Head of Freshwater – Maternity Cover

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust


Reports to: Director of Nature Recovery
Salary: £40,000 to £42,000
Contract/Hours: Full time 37.5 hrs per week
Based at: Elm Tree Court with some home working

We are seeking a passionate, dynamic individual to lead our Water Team, working across the
Hampshire Avon, Bristol Avon and Thames catchments. You will manage a budget of £1.1m and team
of six project managers and officers to develop and deliver a diverse programme of freshwater
habitat restoration and creation projects. This will continue our successful work improving the
ecological health of rivers and wetlands in Wiltshire.

You will work closely with multiple partners and stakeholders across the county and other teams
within WWT. You will need to be confident with project and financial management and be a superb
communicator, with the ability to build a professional rapport with farmers and angling clubs
as well as colleagues in other NGOs and statutory and corporate bodies.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children, young
people and adults at risk. All WWT staff will receive safeguarding training and must ensure
that they comply with WWT’s safeguarding policy.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing an
inclusive and diverse organisation, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be
their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need talented
people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side.

As an employee of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust you will have access to a huge range of benefits and
support, including but not limited to:

  • Employer pension contribution up to 7.5%
  • Group risk insurance – death in service and income protection
  • 27 days annual leave increasing to 30 days in your fifth year of service plus public
    holidays (pro-rata)
  • Staff discount at Dragonfly Cafe
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Head office in town centre with parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (available 24/7, 365 days a year)
  • Two staff wellbeing days per annum

A full job description and application pack is available to download from our website.

If after reading the job description you would like to discuss this opportunity informally,
please contact Alice Eley (Head of Freshwater) on 07872 117386 or [email protected].

Closing Date: 9am on 19th June 2024

PLEASE NOTE: if interest is significant we reserve the option to close the vacancy early and
conduct interviews on an as required basis. Should the vacancy remain open until the stated
deadline then interviews will be held on 1st and 2nd July 2024.

Please submit your application to [email protected]

(Please note we are only able to accept applications via our application form and when
completing the form please ensure you use the ‘supporting statement’ section to evidence how
you believe you meet the essential and desirable criteria detailed in the Job Description. This
information will be used in our short-listing process).

As a charity Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Ltd is committed to saving costs. Therefore, if you
have not received an invitation to attend an interview within three weeks of the closing date,
you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful.

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