Wildlife Trainee: Conservation (South Buckinghamshire)

Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

Tring, Buckinghamshire

Volunteer • Part Time


Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 23rd November 2018   6 days left

If you want to work in the environmental sector but lack the experience to land your first job, a Trainee position with BBOWT may be just what you need. We are looking to recruit two volunteer Wildlife Trainees to join our teams delivering a programme of works across Buckinghamshire reserves. During these 6 month placements you will increase your experience, practical skills and knowledge, with the aim of helping you to progress towards a paid role in conservation.

The Wildlife Trainee role offers the opportunity to gain employer-valued practical experience of conservation techniques, ranging from scrub clearance and vegetation management to maintenance of site infrastructure and helping to manage our livestock. Based at our outstanding nature reserve and visitor centre at College Lake, near Tring, you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team delivering a programme of works across our South Buckinghamshire reserves, which include Dancersend, Homefield Wood, Weston Turville Reservoir, and Yoesden. You will take part in a varied training programme, tailored to your role (including first aid certification) and have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement.

Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation, a good level of physical fitness, and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers. Relevant volunteering experience is desirable. For more information about the role please visit our website.

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