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Logo: Durham Wildlife TrustVolunteer Conservation Traineeship Low Barns


Vacancy Ė Volunteer Conservation Traineeship


Post Title: Volunteer Conservation Trainee  

Location: Based at Low Barns, Witton Le Wear, Bishop Auckland DL14 OAG

Responsible to: Living Landscapes Officer (South) 

Time commitment: 4 days p/w (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday) plus one weekend day per month

(Please note that due to the way this post has been funded applicants should be between 18-25yrs old only.)


General Brief: To support Living Landscapes Officers in their work, particularly the management of the Trustís nature reserves and planning and leading volunteer tasks.


Requirements: Enthusiastic person with good communication skills, dedicated to nature conservation and working with people. Applicants must hold a full clean driving licence, have good communication and people skills and a willingness to learn.


Benefits: A bursary of £111/week is provided plus travel. Full training is provided (including access to external courses). Applicants will gain practical experience in conservation skills co-ordinating and leading tasks and assisting with education events plus significant ecology training. 


Training Provided



  • Chainsaw
  • Pesticides
  • First Aid
  • Off Road (4x4)
  • ATV
  • Safe use of brushcutters 



  • Placement period with Durham Wildlife Services
  • 1 week plant and habitat surveying with an experienced ecologist
  • Work with DWT Botany Group to survey DWT reserves


Logo: The Prince's Countryside FundEducation

  • Gain experience in delivering childrenís and family education events 


Application: CV with covering letter outlining why you think you are suitable for the post.


Closing date: Friday 28th June 2019.


Applications/ chat: Laura Tedstone, Living Landscapes Officer (South)  ltedstone@durhamwt.co.uk  or 01388 488728


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