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We are looking for a Café Supervisor to manage, organise and run efficiently a profitable catering establishment and gift outlet at our Lakeside venue, Roadford Lake. You will maintain standards and hygiene to a degree of excellence, serving food and drinks to a high standard and the retailing of gifts. Maximising sales and cross promotion at every opportunity.

SALARY:            £16,120.00 per annum

DURATION:       Permanent

HOURS:             40 hours per week (including weekends and Bank Holidays)

CLOSING DATE:   Noon 27 June 2016

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We are recruiting for a Natural Environment Officer to plan and implement our Sites of Special Scientific Interest programme on behalf of South West Water.

The post holder will be required to commission relevant surveys, write site specific management plans and plan and organise habitat management with volunteers and contractors. You will also be required to liaise with South West Water, statutory and non-statutory organisations throughout the programme.

With at least two years' experience of employment in nature conservation, as well as an understanding of current nature conservation policy, you will be able to demonstrate excellent project management skills and experience in writing management plans. We require someone who is a good communicator at all levels with an enthusiastic and positive approach to working within a small team and the ability to work under their own initiative.

A vehicle will be available for travel to the sites in Devon and Cornwall.

£22,000 - £25,000 per annum (37 hour week)

Fixed term until March 2017 with potential for annual extensions to March 2020 subject to funding

Based at Roadford Lake, Okehampton, but required to travel to various sites in Devon & Cornwall

Closing date: 5.00 pm Tuesday 28 June 2016 Interviews: Wednesday 6 July 2016

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Required to manage our newly refurbished cafe at Siblyback Lake, near Liskeard. Running a profitable establishment whilst maintaining excellent standards of hygiene and customer service. Producing and serving good quality home-cooked food from local suppliers where possible. 

SALARY: £8.69 per hour including holiday pay

DURATION: June to October 2016

HOURS: Up to 40 hours per week (including weekends and Bank Holidays)

CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2016


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We require Cafe Assistants to help in our busy cafe  at Siblyback Lake. Working with the supervisors to deliver a consistently high standard of customer service, washing dishes, serving and clearing tables.


SALARY: UP to £7.20 per hour plus holiday pay, depending on age and experience.


DURATION: June to October 2016


HOURS: Up to 40 hours per week (including weekends and Bank Holidays)


CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2016


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We require an Assistant Café Supervisor to take responsibility for running the Café and Gift Shop on the supervisor’s days off.  Duties to include the production and service of food and drink to a high standard whilst maintaining levels of hygiene to a degree of excellence, customer service and the retailing of gifts. 

SALARY: £8.29 per hour including holiday pay

DURATION: June to October 2016

HOURS: Up to 40 hours per week (including weekends and Bank Holidays)

CLOSING DATE: 27 June 2016

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Casual Instructors - all sites

We are currently looking for qualified activity instructors (water and land based activities) at all levels to work the 2016 season, ideally holding 2 or more coaching qualifications in sailing, windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking, paddle boarding, high ropes (ERCA), indoor climbing, archery or mountain biking. Training will be provided in other activities, but previous experience in leading raft building, team building, and orienteering or similar will be an advantage.

Contracts vary from full-time, fixed term and six month contracts to flexible 0 - 40 hours per week. All contracts to include some evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

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Cleaner - Wimbleball Lake

We are looking for a part-time cleaner at our centre at Wimbleball Lake, nr Dulverton on Exmoor.

Key responsibilities will be to clean the toilet and shower blocks located at Café and Outdoor and Active Centre at Wimbleball Lake. Maintaining high standard of hygiene and cleanliness throughout the facility.

Salary: £7.20 per hour plus holiday pay

HOURS: From 2 hours per day, 5 days a week, to include some
weekends and bank holidays

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For all the vacancies please download the job description and application form and return to Ernie Shepherd at Head Office or e-mail



Conservation Volunteers

The Trust's conservation team works closely with a dedicated team of Volunteer Conservation Officers (VCO's) and conservation volunteers. Our VCO's take on a particular site and implement our conservation objectives guided by our Conservation Officers.

We are currently looking to recruit VCO's for Fernworthy Reservoir. If you are able to give approximately seven hours a week (or more) and are interested in taking a more responsible role please have a look at the task description to the right of this page.

We're always happy to have new conservation volunteers sign up too, so if you're interested in helping out on a less formal basis please contact Lidn Park 01566 771930 or email




Angling and Fishery Volunteer

Required to join the team at Wimbleball Lake to assist with the efficient and smooth running of the Wimbleball fishery.

Applicants should have a thorough understanding and keen interest in fly fishing, good communication skills and a flexible approach to working within a busy team.

Salary: Incentives and discounts as agreed with Centre Manager 

Hours and Dates are to be agreed with Line Manager

Volunteers Application form to be sent to:

South West Lakes Trust

Lidn Park, Quarry Crescent, Pennygillam Industrial Estate

Launceston, Cornwall

PL15 7PF

Or email:

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