Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) Berkshire Reserves

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing 90 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife. If you want to work in the environmental sector but lack the experience to land your first job, a Trainee position with BBOWT may be just what you need.  

Berkshire Reserves trainees will assist the reserves team carrying out land management work across our nature reserves in Berkshire, you will work on a variety of habitats including heathland, woodland, wetland and grassland. Work will also include site infrastructure maintenance such as fencing, gate repairs and sign installation. There will also be chance to gain livestock experience and opportunity to join in with species and habitat surveys.

Alongside the day-to-day learning experiences, all trainees will receive a substantial amount of external and internal training covering habitat management, work with livestock, species ID, surveying and community engagement; this will include NPTC certification in Felling small trees and a First Aid at Work certificate. Limited travel expenses are also available.

The position would suit those wishing to develop the skills required to follow a career in the conservation sector.  Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation, learning and imparting conservation knowledge, a good level of physical fitness, and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers.  Relevant volunteering experience and a valid UK driving license are desirable.  A commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential (Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday)

Closing date: 27/03/2017

Interviews: 07/04/2017 A short interview at Greenham Common near Newbury.

Start date: April / June 2017

CVs will not be accepted. For an application form and more information please visit our website or email us.

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