Practical Reserves Management Placement – WWT Martin Mere

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust has a placement opportunity available for 2017-18 on the reserves management team. This placement will be based at the beautiful WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre in Lancashire, and will offer applicants a range of practical experiences in wetland management, species monitoring and visitor services. This post would suit those who enjoy being part of small enthusiastic teams, have a good variety of skills, and love being outdoors.

The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust is one of the UK’s leading conservation organisations in wetland ecology with a long history of managing wetland sites and conducting research and re- introduction programmes in the UK. Our reserves are exciting places to be throughout the year. Large flocks of pink-footed geese, teal and wigeon can be seen each winter, alongside the thousands of swans, and the reed fringes are a good place to spot wintering bitterns or otters. While in summer waders such as redshank and lapwing nest in the grasslands and dragonflies cruise the waterways. Water voles are a common sight in spring and summer and there’s always a variety of amphibians.

While the successful candidate will need to commit to volunteer for the Trust for 52 weeks, volunteering for approximately 37.5 hours per week, which may include weekends, there will be excellent opportunities to develop useful skills for the UK job market in areas of ecology, conservation and reserves management. If volunteering as a student placement you will be able to carry out your own research project if required by your university as part of your assessment, supported by friendly WWT staff with significant experience in their field. Although this placement will be unpaid accommodation can be provided.

For more information, and to apply for the role, please visit our website by clicking ‘More Information’ below.

Closing date for applications is Sunday 7th May 2017.

Interview will be held w/c 22nd May 2017.

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