Conservation Lead – South Wiltshire

Conservation Lead – South Wiltshire

Closing date:
Salary: £28,500
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Langford Lakes,

Steeple Langford
Duck Street,
Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 4NH
We are looking for a Conservation Lead to oversee the management of a portfolio of sites in South Wiltshire!

Contact details

If after reading the job description you would like to discuss this opportunity informally, please contact Samantha Stork, Director of Conservation and Land Management on 07850 796 633 or email   

Job reference: Conservation Lead

Reports to: Director of Conservation and Land Management

Salary: £28,500

Contract: Permanent Full Time

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (Mon– Sun) with a requirement for occasional weekend and evening work

Based at: Langford Lakes Nature Reserve, with office space at Elm Tree Court, Devizes and opportunity for some home working. This role will cover a portfolio of nature reserves and will require regular travel to sites in central and south Wiltshire, occasional travel to sites in the north Wiltshire and Swindon.       

This is an opportunity to play a leading role in the management of some of our most spectacular nature reserves. You will be part of a small team overseeing a portfolio of sites in south Wiltshire, including chalk downland, wetland and woodland. The Conservation Lead is responsible for the management plans and ensuring that our land management decisions are driven by evidence and achieve positive outcomes for nature’s recovery.

You will plan and deliver an annual programme of surveys and monitoring, working with volunteers and specialists. You will be the eyes on the ground, using your knowledge of species and habitats to monitor the impacts of our management operations and advising on changes to management, work programmes or grazing regimes. You will also have the opportunity to develop and lead specific projects on our nature reserves and work with neighbouring landowners and partner organisations.

You will be joining a dynamic team within a charity committed to nature’s recovery across Wiltshire. WWT delivers high profile, nationally important work, from nature recovery projects through to adult wellbeing and youth education.

We are looking for a candidate who is organised and motivated with a depth of ecological knowledge. You will need to have the ability and confidence to work independently using your own initiative but also work effectively as part of a larger team and support your Director.

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.  Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is an exemplary employer with high staff satisfaction and multiple benefits for employees. These benefits include:

  • 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
  • Staff discount at Dragonfly Cafe
  • Head office in town centre with parking
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Two staff wellbeing days per annum

A full job description and application pack is available to download below.

Closing Date: 9am on Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 30th July at Langford Lakes, SP3 4NH

Please submit your application to

(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.