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Elm Tree Court, Long Street, Devizes SN10 1NJ, Wiltshire     Start Date: 11 Mar 2024 - Full Time     12000

Job Description


Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is looking for 2 enthusiastic and highly motivated people to fill 2 Practical Conservation Traineeships within their Conservation and Land Management Team, 1 in the South and 1 in the North of the county. The Traineeships are aimed at people looking to gain the experience and skills that will enable them to pursue a career within conservation land management.

No formal educational qualifications or previous training is required but applicants will be expected to demonstrate enthusiasm for the chosen role, show a desire and dedication to learn new skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team. Trainees will be supervised by an experienced professional from the Trust throughout their training and will gain industry recognised certification including chainsaw and brushcutter tickets. Training will also include species identification, habitat management, GIS, leadership, team and personal effectiveness skills and volunteer management.

Both Traineeships will start on 11th March 2024 and will run until 10th March 2025.

Please note:
• The training will involve both practical work outside in a range of weather conditions and desk-based
office work.
• Accommodation and transport to work locations are not offered as part of these positions.
• There is no salaried position offered on completion of the programme.
• Applicants will be required to hold a full driving licence at the time of application.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children, young people and adults at risk. All WWT staff will receive safeguarding training and must ensure that they comply with WWT’s safeguarding policy.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is equal opportunity employer. We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse organisation, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need talented people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side.

Closing Date: 9am on Monday 12th February 2024

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Thursday 15th February and invited to a selection day on Tuesday 20th February 2024 at Green Lane Wood Nature Reserve, Trowbridge. (Unfortunately we are unable to contact unsuccessful candidates).

How to Apply


A full job description and application pack is available to download from our website https://www.wiltshirewildlife.org/jobs/practical-conservation-traineeship-north-wiltshire

If you would like more information about the Traineeships, please contact Debbie Chambers by email at debbiec@wiltshirewildlife.org or by phone on 01380 736071.

Please submit your application to recruitment@wiltshirewildlife.org.
If you would like to be considered for both North and South roles please indicate on your application form.

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