Volunteer Trainee Countryside Ranger

Salary:see job description

Closing Date:10/03/2019

This role involves working 3-4 days per week for a six month duration, with the possibility of extending to nine months.

We will provide on the job training and an allowance of £1700 for certificated training and modest travel expenses.

For this role:

This is a voluntary, unpaid opportunity to work at the internationally important Dawlish Warren National Nature Reserve. The Reserve is famous for its extraordinary mix of Wildlife, but it’s also a high profile resort with a fabulous landscape. The Reserve supports hundreds of species of flora, including many that are rare and is known nationally for its birdlife, particularly waders and wildfowl.

What you'll be doing:

You’ll work with our Countryside Rangers. Your work will be largely practical, with the management of the National Nature Reserve and its key species and habitats, but you will also be involved in delivering environmental education to schools and universities, assisting the public on this busy site as well as bird protection and monitoring work.

The role will include physically demanding tasks involving strimming, mowing, digging and construction of countryside furniture, and driving all terrain vehicles around the reserve. You will gain experience in working with ponies used for conservation grazing. Knowledge and experience of countryside management and/or nature conservation is highly desirable.

Who we're looking for:

The successful candidate will ideally have a relevant qualification in Conservation, Wildlife or Countryside Management but this is not essential. A keen interest in countryside management, wildlife and people is essential along with the ability to engage with a variety of interest groups and visitors such as environmental education to schools and universities coupled with effective customer service skills. A valid, full driving licence is also essential.

Please read the full Job Description and Person Specification to inform your application and supporting statement.

Closing date:

Sunday 10 March 2019

Interview date:

Friday 22 March 2019

 

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When this content has been updated

Last updated 14 February 2019