You will gain a huge range of skills in species identification and practical habitat management, working within the UK's largest conservation organisation, and even joining our front line team in visitor engagement.
You will work not just at one reserve, but across all 8 Dorset reserves gaining vital experience working in wetlands and reed beds, Heathland and acid grass lands, hazel coppiced woodland and ancient oak woodlands and tidal estuaries. Two of the reserves you will cover (Arne and Radipole Lake) are two of the busiest visitor reserves in the country and you will gain experience working with the face to face team leading a wide range of events and activities.
The range of habitats and tasks across Dorset will give you an excellent foundation should you be looking for a career in conservation or if you just want to contribute to giving nature a home in our ever changing environment.
Training will be essential to many of the tasks you will carry out and will be provided as needed.
You will be provided with self catering accommodation at Arne reserve, set in the heart of this fantastic area of lowland heath, giving you a chance to get to know all the local wildlife