Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer - Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Volunteer Trainee Reserves Officer - Rutland Water Nature Reserve

Closing date:
Salary: A living allowance of £400 per month will be paid
Contract type: Fixed term / Working hours: Full time
Location: Volunteer Training Centre, Oakham Road
Hambleton
,
Oakham, Rutland, LE15 8TL
This exciting volunteer post will give you vital experience at one of the UK’s best nature reserves. Based at Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s purpose-built Volunteer Training Centre you will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the nature reserve; including habitat management, wildlife recording and monitoring and community engagement.

Contact details

For more information please contact:

Fran Payne

E: fpayne@lrwt.org.uk

T: 07834 989492

Role Description

This exciting volunteer post will give you vital experience at one of the UK’s best nature reserves. Based at Rutland Water Nature Reserve’s purpose-built Volunteer Training Centre you will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the nature reserve; including habitat management, wildlife recording and monitoring and community engagement. 

The role is very practical and this volunteer placement will be suitable for someone who is looking to start a career in conservation as a nature reserve warden or in a similar role. As part of your training you will gain certificates in the use of chainsaws, tree safety inspection and first aid; and you will be trained in hedge-laying, dry stone walling, charcoal production, tractor driving and much more.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about nature conservation, the environment and wildlife. You will be an enthusiastic, hardworking person, who can show initiative, work as part of a team and has a good sense of humour! 

The placement is based on four days per week for one year (Monday-Thursday), beginning in September 2022. We would expect you to commit yourself to this placement for the duration of the twelve months, 4 days per week. Uniform and personal protective equipment will be provided.

A living allowance of £400 per month will be paid and temporary accommodation is available at our Volunteer Training Centre.

How to apply

Please download an application pack below to see the full role description and person specification. 

To apply please download and complete the application form below and email to Fran Payne at fpayne@lrwt.org.uk

Closing date for applications is midnight Sunday 10th July 2022. 

Interviews will be held on Friday 29th July 2022 at The Volunteer Training Centre, Rutland Water Nature Reserve.

Download an application pack 

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