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Surrey County Council

Volunteer Roles

JOB: Voluntary Conservation Trainee x 2

BE4: 29/03/2019

LOC: Surrey

PAY: Training costs and travel expenses

FOR: Surrey Wildlife Trust

An excellent training opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in conservation and land management. The placement will provide a diverse range of practical training from heathland management, sustainable woodland management, to conservation grazing, along with more transferable skills. Some flexibility exists around the role, dependent on candidates’ skills and availability. We offer a selection of external training covering first aid, brushcutter and NPTC chainsaw use, in addition to internal training including species ID, cattle welfare and habitat management.  A relevant qualification is desired. Must have some previous practical conservation experience, good communication skills, be computer literate, a good level of physical fitness, with a full driving licence. Keen interest in the environment and seeking a career in this field. Anticipated commitment - 3 days per week, for 12 months. ASK: To apply, please complete an application form: https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/jobs or to discuss the role in further detail email claire.courtier@surreywt.org.uk

JOB: Surrey Countryside Partnerships Voluntary Internships

BE4: Ongoing

LOC: Based at Caterham (Downlands) & / or Epsom (Lower Mole)*

PAY: Experience

FOR: Surrey Countryside Partnerships (Hosted By Surrey County Council)

Gain a wide range of practical conservation experience working to maintain/restore a diverse range of habitats, in particular rare chalk grassland & woodlands. Principally weekdays; we are flexible on duration/days of week. You would be joining in on scheduled task days, gaining essential on-the-job experience learning about targeted countryside/rare habitat management practices; helping to prepare for tasks, carpentry & opportunities to work with our Downlands Partnership grazing service; some formal training (brushcutters etc.) could also be made available. We work closely with volunteers of all ages, plus school & corporate groups so excellent communication skills are required & you need to be able to work confidently as part of a small busy team.  Physically demanding at times and involves working outdoors in all weathers. Full clean driving licence and access to a vehicle essential. An ideal first internship during / post countryside management studies. *but required to work across partnerships' area (principally North / NE Surrey and in to Croydon, Sutton, Kingston). ASK: Please email your interest and CV to: countrysidepartnershipsteam@surreycc.gov.uk. Find out more: https://c-js.co.uk/2wttDTU.

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