Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) North & South Buckinghamshire

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)

Near Bicester, Oxfordshire / College Lake, near Tring

Volunteer • Part Time

www.bbowt.org.uk

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Friday, 7th June 2019  


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 three volunteer Wildlife Trainees to join our teams, delivering a programme of works across Buckinghamshire reserves. During these placements you will increase your experience, practical skills and knowledge, with the aim of helping you to progress towards a paid role in conservation.

As a Trainee you will 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. You will take part in a varied training programme, tailored to your role (including outdoor first aid certification and, for those electing to commit to 12 months, NPTC Chainsaw). You will have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Limited travel expenses are also available.

North Buckinghamshire

Based out of Meadow Farm (OX25 1TW), you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team delivering a programme of works across our North Bucks reserves, which include Finemere and Whitecross Green Woods and the Upper River Ray Living Landscape. These reserves form a stronghold of nature in an area under increasing development pressure, and host a range of species including rare wading birds, butterflies, ancient woodland indicator plants and small mammals. In this post you will learn about and complete tasks for the practical management of woodland, species rich hay meadows and hedgerows, as well as wetland and lake sites. You will also improve your species ID skills, and develop your professional network and leadership skills.

South Buckinghamshire x2

Based out of College Lake, near Tring, you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team delivering conservation across our South Buckinghamshire reserves, which include beautiful woodland at Dancersend, wetland at Weston Turville Reservoir and chalk grassland at Yoesden. You will learn about the practical management of these habitats and how this benefits the rich diversity of species they host; including rare orchids, wildflowers, butterflies and birds. In addition to improving your skills in practical conservation and species identification, you will also gain experience leading volunteer groups, and have the opportunity to learn about conservation grazing techniques and the management of Trust livestock.

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 an application form and more information please visit our website. CVs will not be accepted.

Closing date: Friday 7th June, 9am.

There will be a short interview at Meadow Farm, Near Bicester.

Start date: Mid to late July.


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