Great news that our friends at South West Wildlife Trusts were successful in an application to the Heritage Lottery ‘Skills for the Future’ Fund for the Wild Paths training programme, and have 30 training opportunities to offer across five South West Wildlife Trusts over the next three years. Training consists of 9-month long practical placements at Avon, Devon, Dorset, Somerset or Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, with a substantial training package and £1000 per month bursary.
Devon Wildlife Trust will be offering two trainee placements in 2018 at Meeth Quarry, near Hatherleigh. The trainee will be involved with a number of reserves across North Devon giving experience in a range of habitats from a former clay quarry dominated by two huge lakes, grassland and woodland featuring bike trails, easy access trails and paths, through coastal heath, woodland glades, Culm grasslands, upland meadows and moors. All trainees will receive training in key skills such as time management, giving presentations, personal effectiveness, interview and application techniques.
The Wildlife Trusts are keen to reflect the diversity of the British community within our workforce and applications from under-represented groups, for example people from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background or people with disabilities are particularly welcome to apply. If you are disabled and meet the minimum criteria for the post, we guarantee to interview you. We also use an anonymous sifting process to remove as much unconscious bias as possible.
More information can be found at https://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/WildPaths.html, and this page contains links to the evaluation report (with case studies) of Wildlife Skills, Wild Paths’ forerunner.
More information about Wild Paths and how to apply can be found at https://www.dorsetwildlifetrust.org.uk/WP_how_to_apply The closing date for applications is Thursday 7th June, with the first 10 placements due to start in September 2018.