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Logo: Wildfowl & Wetlands TrustCanoe Safari Assistant

Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Part time - Saturday and Sunday - 1st April until 30th September 2019

£4,630 - £6,220 pro rata (FTE £11,575 - £15,500 per annum)


We are looking for a confident, outgoing individual to assist with operating our Canoe Safari Trail. You will be engaging with and instructing our visitors to ensure they have an unforgettable experience whilst hiring a canoe on a self-paddled 1km trail through our nature reserve. 


You will also assist with basic maintenance tasks on our canoe and coracle fleet as well as some vegetation management along the trail. A practical can do attitude is highly sort after. The Canoe Safari is open in all weathers but we do provide a full uniform to ensure you are warm and dry despite the weather.


The successful candidate will be educated to GCSE standard or equivalent with experience of working in a customer focused operation and an ability to engage with people at all levels is essential. Canoe experience is not essential as full training will be given.


The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people. We conserve, restore and create wetlands. We are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, both in the UK and around the world. At our 10 UK sites around a million visitors a year engage with wetland nature. We work internationally in key global wetland areas, balancing conservation with sustainable livelihoods and influencing national and international conservation policies.


In return for your hard work and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply)
  • Life assurance
  • Free parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free entry to all our centres


For more information, and to apply for the role, please click here 


Closing date:  17th February 2019

Interview date:  26th February 2019


Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410


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