Volunteer Conservation Trainee

Durham Wildlife Trust Ltd

Houghton Le Spring, Tyne & Wear

Volunteer • Part Time

durhamwt.com cjones@durhamwt.co.uk 01915843112 Chris Jones

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 31st October 2019  


Vacancy – Volunteer Conservation Traineeship

Post Title: Volunteer Conservation Trainee
Location: Based at Rainton Meadows, Chilton Moor, Houghton-Le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 6PU
Responsible to: Living Landscapes Officer (North)
Time commitment: 4 days p/w (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday) plus one weekend day per month. (12 month post)

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:

Thursday 31st October 2019. Successful candidates will be invited to interview Friday 8th November at Rainton Meadows Nature Reserve.

Applications / chat: Chris Jones, Living Landscapes Officer (North) cjones@durhamwt.co.uk or 01388 488728.


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