Wildlife Trainees (Conservation) Buckinghamshire

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. As a trainee you will gain employer-valued practical experience of conservation techniques, ranging from fencing and tree felling to species survey and livestock management.  You will take part in a comprehensive training programme, tailored to your role (including first aid and NPTC chainsaw certification) and have a dedicated mentor who will monitor your progress, help with personal development throughout your placement, and provide a reference on successful completion of your traineeship. Limited travel expenses are available. Over 80% of our previous Conservation Trainees have jobs in the industry.

Wildlife Trainee: Conservation (North Bucks)

Based out of Meadow Farm (OX25 1TW), you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team delivering a programme of works across our North Bucks reserves, which include Finemere and Whitecross Green Woods and the Upper River Ray Living Landscape.  In this post you will learn about the practical management of woodland, species rich hay meadows and hedgerows as well as a diverse range of skills.

Wildlife Trainee: Conservation (South Bucks)

Based out of College Lake, near Tring (HP23 5QG), you will join a skilled and knowledgeable team delivering a programme of works across our South Buckinghamshire reserves, which include Dancersend, Homefield Wood, Weston Turville Reservoir, and Yoesden. In this post you will learn about the practical management of habitats including chalk grassland, woodland and wetland, while gaining a diverse range of skills.

Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation, a good level of physical fitness, and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers. Relevant volunteering experience is desirable; please see the Role Descriptions for a full list of essential and desirable criteria.

A commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Work days are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8.30 am – 4.30 pm.

Closing date:   Thursday 27th July 2017 at 5pm.

Interviews:      Monday 7th August 2017 at Meadow Farm near Bicester (OX25 1TW).

For more information please visit our traineeships page: www.bbowt.org.uk/what-we-do/traineeships

To apply please complete the application form and return it to the email address supplied below.

CVs will not be accepted.   Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.

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