Long Term Volunteer x2 (Cockington Country Park)

Torbay Coast & Countryside Trust

Paignton, Torbay, Devon

Volunteer • Full or Part Time

www.countryside-trust.org.uk greenheart@countryside-trust.org.uk 01803520022 Hannah Worthington

Sectors: environmental education, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 31st October 2018  


Want to help make a difference to one of Torbay’s special historic green spaces?

Looking to gain the vital skills and experience to fast track you into a career in the environmental sector?

Looking for a volunteering experience that includes the visitor engagement and educational elements many employers in the countryside sector look for?

Then look no further!

We are seeking 2 enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers aged 18+ to support in the delivery of the visitor engagement side of the Trust’s exciting Green Heart Project in Cockington Country Park.

This volunteer role offers the chance to gain skills and experience in areas such as:

  • Developing & delivering environmental & heritage education
  • Volunteer recruitment & management
  • Event development, delivery & management
  • Event marketing & advertising
  • Practical conservation & park maintenance
  • Ecological & surveying skills
  • First aid & experience in health & safety

Our volunteer placements allow individuals to get valuable hands on experience, training and support from our experienced Education and Estate teams. The Trust has an excellent reputation with 90% of individuals who have volunteered on long-term basis securing jobs in the environmental or education sector after their placement.

Volunteers are provided with free accommodation on site at Cockington Country Park; (this consists of en-suite rooms in the newly refurbished Gamekeeper’s Cottage, with communal areas shared with other volunteers).

The Trust will provide training relevant to the role, delivered by in-house and external training providers.

We are looking for people who could volunteer for around 30 - 37 hours per week over 4/5 days, with a degree of flexibility; this may include occasional evenings and weekends. Ideally you would be able to volunteer with us for a minimum of 6 months. We consider those who can volunteer on a part-time basis, please contact us to discuss.

If you are interested in volunteering for this role please complete and return a volunteer registration form to greenheart@countryside-trust.org.uk We will then contact you for an informal chat. If suitable, we would then arrange a date for you to spend a day with us to see if this placement is for you.

Successful applicants will be subject to a DBS check.

Please note that these are volunteer positions. They do not constitute employment and no employment contract or related rights will arise out of any appointment to these positions.


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