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The Barn Owl Trust

Conserving the Barn Owl and its Environment

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Conservation Assistant/ PA to Head of Conservation.

Job Description:

This is a unique opportunity for someone with an interest in conservation and farmland wildlife, to work as part of a small conservation team in a rural location. Based near Ashburton, South Devon. The right person must have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills. The role includes acting as a personal assistant to the Head of Conservation, general office admin tasks, arranging and attending events including visits to primary schools, dealing with a range of enquiries from the public and assisting with a variety of practical conservation jobs. A fantastic post for anyone interested in supporting a dedicated group of conservationists.


Essential requirements:

  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Ability to talk to a large variety of age ranges.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office programmes.
  • On occasion, willing to work outside the usual 9 to 5.
  • Willing to get involved with practical tasks.
  • Good knowledge of countryside issues.

The following would be an advantage:

  • Creative writing skills.
  • Experience with design programmes.
  • A background in conservation/ecology/environmental education.
  • Experience with WordPress.
  • Experience of using social media such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Current Brushcutter certificate.
  • Fundraising experience.

Salary £14, 324

All applications must be received by midday on Tuesday 6th May 2014

Interviews to be held w/c 12th May 2014

To apply please send a hand-written letter detailing why you would like to be considered for the role, the practicality of your relocation (if necessary) your CV and an A5 SAE to:

Conservation Assistant/PA post. Barn Owl Trust. Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon. TQ13 7HU



Trust vacancies are sometimes advertised through www.environmentjob.co.uk

The Barn Owl Trust is dedicated to conservation & education and does not operate a visitor centre.
Barn Owl Trust staff and volunteers
Waterleat, Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7HU
+44 (0) 1364 653026