Meadow Makers Trainees

Plantlife International

Six locations across England
National Living Wage (£8.91/hour)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Sunday, 7th March 2021  

Location – Home based for the three Plantlife trainees, mix of home and office based for partner employed trainees (COVID permitting)


Plantlife and its project partners are seeking six enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals with a strong interest in conservation to become Trainee Meadow Makers and take part in a fully funded trainee programme. We are particularly interested in hearing from young people keen to develop a career in conservation.

Six full-time, fully paid (based on the National Living Wage) career entry positions are available. Each position is for six months, from April to September and will be hosted by Plantlife (x3), Cumbria Wildlife Trust, High Weald AONB Partnership and Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust. You will work in areas including Herefordshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Devon & Cornwall and East Sussex 

In all cases Trainee Meadow Makers will work alongside expert grasslands project staff to support the delivery of all aspects of the Meadow Makers project. Each provider will offer a wide range of opportunities for you combining work-place learning and experience, practical action (including conservation and people engagement), peer to peer learning and the completion of a training framework. There will be an opportunity to focus training to reflect the interest of individual trainees, supported by a personal training budget.

The Meadow Makers project is taking place thanks to funding from the government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund. The fund is being delivered by The National Lottery Heritage Fund in partnership with Natural England and the Environment Agency.

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