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.


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.


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


  • 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


Gain experience in delivering children’s and family education events


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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