Great Manchester Wetland Trainee

The Trainee will work within the Great Manchester Wetlands predominately on the Manchester Peatlands and Wigan Flashes supporting the overall project delivery.

The purpose of the post is to provide an opportunity for career development within essential landscape restoration that will be occurring and developing across the Great Manchester Wetlands.  The postholder will gain valuable training and experience in the conservation sector, as well as support to improve employability and skills level of the trainee that support future job aspirations.

This will take place over a number of exciting nature reserves within the Great Manchester Wetlands including but not limited to Bickershaw Country Park (which has a large focus on ‘slowing the flow’); and the Little Woolden, Highfield, Astley and Edge Green Mosses in (which will include increasing floral diversity and improving hydrological function)

It is envisaged that the trainees time will be split between work relating to the Peatlands and the Wigan Wetlands, with an element of Great Manchester Wetlands project development.

How to Apply

Further details including a full Job Description can be found in the Recruitment Pack below, along with our application forms.  Please review the Job Description before you apply.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and Diversity Monitoring Form and return your application before the closing date stated below.  Completed applications can be returned by email here

Location:  499-511 Bury New Road, Bolton, BL2 6DH (Peatlands) OR Worsley Mesnes Drive, WN3 5UF (Wigan)

Closing Date: 7th March 2021

Interviews:  To be confirmed

Please mention when applying for this job!


Pdf LWT Recruitment Pack – Great Manchester Wetland Trainee   Doc LWT Application Form   Pdf Privacy Notice   Doc Diversity Monitoring Form  

Key Information


National Minimum Wage


Lancashire Wildlife Trust


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level, Graduate


Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Environment


Wigan/Bolton, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

7th March 2021 at 11:45pm