Wildlife Trainee (Education), West Berkshire

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

Thatcham, West Berkshire

Volunteer • Part Time


Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 25th January 2018   4 days left

The Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT) is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing 90 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.

We would like to recruit an enthusiastic person to join the team at our education centre in West Berkshire. If you have a keen interest in environmental education and would like a career in this area, this could be the perfect way to gain experience. Previous trainees have had a high rate of success finding employment and have found the traineeship instrumental in helping them begin their career in this field.

Based at our popular visitor centre, the Nature Discovery Centre, near Newbury, you will get the chance to be involved with our varied and exciting range of educational programmes. This will include assisting with and leading school group activities, both at the centre and offsite, planning and delivering events for families and developing resources.

This post offers a great opportunity for you to develop your skills in the environmental education field, build experience in leading educational activities with children in an outdoor setting, and inspire the next generation on our beautiful nature reserve.

Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education and conservation, want to work with children and enjoy interacting with people of all ages. Relevant volunteering experience is desirable.

A commitment of 2-3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Preferred placement months, initially, are March – August. 8am - 4pm (with flexibility).

There will be a short interview at the Nature Discovery Centre, Thatcham, West Berkshire. 

Start date: March 2018.

CVs will not be accepted. For more information please visit our Traineeships page.

Please mention environmentjob.co.uk when responding to this ad.