Environment & Nature Trainee x10


Greater Manchester, Leeds, Belfast or York
£18,018 pa

Paid • Full Time • Temporary

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, environmental education

Closing date: Thursday, 1st September 2022  

The Conservation Volunteers – The Community Volunteering Charity

Every day TCV works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and outdoor places.

About the role:

Are you passionate about the environment and your community? Fancy joining a great team making a real difference to people and our planet? Through hands-on work experience and training we are offering 10 traineeships in different TCV locations to help you to develop the skills and confidence to start a career in the green economy. You will be able to:

  • Learn how to care for nature across a range of habitats from urban parks and community greenspaces to rural landscapes.
  • Create positive change in your community through environmental projects, nature engagement sessions with adults and children, get the word out with our social media and attend community events.
  • Work with loads of local environmental and community organisations, bringing together volunteers from different backgrounds to care for their environment and community.

This is a trainee scheme, so we are not expecting you to know everything before you start! What we are looking for is enthusiasm and commitment to making a difference to the environment and our community. TCV is committed to diversifying our staff team and reflecting the communities in which we work - we are an accredited Mindful, Disability Confident and Living Wage employer and happy to discuss reasonable adjustments, and flexible working to support care commitments, community events or religious festivals. This scheme is open to everyone aged 18-24 years, including young people who have less than 1 year's full time work experience, or who have not studied beyond A Level, or who are on Universal Credit, Income Support, Job Seekers or Child Benefit. Please note however, the nature of the funding for these roles means you must not be 25 years old before the 31st July 2023.

* This post is may be subject to an enhanced CRC check/a CRC check.

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.

For over 60 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.

For further information and to apply, please visit www.tcv.org.uk or call 01302 388878.

Closing date for completed applications: 9am Thursday 1st September 2022

Interview date: 12th September 2022 at: Belfast, Greater Manchester, Leeds or York (as appropriate)

Return completed application form to [email protected]