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Logo: The Conservation VolunteersTCV Natural Talent Traineeship - Intertidal Mudflats


Based in Liverpool

35 hours per week

Bursary: £13,500


TCV is the UK’s leading practical conservation charity working with people from all sectors of the community in positive action to improve the environment.


Please note that applicants should only submit one application form for the Natural Talent Traineeships currently being offered. Please use the section provided on the form to indicate your choice of placements in order of preference


Project background


Natural Talent UK aims to increase expertise across the whole of the UK to protect our less well known species and create awareness of the habitats that supports them.  The programme responds to identified skills shortages in the conservation sector by providing trainees with the opportunity to develop an expertise in a specific taxonomic group, habitat or a mixture of both.  Natural Talent UK will also increase the capacity of volunteers and communities to play an active role in surveying, mapping and taking an action to increase the biodiversity value of their local places.


Our Trainee will become an informed, passionate champion for the UK’s intertidal mudflats - a very biodiverse but poorly understood and perceived habitat of international significance.

Intertidal mudflats are currently under threat from pollution, climate change and major infrastructure developments. They are a highly productive habitat and support a fascinating but hidden ecosystem that is poorly known and under-recorded.


The Trainee will develop specialised identification skills for algae and invertebrates associated with intertidal mudflats. They will use this knowledge to promote, interpret and communicate the environmental significance of this special habitat to a wide audience, especially local coastal communities.


A bit more about TCV:


We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion and combat loneliness, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real life challenges they face.


For over 50 years we have adapted our work with volunteers to reflect the changing needs of communities in the UK and, by giving people a sense of purpose and belonging, we have empowered them to take control of their lives and outdoor spaces for the benefit of all.

Whilst our activities vary, our inclusive approach has remained consistent; bringing people and places together to create happy, healthy and connected communities for everyone.


This project is funded by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


For further information and to apply, please click here


Twitter: @Natural_Talent


Alternatively, email: a.styles@tcv.org.uk or call 01786 476185


Closing date for completed applications:  Midnight  Sunday 5th November 2017


Return completed application form to: Amy Styles a.styles@tcv.org.uk or TCV Scotland, 24 Allan Park, Stirling, Scotland, FK8 2QG

 Logo: Esmee Fairburn Foundation

Please mark your application: NTUKLiverpool


Interviews will be held on 4th December 2017 at World Museum, Liverpool.


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