Volunteer Ecologist

Devon Wildlife Trust

Exeter, Devon

Volunteer • Full Time

www.devonwildlifetrust.org lwilliams@devonwildlifetrust.org 01392 455930 Li-Li Williams

Sectors: ecology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 16th March 2018  

Devon Wildlife Consultants (DWC) is a professional ecological consultancy with all profits gift-aided to support the work of Devon Wildlife Trust. This volunteer role is ideal for individuals who would like to gain experience in a career in ecological consultancy and they will assist in delivering all aspects of commercial consultancy work.

We are looking for someone who is highly enthusiastic about a career in ecological consultancy and is willing to learn. Volunteers with some relevant experience (e.g. an ecology-related degree, some plant identification skills) would be able to get the most from the role, but this is not essential.

Volunteering with DWC provides an excellent grounding for a career in ecological consultancy. You will gain valuable experience in how a commercial consultancy operates, including an insight into the process of ecological work from compiling initial quotes, preparing and carrying out field work, analysing data and producing reports. You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge of standard wildlife survey techniques, botanical identification, protected species identification, habitat management, mitigation, wildlife legislation and site and work place health and safety.

If this is of interest, please provide a CV and covering email to Mrs Li-Li Williams, Senior Ecologist lwilliams@devonwildlifetrust.org by 16th March 2018. Successful applicants will be invited to interview on 27th March 2018.

The placement is offered from approximately mid-April 2018 to mid-October 2018 to encompass the main ecological survey season; specific dates for placement will be discussed upon appointment.

For further information and a full role description, please visit our website: www.devonwildlifetrust.org/volunteer/opportunities

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