Wildlife Trainees – West Berkshire Living Landscape

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.

We are recruiting for 2 trainees to be based at Greenham Common near Newbury, joining the current team of trainees delivering a programme of works for our Linking the Landscape project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. For more information on the project visit our website http://www.bbowt.org.uk/what-we-do/living-landscapes/west-berkshire-living-landscape.

The trainee role will involve practical conservation work on heathland, woodland and wetland nature reserves and privately owned land, improving habitats and connectivity. Trainees will also carry out species surveys; work with local community groups and volunteers.

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: 04/04/2017. 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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