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Creating Natural Connections – Trainee, Cumbernauld Living Landscape

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Sectors Nature Conservation, Ecology, GIS
Town/City Cumbernauld
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Temporary / Contract / Seasonal
Status Full Time
Level First Level
Deadline 27/08/2021
Company Name Scottish Wildlife Trust
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Directory Entry : The Scottish Wildlife Trust has over 36,000 members throughout the country, and aims to protect Scotland's wildlife for the benefit of present and future generations.
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Status: Full Time, Fixed Term (12 Months)

Salary: £17,920 per annum (£9.50 per hour)

Location: Cumbernauld 

Are you a motivated individual with a passion for wildlife? Interested in making a difference? Now is the time to join us!
The Creating Natural Connections project has an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated person to take up a traineeship through this inspiring community project.

About us: 

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

The Role

We are currently seeking a Trainee to join this project. The main purpose of this role is to focus on the goals of the project, improving Cumbernauld’s woods, parks, and open spaces for both wildlife and local people. With support from three dedicated Project Officers, you will assist in the delivery of workshops connecting young people to the natural environment, outdoor sessions which help people at risk of poor health and wellbeing along with working on various conservation tasks.


Your main responsibilities will include:

? Assisting in the delivery of practical volunteer days

? Ensuring the safety of all participants

? Supporting the community to organise, publicise and deliver public events at their local open space

? Participating in community outreach events

? Supporting the delivery or workshops within schools


Our successful candidate will:

? Be educated to NAT level 4 / 5 or equivalent

? Have a passion for motivating others

? Be used to spending time outside either for leisure or work purposes

? Have knowledge of Scottish conservation issues and the Cumbernauld Living Landscape

? Have an understanding of the importance of health and safety

? Be confident when using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

? Have strong communication skills along with being an excellent team player

? Have experience of working with people in outdoor environments (eg – Scouts, Army cadets) (advantageous)

? Have a full driving licence (advantageous)


Download full role description here 


To apply please complete the application form and return to recruitment@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk by the closing date.

Alternatively, you can apply here

Closing date: 12 noon , 27 August 2021

Interviews will be held week beginning: 08 September 2021


The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a proud equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all candidates irrespective of their background.? We are committed to helping to make the world of nature conservation as inclusive as possible, as we believe there should be no barriers to being involved, and that champions and role models from every part of society will be vital in helping to reverse the loss of biodiversity.?

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