Volunteer & Community Ecology Officer

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Closing date: Sunday 14 April 2024
Salary: £25,000
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall , TR4 9DJ
We are looking for an organised, conscientious, and friendly individual to lead on the delivery of the Mid-Cornwall Moors recovery project’s community and volunteer engagement activities.

Want to be part of Cornwall’s wilder future?

This is a cross-organisation nature recovery project which will create, restore, and connect Mid-Cornwall Moor habitats (including connecting farmland), increasing species abundance and working with schools and communities in the area to get more people connected with and taking action for nature.

This role will work collaboratively with local groups and organisation's in the project area to:

  • Engage local children and young people with their natural environment to increase their connection with and build their understanding of local nature and wildlife.

  • Recruit, train and manage project volunteers to work on habitat intervention and / or species and habitat surveying.

  • Coordinate the structured monitoring programme across the project using trained volunteers, establishing a structured framework that can continue beyond the project.

This role is fixed term, working 37.5 hours per week. For more information, please download the attached job description.


  • Cornwall Wildlife Trust operates excellent TOIL and flexible working policies.
  • Enhanced company holiday entitlement – starting at 25 days plus bank holidays and rising to a maximum 30 days over a period of time (1 day extra for each year worked after 4 complete years served)
  • All employees have access to the Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 counselling service) and Employee health and wellbeing portal
  • Free onsite parking at Five Acres and King Edward Mine sites
  • Cycle to Work (salary sacrifice) Scheme
  • Stakeholder pension scheme

How to Apply:

Please send your CV and supporting statement outlining your suitability against the person specification to recruitment@cornwallwildlifetrust.org.uk by midnight on Sunday 14 April 2024.

Interviews will be held week commencing 22 April 2024

Start date - May 2024 or asap

We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Equal Opportunities:

We are committed to ensuring transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment and employment. As a progressive charitable organisation, we champion equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristic.

Disability Confident Employer:

At Cornwall Wildlife Trust, we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive workplace that values diversity and champions the unique talents of every individual. As a proud Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to creating an environment where everyone, regardless of ability, can thrive and contribute to our collective success.

As part of our commitment to accessibility, we offer alternative formats for the application process, ensuring that individuals with varying needs can apply with ease. Whether you prefer an alternative application form, Braille, large print, or any other format that suits your requirements, we are here to accommodate you.

Moreover, our interview process is designed to be supportive and considerate. We understand that everyone has different requirements, and we are committed to making reasonable adjustments to ensure a comfortable and accessible interview experience. If you have specific needs or preferences, please let us know in advance, and we will do our utmost to accommodate them.

By choosing to be part of our team, you are joining an organisation that prioritises inclusivity and values the unique contributions of every team member. We celebrate diversity and recognise that our differences make us stronger. Apply now to embark on a journey with us, where your abilities are celebrated, and your individuality is embraced.

  • Volunteer and Community Ecology Officer.Job Description.April 2024.pdf
  • CWT Equality-and-diversity-monitoring-form-template.2023.docx