This is a voluntary role

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Kent Wildlife Trust

Wilder Reserves Volunteer Trainee Warden x 5

Fixed Term of 11 months

Closing Date: 31st May 2023

Interview Date: w/c June TBC

Salary: This is an unpaid voluntary position. Reasonable travel and other authorised expenses may be claimed.

Based at: Various locations throughout Kent, Canterbury, Maidstone, Ashford and Dover

We are unable to recruit anyone who does not have a right to work in the UK.

A DBS check will be required for this role.

Globally and nationally wildlife is in steep decline. We appear to be reaching critical tipping points around the loss of biodiversity as well as around climate change, both being interlinked. Human society cannot prosper without wildlife and healthy ecosystems.

Kent’s wildlife needs to be restored to much higher levels. We can no longer allow common things to become rare. We can only do this by restoring large-scale habitat from degraded land. Doing this will contribute to solving global problems. But we won’t be able to do this unless we publicly aspire to a higher level of impact and show that we can deliver this.  

The role: We are looking for a Wilder Reserves Volunteer Trainee Warden to work alongside experienced Area Warden to assist with the day-to-day management of a range of important conservation sites, whilst gaining practical conservation experience and training. The role would be ideal for someone seeking a career in conservation or nature reserve management.

Valuable experience will be gained in practical habitat management, volunteer supervision and using livestock to deliver conservation grazing.

You: You will demonstrate an aptitude and enthusiasm for practical wildlife conservation work. A relevant environmental qualification is desirable, but NOT essential. This role comes with an extensive package of training opportunities and represents an ideal apprenticeship for those seeking a career in nature conservation.

Contact details:

For an application pack, visit our website

For an informal discussion please contact Matt Hayes on or 07747 474364

The Kent Wildlife Trust Group is Wild About Inclusion. To us, this means inspiring, empowering and engaging people from all backgrounds, cultures, identities and abilities, to change the natural world for the better.

It also means cultivating inclusive workspaces that are free from discrimination, where differences are celebrated, everyone can be themselves and flourish, just like nature!

Closing Date: 31/05/2023  Location: Various locations throughout Kent, Canterbury, Maidstone, Ashford and Dover

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