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The Bumblebee Conservation Trust (BBCT) is looking for a part-time Skills for Bees Outreach Trainee to support survey and engagement work with Making a Buzz for the Coast. This is an ambitious natural heritage project focussed on safeguarding rare bee populations in north Kent, with Heritage Lottery Funding for habitat improvements and community engagement.


This role is an exciting opportunity to inspire the local people of Kent to take action for bumblebees through innovative engagement activities. The traineeship will also involve working with and supporting volunteers with BeeWalk, our national bumblebee monitoring scheme. The successful candidate will have a proven interest in wildlife conservation and an interest in public engagement. You will be self-motivated and enthusiastic, with good communication and IT skills.


Person Specification




  • Currently undertaking or recently completed an HND/degree in ecology, environmental science or equivalent OR having a proven interest in the environment and actively seeking employment in this field.




  • Proven interest in the environment and biodiversity recording.
  • Full clean driving licence.
  • Computer literate including the confident use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Willingness to work some weekends and evenings.




  • Basic bumblebee identification skills.
  • Some experience in volunteering and/or supporting volunteers.
  • Experience in biodiversity recording and species identification.


Personal Qualities


  • A mature approach and the ability to communicate effectively with the public.
  • An ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Good attention to detail.
  • Confident and outgoing.


Please click here for more details and to apply.


Closing date: 21st December 2018 

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