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.

We value respect, integrity, trust and responsibility. We want our people to be as diverse as nature itself and so we particularly encourage applications from those currently under-represented within our sector, including people from minority ethnic backgrounds and people with disabilities. We welcome people of all backgrounds and levels of experience with nature, and continually strive to improve our culture and practices. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. Please let us know if you require any adjustment processes to make our recruitment process more accessible.

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk. For applicable roles, applicants must be willing to undergo checks with past employers and Disclosure and Barring Service checks at the eligible level.

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. Please indicate clearly for which post you are applying. Download these below or send an A4 SAE (£1.28 stamp) to Reception at:

Norfolk Wildlife Trust
Bewick House
22 Thorpe Road
Norwich
NR1 1RY

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Migrant hawker, photo by Peter Dent
Stoat, photo by Nick Appleton

Visitor Centre Coordinator - Holme Dunes

Fixed Term Contract
Part time – 2 days a week from April to October and 3 days a week from November to March
Salary - £21,006 FTE per annum (pay review pending)

 Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the country’s largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places. Our Visitor Centres are situated on five of our nature reserves; including Cley Marshes, Hickling Broad NNR, Holme Dunes NNR, Ranworth Broad, and Weeting Heath NNR and we welcome 250,000 people every year to these reserves.

We are seeking a Visitor Center Coordinator at Holme Dunes to deliver a warm, friendly and enjoyable visitor experience to ensure visitors leave understanding who Norfolk Wildlife Trust is and what we do as well as how they can do more for nature.
 
The successful candidate will ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day running of NWT Visitor Centre at Holme; including welcoming visitors and answering their queries, overseeing entry ticket sales and retail sales supporting membership recruitment and event promotion.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 4th March 2024.
 
Interview dates: Wednesday 6th March 2024.

Please see here for the Job Description and Job Details.
 

Nature Conservation Operations Assistant

Permanent, full-time
£24,000 - £26,000 per annum dependent on experience
Vehicle provided

The Nature Conservation Operations Assistant post will have office space and equipment storage at NWT Upton Broad and Marshes Nature Reserve but will be mobile across the county, working across all NWT sites. If you have wide practical and technical skills along with significant experience of conservation land management, this role will provide an opportunity to work on some of the most wildlife rich habitats in the UK.
 
The Nature Conservation Operations Assistant will work closely with and be directed by the Nature Conservation Operations Manager. The Operations team guides, advises and assists staff teams working on NWT nature reserves. The team can undertake a variety of practical conservation management tasks and will work to support and maintain standard operating procedures and continuity of practical management approach across NWT’s land holdings.
 
The role will have the opportunity to use and be trained on a significant range of equipment and machinery as well as being required to maintain reserve infrastructure and equipment to a high standard. It will also play a key role in the completion of Health and Safety administration across NWT operations.
 
The successful candidate will have a detailed knowledge of machinery used for land management, basic engineering skills and a developed interest in Wildlife. Excellent communication skills are essential together with the ability to join different staff teams and quickly establish trust and respect through demonstrable competence and performance. The successful candidate will have training in the use of a wide range of machinery and power tools including tractors, 360 excavators, tracked dumper and chainsaws and be willing to work outdoors in all weathers doing practical tasks. The ability to complete and maintain written and electronic records to a high standard would also be advantageous.
 
This post presents the opportunity to work on some of the county’s most important wildlife sites undertaking vital work to aid nature’s recovery in Norfolk.
 
Closing date: midday Tuesday 5th March 2024
Interviews are likely to take place on Thursday 14th March 2024


Please see here for the Job Description and Job Details.

Assistant Arboricultural Consultant

12-month fixed term contract with the possibility of an extension if required.
Part-time - 21 hours taken over 3 days
Salary: £22,000 to £25,500 pro rata per annum (depending on experience)


Norfolk Wildlife Services is a professional, experienced and dedicated team offering a comprehensive range of ecological and arboricultural consultancy services. All our profits are donated to our ‘parent’ charity, Norfolk Wildlife Trust for the benefit of nature conservation in Norfolk.
 
Our focus is on providing high quality ecological expertise to ensure our client’s projects move forward while ensuring protection and benefits for wildlife.
 
Norfolk Wildlife Service are delighted to offer an opportunity to find a Tree Surveyor and Consultant to support contracts in and around East Anglia.

You will be carrying out field-based surveys, collecting data, writing reports and supporting TPO applications. You will be comfortable in working with clients, personable, and keen to continue your arboriculture career growth.

This opportunity will suit someone who is focused on training toward a higher level arboricultural diploma and have excellent BS5837 survey experience, strong tree species and veteran tree as well as good knowledge of trees in the planning system.

Knowledge and experience of tree risk assessments, tree planting and aftercare, biology, physiology and morphology of trees.

You will be comfortable working in an unsupervised capacity, and will be confident working and operating with a range of clients.

The role offers an opportunity to work with the Ecology team assisting with tasks within the field.

Closing date for applications is start of business (09.00 GMT) on Monday 26th February 2024. Interviews will be arranged as applications are received.

Please see here for the Job Description and Job Details.
 

Seasonal Assistant Ecologist / Seasonal Ecologist

6-months fixed term contract, full-time
Salary: £22,000 - £25,000 per annum (depending on experience and grade)

Norfolk Wildlife Services is a professional, experienced and dedicated team offering a comprehensive range of ecological and arboricultural consultancy services. All our profits are donated to our ‘parent’ charity, Norfolk Wildlife Trust for the benefit of nature conservation in Norfolk.
 
Our focus is on providing high quality ecological expertise to ensure our client’s projects move forward while ensuring protection and benefits for wildlife. 
 
The successful candidate will complete ecological fieldwork, primarily for bat emergence surveys, other protected species and habitat surveys. We have a strong local client base and pride ourselves on working on sites predominantly in Norfolk.
 
You will organise and give ecological and administrative support to consultancy projects, e.g. review Night Vision Aid footage and bat spectrogram data, charge and maintain survey equipment, landowner liaison arranging access, assisting with quotes and tenders. You may also provide expertise or assistance with IT and GIS, e.g. databases, spreadsheets, mapping, etc., to support other ecologists in the team to carry out projects. 
 
The successful candidate should be able to commence employment as soon as possible after an offer of employment is made.
 
The closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 4th March 2024. Interviews are likely to take place the following week at Bewick House.

Please see here for the Job Description and Job Details.

Project Manager – Hickling Broad

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000 per annum
2-year fixed term contract with potential to extend subject to project funding, full-time. 

This is an exciting time for Norfolk’s largest conservation charity as it journeys towards its centenary in 2026 and continues to expand its vital work for Norfolk’s wildlife.
 

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is seeking a highly motivated and experienced project manager to undertake the development, initiation and on-going management of a project to deliver an inspiring future vision for Hickling Broad and Marshes.
 

The largest of the Broads, Hickling is a year-round haven for wildlife situated at the heart of a thriving local community and attracting a wide range of visitors. Bringing together workstreams in ecological management, estate management, visitor experience and engagement, this project is based on a shared vision built in collaboration with the local community and aims to deliver ecological, social and economic wellbeing outcomes for the benefit of the nature reserve and the wider surrounding area.
 

The successful candidate will oversee and co-ordinate a range of project deliverables including renovations to elements of the built estate, co-ordination and implementation of an updated ecological action plan, as well as visitor and community engagement facilities and activities.
 

Working within an experienced and supportive team, the post offers an excellent opportunity for a project manager with a proven track record of successfully delivering large scale, multidisciplinary strategic projects in cooperation with colleagues, partners and the local community.
 

Excellent co-ordination and collaboration skills and the ability to drive delivery are essential to allow you to support and enable the organisation to bring our vision for Hickling to life and to make an even greater impact for wildlife in Norfolk.
 

If you are an experienced Project Manager, with an interest in making a positive impact for Norfolk’s wildlife, we’d love to hear from you.

Closing date for applications is start of business (09.00 GMT) on Monday 26th February 2024. Interviews will be arranged as applications are received. Previous applicants need not apply.

Please see here for the Job Description and Job Details.

Catering Supervisor - Holme Dunes

Full-time (37.5 hours), permanent
Salary: £11.39 per hour (pay review pending)

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the country’s largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places.
 
We are seeking a well organised, self-motivated and experienced catering person to ensure the smooth day to day running of the Holme Dunes café and supervision of staff, providing good quality foods and beverages to our customers.
 
The successful candidate will be expected to hold or train and achieve a Food Hygiene Certificate and will have previous experience working within the catering industry, preferably in a supervisory role.

Closing date: 5pm on Friday 23rd February
Interview date: between Thursday 7th March and Friday 15th March.


Please see here for the Job Decription and Job Details.

Car Park Attendant – NWT Cley Beach

Fixed term - March to October 2024
Part-time - 3 to 6 hours working around peak times on a fixed rota. Days worked are open to agreement at interview.
Salary - £10.77 per hour (pay review pending)

We have the opportunity for someone to work at our beautiful Nature Reserve at NWT Cley Beach car park until the end of October 2024.
 
The attendant will be required to manage the car park and collect car parking fees and will also be expected to engage generally with all visitors and provide information about the nature reserve.
 
An opportunity to work in a stunning location right on the coast, on the edge of a renowned nature reserve, contributing income to the running of the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and engaging with the public.
 
Please see here for the Job description and Job details.

Hiring multiple candidates.
 
The post will be taken off our website when it has been filled.

Visitor Centre Coordinator Ranworth Broad

Fixed Term Contract
Part time – 3 days a week
Salary - £21,006 FTE per annum (pay review pending)

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the country’s largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places. Our Visitor Centres are situated on five of our nature reserves; including Cley Marshes, Hickling Broad NNR, Holme Dunes NNR, Ranworth Broad, and Weeting Heath NNR and we welcome 250,000 people every year to these reserves.

We are seeking a Visitor Center Coordinator at Ranworth Broad to deliver a warm, friendly and enjoyable visitor experience to ensure visitors leave understanding who Norfolk Wildlife Trust is and what we do as well as how they can do more for nature.
 
The successful candidate will ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day running of NWT Visitor Centre at Ranworth; including welcoming visitors and answering their queries, overseeing entry ticket sales and retail sales supporting membership recruitment and event promotion.

Closing date: Midday on Monday 4th March 2024.
 
Interview dates: Wednesday 6th March 2024.

Please see here for the Job Description and Job Details.
 

Boat Trip Operator - Hickling Broad & Ranworth Broad

Part-time – Casual basis
Salary - £10.73 per hour (pay review pending)
Fixed Term Contract - April to October period (inclusive).

Norfolk Wildlife Trust is the country’s largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Norfolk’s wildlife and wild places. Our Visitor Centres are situated on five of our nature reserves; including Cley Marshes, Hickling Broad NNR, Holme Dunes NNR, Ranworth Broad, and Weeting Heath NNR and we welcome 250,000 people every year to these reserves.

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. Boat trip operators support the Trust in its commitment to improving the visitor experience by providing information, interpretation and a friendly welcome, whilst providing a quality service.

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 electric motors.

The post holders will also be required to undertake general maintenance on the boat as required, undertake daily checks on both the boat and life jackets and ensure the health and safety of all passengers.

Please see here for the Job description and Job details.

Hiring multiple candidates.
 
The post will be taken off our website when it has been filled.