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    • Essex Wildlife Trust, Joan Elliot Visitor Centre, Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, Essex, United Kingdom, CO5 7RZ
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About Essex Wildlife Trust

Essex Wildlife Trust are a conservation charity which aim to protect wildlife and inspire a lifelong love for nature.

Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) started as a volunteer led organisation. It has grown from that to a place where they now employee around 200 people. Whatever role they have in the organisation, people generally work there because they are passionate about protecting and conserving wildlife across the county and so everyone that works for EWT are all united by a passion for the environment and nature.

This means that there is a very positive feel about the place. Everyone wants to do their best because they want the best outcomes for nature. There are a diverse group of disciplines throughout the organisation from ecologists, to financiers, to retail specialists, to fundraisers to H&S specialists to rangers on wildlife sites. A great mix of people all in place specifically to support one another. The charity aims to work informally yet highly professionally to achieve the best outcomes for nature in a happy and fulfilling work environment.

What is it like to work for Essex Wildlife Trust

My Manager
My Manager
EWT implemented management training a recently, and they have ongoing resources and learning to support people with this including refreshers and short skills courses. 
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
EWT provide e-learning, external coaching and support for non-work related training to help employees develop new skills. 
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My Company
EWT run induction days every two months with Senior Managers running the day. Some Senior Managers do a presentation, some do walks and some do a mixture of the two. Senior Managers have lunch with the new employees to get to know them a bit and more informal environment.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

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  • Development

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    28% / 72%

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