As we move from summer into Autumn, here on the Exe estuary we’ve just begun to welcome our returning wildfowl that will spend the next six months with us. The first wigeon and teal are already present on the reserve and we have begun raising water levels around the marshes to provide them with ideal habitat for the duration of their stay. However, it’s not just wildlife that we’ll be welcoming as we’re also looking forward to welcoming a new Residential Volunteer – what we’d like to know is, will this be you? 


We are looking for someone to join our high performing and dynamic Exe Estuary reserves team. Like our wildfowl, we’d like this to be full time, over the next six months and will provide opportunity to work on a suite of sites and habitats. So while the ducks and waders of the Exe Estuary form the backdrop to our work, the cliffs, woods and farmland of our Labrador Bay and North Devon reserves also offer the chance to gain experience of a variety of stunning Devon habitats. You will play a key role delivering the management which keeps these reserves as a top home for nature and as well as practical experience, we offer bespoke training to ensure that individuals are in the best position to take up full time employment within the conservation industry.  Including practical habitat management and survey work, project management, leadership skills and more - if you are looking for a career in conservation this is a fantastic place to start and to be supported. We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic and positive with the aptitude to work as part of a team and has a keen interest in wildlife & conservation. The ability to work outside in all weathers is important as work can sometimes be physically demanding. Minimum age requirement is 18, accommodation is provided and while a driving licence is preferable, it is not essential.


For further information contact Aaron Boughtflower by email to: