Jan 11, 2016

Trainee Marine and Coastal Conservation Officers x 6

Cumbria Wildlife Trust is delighted to invite applications for six Trainee Marine and Coastal Conservation Officers. 


Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Skills for the Future project enables Cumbria Wildlife Trust, in conjunction with the Wildlife Trust for Lancashire, Manchester and North Merseyside, and the North Western Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority (NWIFCA), to provide training placements in 2016 for four graduates and two non-graduates as part of The Marine and Coastal Heritage Programme.

This placement offers a nine month traineeship to six highly motivated individuals with an interest in marine conservation and community engagement, and an enthusiasm to gain the skills required for employment within the conservation sector.  The Marine and Coastal Heritage Programme is designed to give trainees the opportunity to gain the foundation skills and practical experience that are necessary for those working in marine and coastal conservation.

These placements offer a combination of ‘on-the-job’ professional experience and structured training that is linked to a variety of work areas, including species identification, wildlife habitat surveying, heritage interpretation and education, plus important generic work skills such as volunteer management and marketing skills. Trainees are expected to attend specialist courses, maintain a Personal Development Portfolio, and work towards gaining a variety of relevant AQA (Assessment and Qualifications Alliance) unit awards. Trainees will also be involved with a number of projects across the Trusts, including Living Seas North West and the Dunes of Barrow project, helping to develop and deliver educational materials for schools and organising and running events for families and community groups.

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