Volunteer Learning Team Trainee (BBOWT)

We are looking for a passionate individual wishing to take on an exciting educational traineeship and gain experience within the environmental education sector in the UK.

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

We would like to recruit an enthusiastic person to volunteer with the team at one of our popular education centres. If you have a keen interest in environmental education and would like a career in this area, this could be the perfect way to gain experience. Previous trainees have had a high rate of success finding employment and have found the traineeship instrumental in helping them begin their career in this field.

Our fantastic environmental centre based in Windsor Great Park is part of a partnership project between BBOWT and the Crown Estate. Here you will get the chance to get involved with our varied and exciting range of educational programmes. This will include assisting with and leading school group activities, planning and delivering events for families, supporting our Nature Tots pre-school group and Wildlife Clubs for young people as well as developing resources.

This post offers a great opportunity for you to develop your skills in the environmental education field, build experience in working with children in an outdoor setting, and inspire the next generation within our beautiful outdoor learning areas. You will be mentored by our Senior Learning Officer and given on the job training to enable you to develop these educational skills during your traineeship.

Applicants should have a strong interest in environmental education and conservation, volunteering with people of all ages, especially children. Relevant volunteering experience is desirable; please see the Role Description for a full list of essential and desirable criteria.

A commitment of 2-3 days per week for 6-12 months is essential. Preferred placement months, initially, are April – September. Work days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (preferred but negotiable) 8.30 am – 4.30 pm (with flexibility).

Closing date: Sunday 5th February 2023 (11.59pm)

Informal interview: Tuesday 28th February 2023 at Windsor Great Park Environmental Centre, Windsor, SL4 2BY.

To apply for this traineeship please complete the application form and return it to berkshireeducation@bbowt.org.uk  CVs will not be accepted.

For any further questions please call the Senior Learning Officer at Windsor Great Park 07493649667 or email berkshireeducation@bbowt.org.uk.

Volunteer Learning Team Trainee Role Description Windsor Great Park

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