Discover Rye Harbour Heritage Trainee

Contract Type: Fixed Term – 12 months

Hours: 35.00 per week

Salary: £17,290 per annum

Closing Date: 13th July 2022

Interview date: 21st July 2022

Sussex Wildlife Trust

The Sussex Wildlife Trust is the leading organisation covering all aspects of nature conservation in Sussex. Our work includes environmental education, working with landowners, businesses and local communities, and the care of downland, woodland, wetland and heath. We are supported by over 33,000 members which is almost 2% of the population of Sussex.

The Role

Sussex Wildlife Trust is pleased to be able to offer a 12-month traineeship funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. This is the second of three trainee posts available during the Discover Rye Harbour three year project, The trainee will gain a vast array of valuable experience and skills in both the conservation and environmental education field, at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve and Discovery Centre.

This opportunity will enable an individual embarking on a career in the sector to gain on-the-job experience and access to relevant training such as Level 3 Forest School and Wild Beach, safe use of tools such as brushcutters, and first aid at work.

The Person

To be considered for the scheme, individuals must be able to commit to a 12-month training programme and be at least 18 years of age. Previous experience is not required but an understanding of countryside management and/or environmental education will be beneficial.

Most importantly, individuals must have a real passion for nature conservation and wildlife, be self-motivated, have a willingness to learn and have aspirations to develop a career within the nature conservation sector.

Please note that a DBS check will be required at the start of employment

To Apply

Please send your covering letter and CV to [email protected]

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