Volunteer Conservation Trainee - Bursary of £111/week plus travel

Durham Wildlife Trust

Witton Le Wear, County Durham

Volunteer • Part Time

durhamwt.com ltedstone@durhamwt.co.uk 01388 488728 Laura Tedstone

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 21st June 2019   2 days left


Volunteer Conservation Traineeship

Low Barns

(Please note that due to the way this post has been funded applicants should be between 18-25yrs old only.)

Post Title: Volunteer Conservation Trainee

Location: Based at Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland DL14 OAG

Responsible to: Living Landscapes Officer (South)

Time commitment: 4 days p/w (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) plus one weekend day per month.

General Brief:

To support Living Landscapes Officers in their work, particularly the management of the Trust’s nature reserves and planning and leading volunteer tasks.

Requirements:

Enthusiastic person with good communication skills, dedicated to nature conservation and working with people. Applicants must hold a full clean driving licence, have good communication and people skills and a willingness to learn.

Benefits:

Bursary of £111/week is provided plus travel. Full training is provided (including access to external courses). Applicants will gain practical experience in conservation skills, co-ordinating and leading tasks and assisting with education events plus significant ecology training.

Training Provided Practical:

  • Chainsaw
  • Pesticides
  • First Aid
  • Off Road (4x4)
  • ATV
  • Safe use of brushcutters

Ecological

  • Placement period with Durham Wildlife Services
  • 1 week plant and habitat surveying with an experienced ecologist
  • Work with DWT Botany Group to survey DWT reserves

Education

Gain experience in delivering children’s and family education events

Application:

CV with covering letter outlining why you think you are suitable for the post.

Closing date:

Friday 21st June 2019. Successful candidates will be invited to interview Thursday 27th June 2019 at Low Barns Nature Reserve.

Applications / chat: Laura Tedstone, Living Landscapes Officer (South) ltedstone@durhamwt.co.uk or 01388 488728.


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