Trainee Reserve Officer

This exciting volunteer post will give you vital experience at one of the UK’s best nature reserves. Based at Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s new purpose-built Volunteer Training Centre you will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the nature reserve; including habitat management, wildlife recording and monitoring and community engagement. You will also have the opportunity to work with the high-profile Osprey project and get involved with the Birdfair.

The role is very practical and this volunteer placement will be suitable for someone who is looking to start a career in conservation as a nature reserve warden or in a similar role. As part of your training you will gain certificates in the use of chainsaws, herbicide application and first aid; and you will be trained in brush cutters, hedge-laying, dry stone walling, charcoal burning, tractor driving and much more.

The placement is based on four days per week for one year (Monday-Thursday), beginning in September 2017.

A living allowance of £75 per week will be paid for each 4 day week completed.

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