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

Principal Ecologist - NWS

£38,000 to £42,000 (dependent on experience)

Norfolk Wildlife Services was formed in 2000 and is a wholl- owned ecological consultancy subsidiary of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, offering a comprehensive range of ecological and arboricultural services donating all profits to the Trust for the benefit of nature conservation.

The Consultancy has adopted a new business plan and is now seeking a Principal Ecologist to lead and support the team through the next exciting phase of development.

You will have the qualifications, experience and drive to lead the team in the winning and delivery of high quality ecological contracts for a wide range of clients  

We offer a generous benefits package with 25 days annual leave (rising to 30 days) and a contributory pension scheme with Aviva with a 8% employer contribution.

Closing date for applications is midday on Monday 3 June 2019
Interviews will take place in Norwich on Thursday 6 June 2019
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Conservation Grazing Manager

Salary is in the range £27,000 to £29,000 per annum full time
(option to work for 4 days on a pro rata basis)

This is an exciting opportunity to be able to use your skills for the conservation of natural habitats. The NWT grazing operation spans all of Norfolk, and the successful candidate will have a varied working environment including coastal dunes,  mixed heath and broadland fen. We graze sheep, cattle and ponies.

This role will continue to develop and implement NWT's conservation grazing operation on our nature reserves, and act as a first point of contact for conservation grazing issues.

You will receive
  • An NWT works vehicle to use to travel to and between sites
  • A working week of 37½ hrs per week with some out of hours work for which time off in lieu is granted.
  • Salary in the range of £27,000 to £29,000 per annum depending on experience
  • 25 days annual leave per annum (3 to be taken at Christmas) plus statutory holidays, rising incrementally to 30 days per annum.
  • Pension: we contribute 8% of your salary in to our scheme with Aviva.
Closing date for applications is Midday Tuesday 18 June 2019
Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 4 July 2019
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Local Fundraisers

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 (excluding postcode areas NR1-NR8)

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 2019, 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.)