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Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Volunteer Roles

JOB: Trainee Country Park Ranger/Gardener

BE4: 22/2/19 12 noon

IV: 28/2/19

LOC: Cockington Country Park, Torquay, Devon

PAY: Accommodation / £2000 training budget / on-site-training

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

You will be helping to deliver the Heritage Lottery funded Green Heart Project aimed at rejuvenating Cockington Country Park. Volunteering in Torbay’s largest & most renowned historic park is a fantastic opportunity for an individual looking to gain experience, learn & develop skills & further their knowledge in landscape maintenance, public engagement & working with volunteers. You will: use a range of machinery, incl; brushcutter, trimmer, mowers, chainsaw & leaf blower; assist with grass cutting, maintaining paths & park furniture; look after a collection of trees, lakeside plants & rose garden; help lead volunteer groups & engage with visitors.  Free shared accommodation is offered in the restored 16th century Gamekeepers Cottage in the heart of the park.  ASK: For further details & to apply; www.countryside-trust.org.uk/about-tcct/vacancies. Please contact: Mardie 01803 606858 / 07786388019 or mardie@countryside-trust.org.uk

JOB: Trainee Countryside Ranger

BE4: 28/2/19

IV: 28/02/2019

LOC: Berry Head NNR & SSSI, Brixham

PAY: £1000 training budget & free on site accommodation

FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Start date: March/April 2019. 9 to 12 month placement. To assist with delivering the practical countryside management programme, assist with ongoing scientific studies, stock handling & public engagement. Living on the reserve, you will be able to fully immerse yourself in one of the most important sites in the region. The ranger team, based at the NNR, work with volunteer groups & help to staff the visitor centre. The successful applicant will initially assist then eventually lead events such as Bat Walks & volunteer work parties. Working duty weekends & occasional evenings will be required. These placements are a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in the day to day management of a National Nature Reserve through the changing seasons. Those selected for interview will have the opportunity to come & spend a day on site, with a reserve tour & practical session in the morning & interviews in the afternoon.   ASK: Any queries please call office on 01803 882619.

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