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

Broads South Reserves Lead Officer
Woods & Heaths Reserves Lead Officer 

Salary in the range £21,000- £22,000 per annum 

We are excited to be able to offer two new Lead Officer roles. One based in the Woods and Heaths team, and the other in the Broads South team. The roles afford the opportunity to be able to use your skills for the conservation of natural habitats. 

The Lead Officer posts will be involved in management of some of the region’s most important wildlife sites, and develop valuable skills in maintenance, restoration and protection of our nature reserves.

Most of our woodland nature reserves are ancient woodland, and include some of the best examples of bluebell woods in the county. The other sites within the area include important heath and mire, and are home to key species such as great crested newt, nightjar, woodlark, keeled skimmer dragonfly, and marsh gentian. Most are designated SSSIs; Foxley Wood is also an NNR. 

NWT reserves within the Broads South area are managed for diverse species of wildlife and the many visitors that enjoy this unique area. Some of the species benefiting from the Trust’s management work are bittern, swallowtail butterfly, Norfolk hawker dragonfly, marsh harrier, otter and crane.

Our main benefits are: 
  • Working for an organisation that makes a real difference to the wildlife and people of Norfolk.
  • 25 days annual leave per annum (3 to be taken at Christmas) plus 8 statutory holidays. Annual leave rises by one day per year until a maximum of 30 days per annum is reached. 
  • A working week of 37.5 hrs per week with some out of hours work for which time off in lieu is granted.
  • Pension: we contribute 8% of your salary in to our scheme with Aviva from the start of your employment with a 2% minimum contribution.
  • Employee Assistance Programme
Previous applications for these roles will not be considered on this occasion unless you have been informed separately.

The closing date is 5pm on Tuesday 21 July 2020
Interviews are likely to be held on Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 August 2020

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Reserves/Café Assistant (RCA)

Two posts at NWT Holme Dunes
The salary is £8.95 per hour
The period of employment for this seasonal post will be from 20 July until 20 September 2020

NWT attracts a broad spectrum of visitors from across the UK and beyond; specialist naturalists, serious and casual bird watchers to tourists, day trippers and those simply wanting to enjoy the breath taking scenery and wildlife to be found in North Norfolk.

During the morning and afternoon, the RCA will work under the direction of the Holme Dunes Warden carrying out reserve management tasks including patrolling, vegetation management, livestock management and provision of advice to visitors.

The ability to develop a good understanding of Holme’s habitats and wildlife will be a major advantage in this post. 

The RCA will carry out duties within the café at peak times of the day, typically (11am to 2pm) and work on the nature reserve outside of this period (9am to 11am and 2.30pm to 5pm).

Whilst working in the café, the RCA will use all best endeavours in the delivery of a quality service to a high standard in a warm and friendly way. 

There are two roles: a 5 day (37.5 hours) post and a 3 day (22.5 hours) post. One of the days worked must be Saturday or Sunday. The other days will be agreed in advance with the Café Supervisor / Holme Dunes Warden.
Please do indicate which role you are applying for at the beginning of your email application​.

Closing date: 13 July 2020
Interviews via Zoom: 16 July 2020
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Finance Assistant (maternity cover)

Salary is in the range £18,000 to £20,000 per annum full time equivalent – depending on experience
Temporary post, 35 hours per week

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is seeking a Finance Assistant to assist with all aspects of the financial processing for the expanding operations of the Trust and its subsidiary companies, based at our Head Office in Norwich.

The post holder will report to the Trust’s Finance Officer and undertake all aspects of financial processing using the Sage 200 financial system, together with assisting with general financial and clerical duties including preparing sales invoices, BACs payments and collating the weekly banking for the Trust and its subsidiary companies. The post holder will also provide backup cover for the Trust’s reception function at lunchtime and other times as required.

The successful candidate will have at least one year’s relevant financial processing experience, together with experience of using Sage 200 or equivalent accounting software and good organisational skills.

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 18  March 2020  
Interviews are due to take place in Norwich on 27 March 2020
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Senior Boat Operator – NWT Ranworth Broad & Hickling Broad

The hourly rate is £9.30

The Senior Boat Operator will be based at both NWT Ranworth Broad & NWT Hickling Broad and will be employed for a minimum of three days per week with additional hours provided when required as part of a staff rota system. 

Special Requirements
  • Experience of operating boats – preferably powered passenger craft (RYA 2 training (or beyond) is desirable although training to this level will be provided)
  • Experience of broads waterways or similar
  • Experience of delivering commentary/information to general public (preferred)
  • Experience with sales and cash handling (preferred)
  •  A basic understanding of nature conservation is desirable 
  • Ability to develop and retain an acceptable level of knowledge in respect of the reserve and its wildlife is essential
  • Ability to assist with all other general duties related to Visitor/Information Centre Operations is essential 
  • Ability to assist with occasional provision of information to school parties. A DBS (CRB) check will be required.

Please note that this vacancy is on hold at the present time

We regret that we are unable to provide feedback from the application stage and will only contact you if you have been selected for an interview because of resources. 
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Local Fundraisers - Part-Time/Seasonal(March-October)

Salary: Freelance/self employed/seasonal (typically March-October)
You could start soon by applying today!
Closing date: Applications accepted all year round

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 15 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 (established 1995) a specialist wildlife charity membership recruitment agency, on behalf of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Our “Soft Approach” method secures committed and generous supporters who remain members long term. 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, which involves you going door to door in the more prosperous areas. However, unlike other “face to face” fundraising jobs, there is no selling or persuading involved. Your attitude will be friendly and informal. We use a booklet about the Trust to do the “selling”. It’s your job to get the booklet out to interested people and to help with the “sign-up” via direct debit, if people decide to become members. 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 from March 2020, but start date flexible
  • No hard selling involved
  • Training given

Initially, during a 2-week Trial Period, you will work 15 hours per week Monday - Friday evenings, paid at £10 per hour.

The Trial Period is for you to discover if you enjoy doing this kind of work and for us to discover if you are likely to make a success of it. The hourly rate is paid irrespective of the end result, and should be regarded as a "safety net" so that those who are sceptical about our “Soft Approach” method can try it without any financial risk to themselves or the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

After a successful 2-week Trial Period, you could earn on average £54 per direct debit “sign-up”, so £702 - £1170* per month achievable, - on a freelance/self-employed basis. Earnings could be more or less than this. The end result is somewhat unpredictable. But there are no targets to meet, and you have complete flexibility regarding the hours/the days you work. *3-5 sign-ups” per 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.)