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Trainee Reserves Officer – Volunteer Placement

We have an exciting opportunity available for a new Trainee!

You will work with the Reserves Officer to gain experience, skills and knowledge for a career in Conservation, carrying out a wide range of practical habitat management tasks across the Trust’s 33 reserves and leading a large volunteer work group.  This is a busy and varied opportunity to learn and develop skills in practical habitat management, group leadership, use and maintenance of power and hand tools and best practice in conservation management. You will receive certified training in first aid at work, pesticide and chainsaw use, as well as a broad range of in-house training.  We are looking for someone with the drive and enthusiasm for a career in conservation, with great communication and organisational skills and good computing skills.  You’ll need a ready sense of humour and the ability to use initiative and motivate others.  Any previous experience would be useful but not essential.  

A full, clean driving licence + 1 year’s driving experience are essential.  

This is a 6-12 month placement working over 4-5 days per week.  We provide £300/month towards living costs, an allocated training allowance and appropriate PPE.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday, 5th August, and interviews will be held on Tuesday, 14 August.

Further details of the placement are here

If you are interested in applying then please fill out the application form below.

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A great way to support your local Wildlife Trust whilst supplementing your income!

We are looking for friendly, independent and self-motivated people of all ages to work with us and encourage members of the public to join the Wildlife Trust.

Our Charity Fundraisers work independently at venues (pre-booked by our in-house team) such as local shops, garden centres and county shows/events.

If you have an outgoing personality and an interest in nature and your local environment then we would love to hear from you. This is an excellent opportunity to bring your experience to a position where you can contribute directly to cause that you are passionate about.

  • Hours: 18 - 30 hours per week including weekend working.

  • Salary: Competitive salary offered, up to £13 p/hr being earned on average after commission. Our targets can easily be hit and top performers are making well in excess of £20 per hour.

  • Benefits: Full training provided, performance based commission, travel contributions, holiday entitlement, pension scheme and referral bonuses.

Successful applicant requirements:

  • We are looking for outgoing people with a passion or interest in wildlife and nature who are able to talk to anyone and everyone in a positive and friendly manner.

  • If you are looking for a rewarding non-office based role in order to supplement your income/pension this could be the perfect role for you.

  • If you have experience of fundraising, sales or customer facing roles this would be desirable, although it is not essential as we provide full training. We employ fundraisers with very different backgrounds, work experiences and ages.

  • Your own car and valid driving license is essential.

Please contact us for more information;

[email protected]

Tel: 0333 3207 273


End date 31st October 2018.

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