Voluntary Reserves Officers in Cambs & Northants (x8)

Location: The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire, The Manor House
Broad Street,
Cambourne, Cambridgeshire, CB23 6DH
A Voluntary Reserves Officer role is suitable for someone looking to begin a career in practical wildlife conservation. 8 placements are being offered across Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire.

Position details

Commitment

Weekdays

Frequency

Daily

Contact details

For more information, and for submission of Applications please contact Jenny: jenny.smith@wildlifebcn.org or 01954 713516

Application deadline 12 noon Friday 13 July 2018

Interviews will be in the fortnight beginning 23 July 2018

We have 8 placements based across Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire. Successful candidates will volunteer with the Reserves team gaining experience in managing nature reserves. This includes habitat management of grassland, wetland, woodland sites, and access maintenance. The majority of their time will be spent on gaining experience in the physical work involved in managing nature reserves; there will also be opportunities to work with and lead volunteer work parties and assist with surveying and monitoring. The Volunteer Reserves Officers will receive the necessary formal training and certification in first aid, use of brushcutters and chainsaws, as well as a programme of in-house training central to their roles. Applicants should be capable of using power tools and machinery and enjoy days of physical work outdoors in all weathers. Good team working skills and self-motivation are essential. Some previous experience of practical conservation work would be an advantage but is not essential. Travel expenses are available.

For details about each location where placements are being offered, please go to the Volunteer Reserves Officers page. 

3-5 days per week for 9-12 months commitment

CVs without fully completed application forms will not be accepted.