Leysdown Trust Trainees x 2

Shared between Land Management & Community and Wildlife

Contract – Fixed Term for 18 months

Hours – 35.00 per week

Salary - £13,173.16 per annum minimum wage plus accommodation offset

Closing Date – noon on Thursday 30th September

Interview Date – Friday 15th October

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 30,000 members which is almost 2% of the population of Sussex.

We are pleased to continue the very successful trainee scheme funded by The Vera Dalley Lederman Scholarship and Environmental Training Programme.  The Trust is working in partnership with the Leysdown Conservation Trust to provide an opportunity for 2 individuals to gain a vast array of valuable experience and skills in the conservation/environmental field.

To be considered for the scheme, individuals must be able to commit to an 18 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.

In order to fulfil the role and the terms of the scholarship, individuals will need to reside in accommodation provided by the Trust.  The property is located in Hartfield, East Sussex so it is essential that Trainees will have their own vehicle, insured for work purposes.

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