Wildlife Trainees (Ecology) x2

Location: BBOWT Head Office, The Lodge, 1 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4XT
BBOWT carries out ecological monitoring at over 80 nature reserves, spanning more than 2,500 hectares. If you want to develop experience of surveying habitats and species with a view to a career in the sector, this unpaid Traineeship might be perfect for you.

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The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.

If you want to work in the environmental sector but lack the experience to land your first job, a Trainee position with BBOWT may be just what you need. As an Ecology Trainee you will gain employer-valued practical experience by supporting the Ecology Team surveying and monitoring the wildlife and habitats on the Trust’s nature reserves. You will also assist the Trust’s Water Vole Recovery Project by carrying out Water Vole surveys and monitoring mink activity. Office-based activities will include the management of survey data with an emphasis on data entry. Trainees committing to the full 12 months will have the opportunity to undertake survey data analysis.

You will have extensive internal training and a budget (subject to confirmation) for external training courses. Your dedicated mentor will monitor your progress and help with personal development throughout your placement. Limited travel expenses are available. Over 80% of our previous Wildlife Trainees have jobs in the industry.

Applicants should have a keen interest in UK wildlife conservation. Relevant volunteering or work experience is desirable; please see the Role Description for a full list of essential and desirable criteria.

A commitment of 3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9am - 5pm. The successful applicants will be asked to start their traineeship mid-March 2019 and will be based at BBOWT’s Oxford office in Littlemore.

Closing date: 9am Friday 1st February 2019

Interviews: Monday 11th February 2019 at BBOWT’s Oxford office in Littlemore (OX4 4XT)

To apply please complete the application form and return it to colinwilliams@bbowt.org.uk.

CVs will not be accepted.   Please note that only successful applicants will be notified.