Conservation Assistant (Volunteer)

Natural England

Bovey Tracey, Devon

Volunteer • Full Time 01626832330 Linda C Corkerton

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology, environmental education

Closing date: Monday, 08 January 2018

Conservation Assistant (Volunteer)

Based at East Dartmoor National Nature Reserve, Bovey Tracey, Devon


Hosted by Natural England, the Conservation Assistant role is a year-long structured training programme for 4 graduate volunteers to consolidate skills and knowledge in applied conservation management. This is a central component and delivery method of the Moor than meets the eye scheme, with Volunteer Conservation Assistants spending equal time at East Dartmoor NNR and with MTMTE project partners on the eastern side of Dartmoor National Park.

Experience will be gained in practical habitat and countryside management, biological and archaeology surveying and monitoring as well as public events and engagement with local community groups, schools and universities. Each person will be supported by a travel and subsistence allowance as well as an individually tailored package of training.

Who is the opportunity for?

The volunteer Conservation Assistant role is suitable for recent graduates wishing to develop applied and practical conservation skills in order to gain employment in the nature conservation. We are looking for candidates with a Degree or equivalent qualification in an environmental subject and a demonstrable, keen interest in pursuing a career in the sector. A full, clean driving licence is essential.

For further details and a candidate pack, please go to the Volunteer section of the Natural England home page or contact 01626 832330

Key Dates:

Application Deadline: Monday 8 January 2018 9.00 am

Informal Interviews: Thursday 18 January 2018

Proposed Start Date: Monday 5 March 2018

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