Reserves Assistant – Brecks
Two posts, each 2 year fixed term contracts
Reserves Assistant – Woods & Heaths
£17,250 - £18,750 per annum (depending on experience)
Generous annual leave allowance, pension contribution and personal development opportunities
The Reserves Assistant - Brecks
post holder will be based at NWT East Wretham Heath
, in Norfolk, working at NWT managed sites within the Brecks and Fens including Weeting Heath, Thompson Common, Wissey Wetlands (a habitat creation scheme in the Fens), and heath re-creation sites within Thetford Forest.
The Reserves Assistant - Woods and Heaths
post holder will be based at NWT Foxley Wood
, working at NWT managed sites within the South, Central and North areas of Norfolk, including ancient woodlands, heathland, mire and fens.
Both Reserves Assistants will carry out a variety of tasks, including habitat and species development, infrastructure maintenance, and using a variety of machinery. The successful candidates will have a good basic knowledge of wildlife conservation and habitat management techniques. Good communication skills are essential, both with colleagues and members of the public, as is the ability to work as part of a team in managing these important sites. The successful candidates will have experience of working on a nature reserve or similar and experience of maintaining tools and equipment. Training in tractors and chainsaw certification is essential. Experience in livestock handling, and training in brushcutter, ATV, pesticide use, relevant tractor related implements and first aid would be an advantage.
The posts present the opportunity to work on some of the UK’s most important wildlife sites, and enhance valuable skills in the development of nature reserves and their visitors.
Closing date: midday Tuesday 1 December 2020
Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 10 December 2020 at NWT East Wretham Heath, Thetford
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.
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 www.fmrsolutions.co.uk (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.)