Trainee Reserve Officer x2

Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust

Oakham, Rutland

Volunteer • Part Time

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 24th June 2024   5 days left

This exciting volunteer post will give you vital experience at one of the UK’s best nature reserves.

Based at Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s purpose-built Volunteer Training Centre you will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the nature reserve and habitat management with opportunities to get involved with wildlife recording and monitoring and community engagement.

This is a very practical volunteer placement role and will be suitable for someone who is looking to start a career in conservation as a nature reserve warden or in a similar role. As part of your training you will gain certificates in the use of chainsaws, tree safety inspection and first aid; and you will be trained in hedge-laying, dry stone walling, brushcutter, tractor driving and much more.

The placement is based on four days per week for one year (Monday-Thursday), beginning on Monday 5th August 2024. We would expect you to commit yourself to this placement for the duration of the twelve months. Uniform and personal protective equipment will be provided.

A living allowance of £428 per month will be paid and temporary accommodation is available at out Volunteer Training Centre.

If you are interested in applying for this post please read and fill in the application form on our website. CVs will not be accepted. Please email your completed application form to [email protected]

Completed applications must be received by midnight Monday 24th June 2024, any received after this time and date will not be considered. Candidates who are successful after the first sift will be contacted and invited to interview.

Interviews will be held at Rutland Water Nature Reserve on Tuesday 9th July 2024.

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