Cumbria Conservation Undergraduate Student Placement Opportunity - North Cumbria

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Gosling Sike, Houghton, nr Carlisle

Volunteer • Full or Part Time 01539 816300

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 5th March 2018  

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is the only voluntary organisation devoted solely to the conservation of the wildlife and wild places of Cumbria.

We are offering an exciting opportunity to undergraduate students reading an ecology, wildlife or conservation related degree, to spend a sandwich placement with Cumbria Wildlife Trust, based at our Carlisle office and focusing on our north Cumbrian reserves, primarily at Eycott Hill.

This volunteer placement will give you the unique opportunity to develop conservation skills and knowledge across many of the Trust’s reserves.

Although the precise details of the placement will vary, the successful student will work across our nature reserves and will be involved in field work, including practical estate works, monitoring habitats and/or species, working with volunteers and the public, and data analysis.

There will also be opportunities in community engagement and training as well as other aspects of work the Trust is involved with, such as the Red Squirrels Northern England project.

Due to the nature of the work a full driving licence and your own transport are essential. We will provide a varied programme of training and travel expenses. This sandwich placement will begin in early June 2018.

It is expected that the student will work four days per week and remain in post for at least nine months to enable them to fulfil the requirements of their degree. There is currently a placement bursary of £5000 available to the successful student.

For further details, including how to apply, visit or call 01539 816300.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 Noon on Monday 5 March 2018.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

For further information regarding the placement please contact Kevin Scott, Northern Reserves Officer by email or phone on 01228 829570

Please note that all sandwich placements need to be filled by individuals on a recognised sandwich programme or equivalent, while the individuals are enrolled at a university, working towards their undergraduate degree.

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