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JOB: Volunteer Towpath Ranger - Nottingham
BE4: 17-12-2021
IV: --
LOC: Notts Beeston Canal
PAY: Full induction, on-going training, reasonable out of pocket expenses, Trust clothing and equipment.
FOR: Canal and River Trust

Volunteer Towpath Rangers are part of the Canal & River Trust’s team working to encourage the growth in popularity of our towpaths. Rangers are the eyes and ears of the local waterway, a friendly face who is happy engaging with all users of our towpaths. They also build relationships with local residents and communities to get involved and volunteer with us to make a difference to the canals and rivers they care about. As a Volunteer Towpath Ranger, you will help make sure the towpaths are an enjoyable place for everyone; reporting any issues that you see, towpath gardening and light maintenance work. This opportunity is flexible so will suit someone with a few hours to spare each week. We welcome interest from families as well as individuals - this task is a great way to get fit, meet new people and see some great wildlife at the same time! Time: minimum of 1 hour a week. More information: https://c-js.co.uk/3cFeG3h





JOB: Volunteer Towpath Ranger - Leicester
BE4: 17-12-2021
IV: --
LOC: Leicester
PAY: Full induction, on-going training, reasonable out of pocket expenses, Trust clothing and equipment.
FOR: Canal and River Trust

Volunteer Towpath Rangers are part of the Canal & River Trust’s team working to encourage the growth in popularity of our towpaths. Rangers are the eyes and ears of the local waterway, a friendly face who is happy engaging with all users of our towpaths. They also build relationships with local residents and communities to get involved and volunteer with us to make a difference to the canals and rivers they care about. As a Volunteer Towpath Ranger, you will help make sure the towpaths are an enjoyable place for everyone; reporting any issues that you see, towpath gardening and light maintenance work. This opportunity is flexible so will suit someone with a few hours to spare each week. We welcome interest from families as well as individuals - this task is a great way to get fit, meet new people and see some great wildlife at the same time! Time: minimum of 1 hour a week. More information: https://c-js.co.uk/3FLP0yJ

JOB: Trainee Engagement Ranger
BE4: 10-01-2022
IV: 2022-01-19
LOC: Torbay, Devon
PAY: Free Accommodation, in-house training and support and training budget for external courses
FOR: Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust

Based at Occombe Farm, this role will give you hands-on experience in the education team. Assisting with the planning and delivery of School Day Visits, Residential Stays and Engagement Activities across all the Trusts main sites in Torbay; including farmland, marine, woodland, parkland and headlands. Time: 30 hours per week for 9 - 12 months. More information https://www.countryside-trust.org.uk/vacancies/ 

JOB: Research intern
BE4: 31-01-2022
IV: --
LOC: New Quay, Ceredigion
PAY:
FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

Interns are invited to assist the Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) with the running of the ‘Cardigan Bay Monitoring Project’ which supports the conservation management of the bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise and grey seal populations of Cardigan Bay. Interns will assist New Quay staff by taking part in the following tasks: land-based surveys; boat-based surveys.; photo-identification matching; data entry; public awareness; assisting in training courses and other needs of the charity. Full time role. Interns will be based in New Quay, Ceredigion, West Wales. Accommodation is provided by a private landlord through rental of a shared house at around £74 per person per week. All interns will be trained in cetacean observation and identification, in boat survey protocols, and photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins. If you are interested in this position, please contact Katrin on katrin.lohrengel@seawatchfoundation.org.uk with a completed Research Intern application form (available on the Sea Watch website) and CV.

JOB: Research Assistant and Intern Co-ordinator
BE4: 17-01-2022
IV:
LOC: New Quary, Ceredigion
PAY: Accommodation provided, additional information on our website
FOR: Sea Watch Foundation

Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) are looking for a Research Assistant / Intern Coordinator to assist with the running of the ‘Cardigan Bay Monitoring Project’ which supports the conservation management of the bottlenose dolphin, harbour porpoise and grey seal populations of Cardigan Bay. Responsibilities will include: Coordination between the Monitoring Officer and project interns. Assisting New Quay staff in training interns in land- and boat based surveys, photo ID studies, database entry, and more. Assisting the Monitoring Officer in all phases of the research. Liaising closely with the Education Officer and Education Assistant. Optional opportunity to undertake a personal research project supervised by the Monitoring Officer. Please send your CV and Research Assistant application form (available on the Sea Watch Foundation webpage), and contact details of two referees, reporting any relevant experience you have, to Katrin Lohrengel- katrin.lohrengel@seawatchfoundation.org.uk

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