Practical Wilder Landscape Assistant

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Do you thrive being outdoors, working on practical habitat management? Could you excel working with a highly motivated team maintaining a range of habitat types such as woodland, meadow, hedgerow, ponds and wetlands? Our Wilder Landscape Delivery Assistant role could be perfect for you.

We’re passionate about rewilding and nature’s recovery and we’re looking for a Wilder Landscape Delivery Assistant who shares our vison to help us make it happen.

We’re looking for a someone to support in the delivery of practical land management contracts across a range of sites including our own estate and land owned by others to support our goal of 33% of Derbyshire managed for nature by 2030.

To be successful you will own the practical skills and knowledge to deliver projects to a high standard. You will be passionate about the environment and conservation. You will possess the motivation to learn and develop in your role.


In this role, you will:

  • Support the Rewilding Delivery Officer in delivering practical contracts on site.
  • Work outdoors in diverse environments to complete a range of practical land management and maintenance tasks.
  • Competently use a range of machinery and equipment to assist you in carrying out these tasks.
  • Act as an ambassador for the Trust demonstrating a high level of professionalism through positive interactions with a variety of stakeholders including members of the public
  • Ensure compliance with all health and safety policies and procedures.

About you

This role might be right for you if:

  • Have previous experience working in outdoor environments and carrying out practical land and estate management works.
  • You are passionate about rewilding and are committed to delivering more space for nature;
  • Are able to carry out strenuous work on difficult terrain.
  • You wish to work according to the values of DWT.
  • You are able to work both independently and as part of a team.

We are happy to talk flexible working!

This role will be based at our office in Middleton however due to the nature of the job you will also be working on a range of sites across Derbyshire. A balance of home and office working will be allowed. We are a local charity so applicants should be easily able to access our office and other locations around the county.

The role is advertised as full time 37 hours per week but we would be willing to discuss part time working with a minimum of 30 hours per week for the right candidate.

We are planning to run interviews over two dates on 6th October and 12th October. Candidates will be invited to one of these dates.

For more information please refer to the job description and key terms attached. If you have any questions about the role which are not answered in the attached documents, or require adjustments to the application process, please either email or call 01773 881188.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust

We’re a small charity, with big ideas! We believe that everyone has their part to play in Nature’s recovery. We are the only organisation in Derbyshire working to protect and enhance wildlife and wild places throughout the county but through our work with businesses, other conservation charities, and the public we are mobilising others across the county and the rest of the UK to act for wildlife. As are a registered Charity, we are supported by 16,000 members and are part of a movement of 46 Trusts with a collective membership of over 800,000.

Our purpose is to achieve our vision of a Wilder Derbyshire by creating Nature Recovery Networks and reintroducing lost species. We aim to deliver our vision by leading Nature’s Recovery, inspiring people and communities to care and mobilising people to act. All our work is underpinned by our values.

Our Charity is growing, we currently employ 80 people and, crucially, we are supported by over 500 volunteers. We have three delivery teams; Wilder Landscapes, Wilder Communities and Income Generation, supported by the Finance and Resources team. Each team has a Department Lead who reports to the Chief Executive who is responsible for the operations of the Trust and who, in turn, reports to the Board of Trustees which governs the organisation.

We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe that everyone should have access to nature. We expect people to work harmoniously with each other and with volunteers, and to provide help and guidance to others when needed. As a small charity, our employees need to be willing to be flexible about working arrangements and willing to provide occasional cover for absent staff. We want people to develop professionally and personally while working with us and employees are encouraged to participate in the range of opportunities available to enable this.

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is an equal opportunities employer that strives to be a diverse and inclusive environment in which everyone is valued. We welcome applications from eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

We recognise that our workforce needs to represent the communities and people we work with. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups within Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the wider charity and conservation sector, such as people from Black and Ethnic Minority backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTQ+.

We are proudly a Disability Confident Commitment employer. The scheme is helping us recruit and retain great people to meet our workforce needs. As a member of the scheme we interview anyone with a disability whose application meets the essential criteria for the role. You can request this and adjustments including accessible formats of this vacancy by emailing”