistant Conservation Officer you will work as part of Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s busy People and Wildlife team supporting the administration and delivery of conservation projects including the County Wildlife Site system and NWT’s Churchyard Conservation Scheme. While the post-holder will be expected to provide administrative support to the team there will be opportunities to develop areas of project work. There will be some opportunity through this project work, and especially the Churchyard Conservation Scheme, to visit sites and support volunteers in the field.
You will need to be an excellent communicator, well-organised, with good ICT skills, including GIS, and a good understanding of ecology and conservation.
The post will provide opportunities to enhance your knowledge, skills and experience in conservation work by supporting existing staff across the range of their work.
Closing date: Thursday 26 April 2018
Interviews: Thursday 3 May 2018
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Catering Positions

We have opportunities to work at cafes on some of the best wildlife reserves in the country. Our staff deliver a quality service in a warm and friendly way, maintaining the professional face of NWT in the presentation and delivery of soup, sandwiches, hot beverages and other food stuffs to meet the expectations of NWT and visitors.

Please download the relevant job descriptions and details below

NWT Cley Marshes

 (CAC- Cley) Catering Assistant Casual £7.83 per hour

NWT Holme Dunes 

(RCA - Holme) Reserves and Cafe Assistant - Holme – 5 days per week £7.83 per hour
(CAC Holme) Catering Assistant Casual - £7.83 per hour

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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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Local Fundraisers

Salary: Two options available: hourly rate or commission based  
Recruiting all through the Spring & Summer – you could start soon by applying today!
Closing date: Friday 17 August 2018

Location: Vacancies throughout Norfolk

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).

Contact details:
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.)