Wildlife Trainee – Ecology (BBOWT)

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.

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. There will be an opportunity to assist with the Trust’s badger vaccination project. Office work 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, help with personal development throughout your placement and provide a reference on successful completion of your traineeship. 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 a maximum of 12 months is essential. Trainee days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 9.00 am – 5.00 pm. The successful applicants will be asked to start their traineeship mid-March 2023 and will be based at BBOWT’s Oxford office in Littlemore.

Closing date: 9am Monday 30th January 2023

Interviews: Tuesday 14th February 2023 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.

Wildlife Trainee_Ecology_ Role Description 2023

Wildlife Trainee_Ecology_Application Form 2023