Brockholes Conservation Intern

Do you want to expand your baseline experience in practical conservation; creating, restoring and maintaining habitats, assisting with conservation income-generating projects, and contributing to the smooth-running of the visitor experience?

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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday



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Brockholes Nature Reserve spans 250 acres and is a diverse and public-facing reserve in central Lancashire. It supports lakes, wetlands, reedbeds, meadows and woodlands, plus visitor engagement infrastructure such as boardwalks, hides and a floating ‘Visitor Village’.  

This voluntary Internship asks for a significant time commitment of three days per week for a six-month period, but in return it offers invaluable training and mentoring from experienced reserve staff, who manage all habitats and features at Brockholes. The days available to select from are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

This role is designed for a candidate who already has good baseline experience in practical conservation, and for such a person it is typically a stepping stone into a paid career in this competitive field.  It is suited to someone energetic, self-motivated and passionate about learning and getting stuck in. Good communication skills are important and it is not an ‘entry level’ role, because it expects baseline familiarity with habitat management tasks. 

For the full role description and how to apply, download the attachment below.

Closing date: 5pm on 29 February 2020.

Brockholes Conservation Intern Volunteer - Role Description