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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust is a growing charity committed to achieving our vision of a Wilder Derbyshire, to learn more about how we are run and our wilder vision for the future follow this link.
We've been protecting wildlife and wild spaces in Derbyshire since 1962. Today, the political environment has changed but we are still fighting for wildlife and wild spaces.
Our core purpose is to lead Nature’s Recovery. We will be increasingly bold and imaginative but we cannot do this by ourselves. We strongly believe everyone has a role to play in Nature’s Recovery.
We work together with communities, local authorities, businesses, landowners and organisations, supporting them to play their part in Nature’s Recovery. As more people connect with wildlife we will build a growing movement
We have a variety of roles from practical conservation, people engagement, marketing, retail and more. If none of our roles are currently suitable, check out our volunteering roles and see how else you can be part of the Trust whilst helping Derbyshire's wildlife.
For more conservation and wildlife jobs see environmentjob.co.uk
We are proud to be a living wage employer as we believe a hard day’s work deserves a fair day's pay
Our work is underpinned by our four core Values.
We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and believe that everyone should have access to nature. We strongly value individual differences and identities and we actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures.
Find out more about our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion here.
"Hello my name is Dave and I am the Regional Manager for the Dark and White Peak. My role is to oversee the Trust’s activities in the region, and to build a Nature Recovery Network so wildlife can thrive. I work with a team of 4 staff to do this, not only on our Nature reserves but also across the landscape.
I love working for Derbyshire Wildlife Trust because it is an ambitious organisation, and we are not afraid to try new things, and we aim to conserve all wildlife from ground beetles to Osprey. I am really excited to be working on our Wild Peak program which will look to deliver landscape scale rewilding projects across the 5 counties of the Dark Peak.”
"My name is Kirsty and I am a Wellbeing Officer at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. I have the wonderful job of encouraging people to get outdoors and make their first connections with nature in order to help their health and wellbeing. I work to show that nature is for everyone, including for those who live in the city.
I am really excited by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust’s commitment to showcasing how being out in nature can support people’s mental and physical health, as well as their plans to create more opportunities to engage with nature right in the heart of the city. ‘Nature’ is no longer something out there in ‘the wild’, instead we’re now bringing it right up to people’s doorsteps and I’m thrilled to be a part of it all. ”
"Hi, my name is Charlie, and I am the Biodiversity Data and Records Trainee for the Derbyshire Biological Records Centre, which is managed by the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. As part of my role I collate, validate and prepare species records for upload to the database, respond to data enquiries, and help with other day-to-day aspects of running a records centre.
My role allows me to play a part in protecting many different species by improving the quality of the data we hold on them, as well as increasing people’s access to it. As a trainee I am also given many opportunities to get involved in the inspiring work that different people do around the Trust, opening my eyes to the many ways in which the DWT make a difference throughout Derbyshire.”
"Hello, my name is Harry. I am a Living Landscape Support Officer funded through the Government’s Kickstart Scheme. At Derbyshire Wildlife Trust my role involves assisting the living landscape officers in managing and maintaining reserves and assisting volunteer groups in achieving the work they are set. I also have had the freedom to work with the livestock team, surveyors and people engagement team who workshop for the public. This role is perfect for fresh faces in the conservation sector such as myself as I continue to learn so much about the many aspects of the Trust’s work whilst under the guidance of a line manager. It has given me experience in disciplines I want to know more about as well as those that hadn’t crossed my mind but are crucial in understanding nature conservation and unexpectedly fascinating.
Once my placement is complete, I will be in a position where breaking into nature conservation full time will be a far more realistic goal as I will have a good base of relevant experience, contacts in the industry and formal training from the Field Studies Council to bolster my CV.”