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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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
22 Thorpe Road
Migrant hawker, photo by Peter Dent
Stoat, photo by Nick Appleton
Visitor Centre Coordinators and Assistant
We have an exciting selection of posts available for the summer season based in our Visitor Centres, in the idyllic Norfolk countryside. Each post offers the opportunity to provide a knowledgeable and enthusiastic customer experience, whilst extending a friendly welcome to our visitors.
Please do view the documents below for more details on each post and details on how to apply.
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Full time and permanent role with a salary of £17,000 to £18,500 per annum based on experience
Would you like to work in a successful and committed fundraising team, providing administrative support and helping to raise funds for our work with Norfolk’s wildlife?
You would join the Trust at an exciting time in its development, and would work across the key areas of fundraising including individual giving, legacy and corporate fundraising. You would have the opportunity to take on the co-ordination of regular small-scale giving initiatives. This post offers the chance to be involved in all specialisms and could be ideal for someone interested in progressing a career in fundraising.
You must be an excellent communicator, be able to work on your own initiative and be enthusiastic about the work of the Trust. Exceptional organisational and IT skills, a systems focused approach and experience of fundraising will be essential.
Closing date: Tuesday 4 February 2020
Interviews: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Senior Visitor Reception Assistant – Cley Marshes
£17,500 - £18,000 per annum (dependant on experience)
We have a rare opportunity for someone to work five days per week (35 hours per week) at our stunning visitor centre. The role will involve dealing with visitor enquiries, providing information, recruiting members to NWT and carrying out retail sales. The person will also assume responsibility for some stock ordering and act as a keyholder for the Visitor Centre. It requires excellent customer service skills to promote and maintain the reputation of NWT.
NWT has an excellent reputation not least for the way in which it manages Cley and Salthouse Marshes
, attracting a broad spectrum of visitors from across the UK and beyond: naturalists, serious and casual birdwatchers, tourists, day trippers and those simply wanting to enjoy the breath taking scenery and wildlife to be found here in north Norfolk.
The closing date for applications is Monday 3 February 2020
Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 10 February 2020
Seasonal Engagement Officer
Full time from 10 March – 11 September 2020
Norfolk Wildlife Trust is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to assist the People and Wildlife Team in delivering environmental and outdoor learning on our nature reserves, in schools and to communities across Norfolk.
The successful candidates will have excellent communication and organisational skills. Good local wildlife knowledge, experience of working with young people and some teaching or delivery of outdoor learning experience are essential. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and references. These posts are an exciting way of being able to share your joy of wildlife with the wider community.
Closing date: noon 20 January
Interviews on Monday 27 January
Catering Assistants at Cley Marshes and Holme Dunes
Salary: £8.21 per hour, casual basis
Day time work, with no split shifts
We have opportunities to work at our Cley Marshes and/or Holme Dunes Visitor Centres. Catering Assistants are expected to deliver a high standard service in the café, working as a team, to deliver a friendly and professional service.
Reporting to the Café Supervisor in this important service role, the Catering Assistant will use all best endeavours in the delivery of a quality service to a high standard in a warm and friendly way, responding to the needs to maintain 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.
The Catering Assistant will be expected to ensure that the café, food preparation and display areas remain clean, tidy and safe at all times and that the brand of the NWT is maintained in all aspects. Proper handling of cash and excellent customer service at all times is essential.
The posts will be removed from the website when positions have been filled.
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Cley – Catering Assistant Job Description - June 2019
Cley – Catering Assistant Job Details - June 2019
Holme – Catering Assistant Job Description - June 2019
Holme – Catering Assistant Job Details - June 2019
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 (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.
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.)