Guardians of the Deep Volunteer Trainee

Kent Wildlife Trust

Maidstone, Kent

Volunteer • Part Time 01622 662012 Dot Hughes

Sectors: marine conservation, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 26th January 2018  

Are you looking for experience in the environment sector? We are looking for someone to help us in the delivery of an exciting new marine awareness-raising project, whilst gaining experience in our Conservation, Policy & Evidence team. This is an unpaid voluntary role however, travel expenses and a tailored training programme will be provided. 

The Guardians of the Deep project will involve local people in the protection and monitoring of Kent's coastal wildlife, and get young people excited about marine wildlife through a variety of practical learning opportunities at coastal sites around the county. Kent Wildlife Trust has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a range of activities with schools, community groups and individuals. Your role will be to support the Project Manager and Project Officers in the delivery of this programme of activities.

As a Volunteer Trainee you will gain experience in intertidal surveys, community engagement, coastal environmental education and marine habitat and species identification.

You: the ability to engage and enthuse people of all ages and from all backgrounds is a vital part of the role and the successful role holder will have excellent communication skills. If you feel you have the enthusiasm and capacities to meet the challenge of this role, we would be very interested to hear from you. The role will be based at Tyland Barn, Maidstone, Kent. 

For a job pack please visit our website: or contact  Dot Hughes on 01622 662012, email

KWT has a positive approach to equality and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

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