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Communications Assistant


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Are you passionate about wildlife and want to use your excellent writing and digital skills to tell fantastic stories about conservation and to share your enthusiasm with others?

Devon Wildlife Trust (DWT) is Devon s leading wildlife conservation charity, with over 37,000 members, over 300 active volunteers, 100 staff and 60 nature reserves. We are one of the larger locally based organisations that collectively make up The Wildlife Trusts. DWT has pioneered the reintroduction of beavers in England and the restoration of internationally rare habitats like Culm Grassland.

We are looking for an enthusiastic nature champion, who combines creativity and strong writing and digital skills with a highly organised approach to their work. The successful candidate will join DWT s Communications team, providing engaging content for our website, e-newsletters and social media channels and general support for Trust marketing and communications activities. You would be responsible for keeping our website up to date, creating content, including video, for social media posts, delivering online events, co-ordinating responses to enquiries including press and supporting volunteers to respond to enquiries through our help desk.

The ideal candidate will have some experience in a similar communications role (via work or volunteering experience) and demonstrable ability to create engaging content. They will be happy working in an environment that often requires quick responses and changing priorities. They will be passionate about Devon s wildlife and will be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

In return for your hard work and dedication you ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
Agile working arrangements including home working
Flexitime system
Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
Death in Service cover
Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
Cycle to work scheme
Training and development opportunities

This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 12 months contractually based at Cricklepit Mill.

Interviews are being held on Thursday 25 August.

We welcome candidates of all backgrounds and abilities who meet the essential criteria for this role. We are an inclusive organisation that is seeking to involve more diverse audiences in our work.

DWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.

Registered Charity Number no 213224

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