Reserves Placement

At WWT Caerlaverock we are looking for 1 6 month Practical Reserve Placements.  You will be a key member of the team and get involved with everything we do running a huge reserve.  Practical Habitat management is an important part of the role this includes mowing the fields in the tractor, strimming the islands, cutting scrub along the hedgelines and fencing. .  We provide lots of training both certified and on the job, certified includes Brushcutter, First aid at Work, Water safety, 4×4 and Tractor. On the job training includes carpentry, species identification, small tools, Health and safety, and leading guided walks and talks.

We have a lovely herd of Hebridean Sheep and the role involves assisting managing them looking for injuries, shearing, treatments, moving and daily checks. We do lots of surveys throughout the year which includes Natterjack toads, Barnacle geese, WeBS, BBS, Butterfly, Dragonflies and plant surveys.  Public engagement is really important at Caerlaverock you’ll be doing swan feeds with public commentary, guided walks, Wild goose Festival, and family events like puddle jumping, Giant duck hunt etc.

You’ll be helping on the trading desk and get training on how to welcome our visitors and selling gifts, membership, tea, coffee, cakes etc. We provide onsite accommodation with a wood burner. The site is absolutely beautiful if you are interested on working on a really wild site with gorgeous views of the Lake District, we are looking for people who are keen, practical and happy to work as part of our small team we all help each other and do a bit of everything.

How to Apply

For more information, and to apply, please visit our website at: 

Submit applications via the website, no later than 9am on January 31st.

Please mention when applying for this job!


Pdf CA Reserves Placement Role Description Jan 22  

Key Information


Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust


Fixed Term


Full Time


Entry Level, Graduate


Biology, Conservation, Countryside & Land Management, Environment, Nature & Wildlife, Workshop & Practical Skills


WWT Caerlaverock, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

31st January 2022 at 9:00am

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