Wildlife Trainees (Ecology) x2

Location: BBOWT Head Office, The Lodge, 1 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX4 4XT
If you want to work in the environmental sector but lack the experience to land your first job, a Wildlife Trainee (Ecology) position with the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust (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 and in the wider countryside.

Position details


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday



Contact details

Colin Williams: call 01865 775476 x227 or email colinwilliams@bbowt.org.uk.

The Lodge, 1 Armstrong Road, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 4XT.

The Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust is a membership-based voluntary organisation, managing over 80 nature reserves, influencing land management and educating and encouraging all sectors of the community to care for local wildlife.

As well as surveying on BBOWT’s nature reserves, you will assist the Trust’s Water Vole Recovery Project by carrying out Water Vole surveys and monitoring Mink activity. Office-based activities will involve 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 and have a dedicated mentor who 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 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. Traineeship days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. The successful applicants will be asked to start their traineeship mid-March 2020 and will be based at BBOWT’s Oxford office in Littlemore.

Closing date: 9am Friday 31st January 2020

Interviews: Wednesday 12th February 2020 at BBOWT's Oxford office in Littlemore

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.