North Cumbria Conservation Undergraduate Student Placement

Cumbria Wildlife Trust

Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria

Volunteer • Full or Part Time 01539816300

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 26th February 2020   4 days left

North Cumbria Student Placement opportunity with bursary of £2,500

Based at our northern office at Gosling Sike, Houghton, Carlisle, this volunteer placement will give you the unique opportunity to develop conservation skills and knowledge across many of the Trust’s areas of work.

Although the precise details of the placement will vary, the successful student will work on our nature reserves; on our newly established wildlife garden at Gosling Sike and the Get Cumbria Buzzing project; people engagement including delivering events; species and habitat monitoring, including working with Red Squirrels Northern England.

The work will be highly varied and across a range of disciplines so the successful candidate will be well placed for a future career in nature conservation. Full training will be given to carry out a range of reserve tasks including ecological surveys, monitoring, practical site management and facilities maintenance.

It is expected that the placement will start around May 2020 and each student will work four days per week and remain in post for at least nine months to enable them to fulfil the requirements of their degree.

Due to the nature of the work a full driving licence and your own transport are essential. Travel expenses are provided. 

Please see our website for the full role descriptions of all our current placement opportunities. 

To apply please send a brief CV and a covering letter outlining what you would like to gain from the placement and what skills you can bring to it, by email to or by post to Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX. PLEASE CLEARLY STATE WHICH PLACEMENT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR OR WHETHER YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ALL CURRENT PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES.  

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Interviews will be held shortly after the closing date.

For further information regarding the role please contact Jamie Normington, Senior Education and Volunteer Officer by email or phone on 01539 816300.

Please note that all sandwich placements need to be filled by individuals on a recognised sandwich programme or equivalent, while the individuals are enrolled at a university. working towards their undergraduate degree. 

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