South West Lakes Trust is the largest combined conservation and recreation charity in the south-west. We employ a core team of around 50 people that work year round to deliver our work across the region. The current roles we are recruiting for include the following:

Vacancies for Wheal Martyn Trust can be found here


Activity Team




Support Services



Encouraging active lifestyles at Wimbleball Lake

Luke Hoather – Acting Centre Manager

Since joining the Wimbleball team two years ago I have really focused on getting more people active on Exmoor by making our activities more accessible. As acting centre manager at Wimbleball I have been working with numerous outdoor adventure and sporting organisations in the local area to get people of all ages and backgrounds enjoying the great outdoors. The National Citizenship Scheme has been a huge success in getting young people from the local area outdoors and enjoying the natural elements. Our team has supported Channel Adventure’s delivery of the Rural Somerset Youth Project, reaching nearly 500 young people – from kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, high-ropes and archery being delivered on-site, to coasteering and surfing at Lynmouth and Minehead – we have co-delivered unforgettable experiences for these young people.

We have also been working with Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership, in association with Sport England, to target inactive people and try to encourage them to get outside and involved in sport. We have secured funding to make sport more accessible and to give young people the opportunity to learn new skills without the burden of financial commitments. Once they have tasted a new sport it is our goal to keep them interested and engaged by offering a variety of affordable pathways for continued participation.

I love what I do and working for the Trust has helped me to really appreciate what’s important in life… health, wellbeing and fun!

Our Purpose

To protect special places for people and wildlife

The Burrator Historic and Natural Environment project has far exceeded all its targeted outputs, engaging more people with the countryside, often for the first time.