In this role you will gain valuable experience in many key areas including natural history surveying and monitoring skills, visitor operations, practical management, fieldwork and data management.
The knowledge and skills gained from these placements will be of benefit for anyone wishing to pursue a career in conservation in a variety of areas, including reserves, people engagement, habitat work, wildlife surveys and research, as well as giving you an insight in to which areas you prefer working in.
We will provide training in the various elements of the traineeships, to enable you to learn and develop in the role and help us conserve this fantastic habitat.
Your main duties, will be divided between a variety of areas, subject to operational requirements, these can be broadly grouped as
Assisting with the reserve's survey and monitoring programme, this will include
Bird surveys, such as undertaking Moorland Bird Surveys, monitoring rare and vulnerable wetland species, farmland wader counts and raptor watches.
Wildlife and habitat surveys.
Hydrological and ecological monitoring of habitat restoration areas and habitat condition.
Data management and GIS
Assisting with the visitor operations delivery at Forsinard, this will include
Meeting and greeting visitors at our visitor centre.
Assisting with guided walks and other events.
Fundraising and membership recruitment.
Marketing and communications.
Assisting with land management tasks such as
Trail and infrastructure maintenance.
Control of regenerating conifers.
Assisting with on going research on the reserve such as
Undertaking surveys to help with applications for funding, grant reports and planning management calendars.