Biodiversity Officer

As a member of the South West Lakes Trust team, you will improve and protect the natural environment around our reservoirs, specifically at Burrator. You will ensure we are taking the right steps to preserve our habitats, landscapes and species.

You will achieve this by undertaking a full eco-hydrological appraisal of the Burrator reservoir catchment (2240 hectares), culminating in a report, the recommendations and management actions that will guide the management of the catchment in the future.

You will consider options to create new, manage to a new state or enhance existing habitats such as peatland restoration opportunities, wetland management or creation, woodland diversification and new scrub and woodland creation, moorland re-wilding etc.

You will develop costed habitat management plans that support and develop eco-hydrological functioning of present NERC habitat and associated species as well as the creation of new habitat and species opportunities whilst working with natural processes to achieve multiple benefits where appropriate.  

Please read the full job description, complete our application form and return to [email protected].

Closing date: 19th February 2020

Interviews: 26th and 27th February 2020

Start date: 1st April 2020

Countryside Warden Roles

If you love the outdoors and enjoy hands-on working environments then you may be who we are looking for!

The current vacancies include:

We offer competitive rates of pay, a fantastic working environment and excellent personal development prospects.

To learn more, please view our current job descriptions by clicking on the links above and complete the application form to apply.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: midnight 1st March 2020

Interviews: week beginning 9th March 2020

Manager, Siblyback Lake

“We believe engaging with the natural environment enables people to grow.”

If you can facilitate that engagement, enable that growth, build a community and deliver a fantastic visitor experience, then this job could be for you.

To find out more, read the full job description and apply by completing the application form

Closing date: midnight 1st March 2020

Interviews: week beginning 9th March 2020

Join our Activities Team in 2020!

We are now recruiting for Activity Instructors, Leisure Assistants and Receptionists for the 2020 season at the following sites:

Roadford Lake, Devon

Wimbleball Lake, Exmoor

Stithians Lake, Cornwall

If you have a passion for the outdoors or watersports and enjoy teaching and helping others then we would like to hear from you!

We have a number of exciting opportunities available across our activity centres. During our summer season we deliver activities such as archery, paddle boarding, kayaking, high ropes and windsurfing.

We pride ourselves in delivering the highest standard of customer service so excellent communication skills are certainly advantageous.

Our Activity Centres can offer flexible working hours and provide a fantastic working environment whilst allowing you to develop your knowledge and experience.

To find out more, please view the job descriptions below and complete our application form. Please email this with your CV to [email protected].

Activity Instructor Job Description

Leisure Assistant Job Description

We look forward to hearing from you!

To register your interest in joining our team, please click here.


For the first time South West Lakes Trust and the National Citizen Service have partnered to deliver some very exciting educational programmes for young people in the South West.

We are currently recruiting our core programme delivery team and are looking for people who are passionate about helping young people develop and grow, all whilst having fun!

If you are a natural communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, someone who loves to help others, and have the ability to guide and mentor, we would love to hear from you!

We have a variety of different contract lengths and offer a competitive salary. Ready to learn more?

Please view our job descriptions below and complete the application form. Once complete, please send to [email protected]

Wave Team Leader

Team Leader

Assistant Team Leader



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