Wildlife Trainee Conservation (Warburg)

We are looking to recruit a volunteer Wildlife Trainee to assist with habitat management, maintenance of infrastructure, ecological survey and visitor engagement.

The Wildlife Trainee role involves practical conservation work on Warburg, Hartslock, Cholsey Marsh and Warren Bank nature reserves; restoring and improving habitats for wildlife. As a trainee, you will help to look after our livestock, repair and install site infrastructure, work with power tools and machinery, carry out species surveys and work with volunteers. We would also like you to be able to talk to visitors and deliver guided walks after some training. There is also an opportunity to assist other Oxfordshire teams with environmental education and events.

Alongside the invaluable day-to-day learning experiences, you will receive a substantial amount of training. This will include external training such as the First Aid at Work +Forestry certificate and NPTC certification in chainsaw felling small trees and crosscutting. There is also a programme of in-house training including courses such as using and maintaining brush cutters, leading practical groups, safety on site, interview skill and tool maintenance, as well opportunities to learn species and survey skills on some rapid assessments and surveys. 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, a valid UK driving licence and be willing to supervise and lead volunteers. Relevant volunteering experience is also desirable. Please see the Role Description for a full list of essential and desirable criteria.

Hours: A commitment of 3 days per week for 12 months is essential. Work days: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. The ability to work occasional days at weekends and bank holidays would be desirable, for which time off in lieu would be given. Please be aware that this is an unpaid position.

How to Apply

For more information about the role please e-mail kellyhedges@bbowt.org.uk

Closing date: Monday 27th June 2022, 9am

Interview date (with practical element): Wednesday 6th July 2022 at Warburg Nature Reserve

Wildlife Trainee Conservation (Warburg)

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Key Information


Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT)


Fixed Term


Part Time


Entry Level


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


South east, United Kingdom

Application Deadline:

29th August 2022 at 10:12am

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